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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Colonel Templer

Last Updated - 4/27/2005
Main Activities
Capacities & Workspaces
Range, Speed, Endurance
DP Equipment
CTD Specs
Coring Specs
Underwater Vehicles
Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: UK

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: GTTA
Owner: Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Operator: MoD, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, Farnborough
Contact: Facility Manager, RV Colonel Templer
Address: MoD, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, Air Systems Sector, MSDZ2 Bldg P161,
D.E.R.A. Farnborough, Farnborough
Hants GU14 6TD, UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1252-393916
Fax: +44 (0)1252-376058
Year Built: 1966
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 56.55  m
  Breadth: 10.79  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 5.6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Underwater research
  Operating Area: Worldwide
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1005  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: 80.3  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 143  m2
  Space for container lab: One 6.15 m x 2.46 m container, and one 12.3 m x 2.46  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: Unknown
  Max. Speed: 13.5  kts.
  Endurance: 30  days

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  Officers: 6
  Other crew: 8
  Scientists: 12
  Air Conditioned:

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: yes
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Unknown
  CTD Type: Unknown
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: Unknown

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Unknown
  Grab Sampler: Unknown
  Box Corer: Unknown
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Unknown
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Unknown

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Cummins KTA38G4M, Hill Graham Thyristor
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 440/240/115 VAC
     kVA: 150/50/12/5/5/3.5
    Phases: 3/1/1/ 1/3


60/400  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24 VDC   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radrs, Gyro, speed log, autopilot, Fully integrated navigation system based on RACAL SKYFIX connected to TRANSAS ECDIS.
  Communications Equipment: Unknown
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Raytheon JFV 200
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: yes
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: Unknown  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Boat Deck Port and Main Deck Starboard 2.3 tonnes at 10m

Clearance above deck:  8  m  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   (1) Trails Winch, (2) Deck Winch (fixed), (2) Deck Winch (portable)

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Hall Russell & Co., Aberdeen, Soctland, UK
  Classification Society: DTp VII, Lloyds 100A1+LMC
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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