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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
David Starr Jordan

Last Updated - 1/25/2005
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: USA

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: WTDK
Owner: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Operator: NOAA, Pacific Marine Center
Address: NOAA, Pacific Marine Center
1801 Fairview Avenue E.
Seattle, WA 98102 USA
Telephone: (206) 442-4548
Year Built: 1964
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 52.1  m
  Breadth: 11.2  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 3.8  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Marine mammals Survey, Oceanography and Fisheries Research
  Operating Area: Southwestern U.S. coast and eastern tropical Pacific
  Navy Grids Supported: NP13

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 873  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 189  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 18.4  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 6.8  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
30.3  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 3.8  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Evaporators
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 7500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: Unknown
  Endurance: 30  days

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  Officers: 4
  Other crew: 11
  Scientists: 15
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Molecular supermicr 15-8: Computer, 2 Dell PowerEdge 4200, NT Gateway Servers and workstation
  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:

Welded Steel
  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  1068 at 0rpm
Propeller Diameter:  1.74   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 220/450V/112V
     kVA: 400/0
    Phases: 3/1


60/60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Loran SatNav Gyro, Trimble Echo XL, Norhtstar 952X, Radar: Raytheons
  Communications Equipment: Fax SatCom, High Frequency SSB (SEA 330), Global Maritinme Distress and Safety System, Cell Phone, E-mail, VHF Radios,
  Satellite Communications Equipment: INMARSAT-B, INMARSAT Standard C, INMARSAT mini M
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Simrad EK 500, ES 60, WQ 50, Knudsen 320BR, Skipper GDS 101
  Sonar Type: ITI Trawl Monitoring System, Wesmar HD Series Sonar
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: ADCP
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 4500  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  9000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  9  m  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   CTD Winch, Hydrographic Winch, Center Drum, Net Reel, Choker Winch

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Christy Corporation, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: IMO# 007333195
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225