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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Hugh R. Sharp

Last Updated - 6/18/2014
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: Unknown
Owner: University of Delaware
Operator: University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
Contact: Mr. William Byam
Address: 700 Pilottown Rd, MOB
Lewes, DE 19958 USA
Telephone: (302) 645-4341
Fax: (302) 645-4006
Year Built: 2005
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 44.5  m
  Breadth: 9.7  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.52  m
  Max. draft: 2.73  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity:
  Operating Area: Mid-Atlantic/Coastal
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 495  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
8.782  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: R/O Water Maker
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Yes -  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 4000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 11.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12.6  kts.
  Endurance: 18  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 7
  Scientists: 12
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: SeaBird 911plus
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Yes
  CTD Transmissivity: Yes
  CTD Fluormeter: Yes
  CTD Rosette: SBE 32

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Yes
  Grab Sampler: Unknown
  Box Corer: Ocean Instruments
  Gravity Corer: Benthos
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Ocean Instruments

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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: Yes
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Schottel Z-Drive
Power (BHP) each engine:  1300hp
Propeller Diameter:  1.397   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 480/208
     kVA: 1100
    Phases: 1/3


60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC  Unknown  AMPs    Hz



  12   Volts with  12  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Unknown
  Communications Equipment: Unknown
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Knudsen 320BR 12/200
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Reson SeaBat Model 8101 @ 240 kHz w/ 150deg swath
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Below ICES limits at 8 knots

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  Winches: 7  
    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: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Dakota Creek Industries
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: ABS Classed
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225