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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 7/10/2007
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: WSP3399
Owner: Battelle
Operator: Battelle
Contact: Michael Walsh
Address: 397 Washington St.
Duxbury, MA 02332
Telephone: 781-952-5395
Fax: 781-952-5369
Year Built: 1991
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 13.7  m
  Breadth: 4.5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 24.61  m
  Max. draft: 1.5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Coastal Oceanographic Research
  Operating Area: Coastwise New England
  Navy Grids Supported: NA6

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 20  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 2.91  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 3.71  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 11.14  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
0.15  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 14  kts.
  Max. Speed: 16  kts.
  Endurance: Unknown

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 2
  Scientists: 8
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: NavSam (Navigation and Sample Tracking System)
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: Sea-Bird
  CTD Tow able: BOSS Towfish System
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Yes
  CTD Transmissivity: Yes
  CTD Fluormeter: Yes
  CTD Rosette: Yes

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Unknown
  Grab Sampler: Yes
  Box Corer: 0.1 & 0.15 cubic meter Sandia Mark III
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

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

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Yes

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  Unknown   make:  CAT 3406-c
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

Propeller Diameter:  0.91   m Max. RPM:   2100
Total power auxiliary diesels:  581   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown



Stabilized System:   VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: North Star 952X
  Communications Equipment: 2 VHF / Cell Phone
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: North Star 952X

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Furuno FCV-582 200kHz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RDI Workhorse 600kHz
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 152.4  m,  safe working load:  1.5  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  152  m , safe working load:  1.5  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: n/a

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Midship

Clearance above deck:  4.8  m  and outboard extension:  3  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  0.5  tons

  Other:   Hydraulic A-frame

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Mount Desert Island Boat Works
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: View printable brochure at vessels URL
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225