R/V Discoverer Data

00Main vessel activity
Oceanography
01Institution and vessel
11 Ocean area where vessel operates: Pacific Ocean
12 Vessel's flag: USA
13 Owner: Department of Commerce, NOAA
14 Operator:
Contact:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
6001 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852 USA
Telephone No.: 301 443-8641
Telex No:
Cable address:
Telefax No.:
Email:
15 Vessel's name: Discoverer NODC Code: 31DS Call Sign:
16 Yard where built:
17 Year built: 64
18 Institution planning cruise program:
02Main dimensions 04Range, speed and endurance
11 Length OA: 92.40m
11 Range: 13000n. mi.
12 Length BP:12 Cruising speed: 15.0kts .
13 Breadth: 15.80m13 Max. speed: 16.0kts.
14 Freeboard to working deck: 3.5m14 Endurance: 31days
15 Max. draft : 6.50m
03Capacities and working spaces 05Accommodation
11 Gross tonnage: 3805GRT
11 Officers: 15
12/13 Dry cargo holds: 0m3 12 Other crew: 46
14 Fuel: 1181m3 13/14 Scientists: 24
15 Fresh water: 78m3 15 Airconditioned: yes
16 Ballast water:
17 Wet laboratories (total area): 158m2
18 Dry laboratories (total area): 158m2
19 Hold for fresh fish:
20 Hold for frozen fish:
21 Refrigerated sea water tanks:
22 Bait tanks:
23 Fresh water generator capacity: 18m3
24 Free working deck area: 0m2
25 Space for container laboratory: 0m x 0m
06Design Particulars
10Hull materials

Steel
20Energy sources

21 Main engine(s): number: 4 make: Diesel El model:
22 Power (BHP) each main engine: 6000at 850rpm
23 Diameter and max. rpm propeller: 3.690m 140rpm
24 Total power auxiliary diesels: 5000HP
25 Electrical systems
25.1 AC Voltage: 0 / 0V, total 200kVA, 3phase, 60Hz
25.2 AC Voltage: / 0V, total 0kVA, 0phase, 0Hz
25.3 DC Voltage: 0V, total 0V
25.4 Stabilized system for scientific equipment: 110VAC 150AMP 60Hz
30Storage40Manoeuvring and propulsion

31 Fish in bulk 41 CP Propeller
32 Fish on ice42 Side thruster
33 Chilled sea water42.1 Bow 42.2 Side
34 Refrigerated sea water43 Propeller nozzle
35 Cold storage of samples43.1 Fixed 43.2 Steering
36 Water samples44 Dynamic positioning
37 Geological samples45 Bow anchor(s)
38 Biological samples46 Stern anchor(s)
39 Space for portable instruments47 Deepsea anchor
07Fixed equipment
10Navigation and communication

Nav. equip: Radar Loran SatNav Gyro DopLog
Comms: Fax SatCom
Comm sat:
GPS:
20Acoustic

22 Echosounders for scientific research: 3kHz 12kHz
24 Sonar: Geological
27 Provisions for silent ship operation:
30Fishing
40Oceanographic

41 Oceanographic winches: number: 3
41.1 Steel wire length: 8400m, safe working load: 5tons
41.2 Conducting cable length: 5600m, safe working load: 5tons
41.3 Other, specify: Conducting length: 6000m safe working load: 2tons
42 Winch for bottom sampling, wire length: 8400m, safe working load: 5tons
44 Gantry
44.1 Position: Stern, Midships
44.2 Clearance above deck: 0m and outboard extension: 3m
44.3 Safe working load at max. reach: 0tons
45 Crane
45.1 Position: Stern
45.2 Max reach: 15m and outboard extension: 12m
45.3 Safe working load at max. reach: 1tons
46 Other winches for instruments or sampling:
50Electronic data processing equipment permanently available on board

51/52 Computers: DEC PDP 11/23 AND 11/84: SAMPLER, ACOUSTIC DOPPLER CURRENT PROFILER, SHIPBOARD ENVI RONMENTAL AC
60Fish preservation
70Workboats and other auxiliary craft carried by vessel
08Use of vessel
10Fishing methods
20Fisheries research and development
30Marine sciences

31Physical oceanography
32 Chemical oceanography
33 Biological oceanography
34 Meteorology
35 Geology
36 Geophysics
37 Pollution
13Vessel construction and maintenance supervision

10Construction supervised by:

11 Classification Society: AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIP.
12 Others, specify:
14Published vessel data

10Magazine: Ships Of The Noaa Fleet Issue: 0 Date: 01-jun-1989

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