Research Vessel Information and Technical Details

The following offers general information and technical details for the U.S. NOAA Research Vessels (R/V) Oceanographer and Discoverer and the Russian Far East Hydrometeorological Institute R/V Akademik Korolev.

Ship Name: Oceanographer (USA)

  • Operator: Department of Commerce, NOAA
  • U.S. NODC Code: 31OC
  • Length (m): 92.40
  • Beam (m): 15.80
  • Draft (m): 6.00
  • Gross tons: 3,701
  • Power (hp): 6,240
  • Range (n. miles): 9,200
  • Endurance (days): 31
  • Cruise speed (knots): 11.0
  • Maximum speed (knots): 13.0
  • Aux. power (hp): 5,000
  • Crew: 49
  • Officers: 14
  • Scientists: 24
  • Air cond: yes
  • Comments: out of service

Ship Name: Discoverer (USA)

  • Operator: Department of Commerce, NOAA
  • U.S. NODC Code: 31DS
  • Length (m): 92.40
  • Beam (m): 15.80
  • Draft (m): 6.50
  • Gross tons: 3,805
  • Power (hp): 6,000
  • Range (n. miles): 13,000
  • Endurance (days): 31
  • Cruise speed (knots): 15.0
  • Maximum speed (knots): 16.0
  • Aux. power (hp): 5,000
  • Crew: 46
  • Officers: 15
  • Scientists: 24
  • Air cond: yes
  • Operating areas: Pacific Ocean
  • Navig. equipment: Radar Loran SatNav Gyro DopLog
  • A-Frames: Stern, Midships
  • Cranes: Stern

Ship Name: Akademik Korolev (Russia)

  • Operator: Far East Hydrometeorological Institute (Vladivostok)
  • U.S. NODC Code: 90AM
  • Length (m): 123.94
  • Beam (m): 17.06
  • Draft (m): 6.00
  • Gross tons: 6,934
  • Power (hp): 8,000
  • Range (n. miles): 21,000
  • Endurance (days): 57
  • Cruise speed (knots): 15.5
  • Maximum speed (knots): 18.2
  • Aux. power (hp): 5,860
  • Crew: 70
  • Officers: 30
  • Scientists: 56
  • Air cond: yes
  • Operating areas: Pacific Ocean; Indian Ocean
  • Navig. equipment: Radar Decca Gyro EMLog
  • Cranes: Midships

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