R/V Malcolm Baldrige Technical Details

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The R/V Malcolm Baldrige (previously Researcher r103) is owned by the U.S. Department of Commerce and operated by NOAA. The basic features of the vessel are described below.

  • Port of registration: Miami, Florida
  • Call sign: WTER
  • Operator: NOAA
  • Launched: October 1968
  • Delivered: June 1970
  • Commissioned: October 1970
  • Basic Dimensions:
    • Length: 84.8 m
    • Beam: 15.5 m
    • Draft: 5.6 m
    • Gross tons: 2802
    • Power: 3200 hp
    • Maximum speed: 15.0 knots
    • Cruise speed: 13.0 knots
  • Personnel: crew: 36; scientists: 14
  • Navigation Equipment: Radar Loran SatNav Gyro DopLog
  • Hull: welded steel (ice-strengthened)
  • Cranes: Stern, Midships

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