Research Vessel Gyre

RV Gyre Bridge Camera

Registration
OFFICIAL (IMO) NUMBER: 73189900
MMSI NUMBER: 338441000
HULL NUMBER: 375/AGOR-21
BUILT BY: Halter Marine Services New Orleans, Louisiana
OPERATIONAL: 1974, Remodeled in 1980-84 with the addition of a new deckhouse.
CALL SIGN: KJCL
CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY: ABS
Principal Specifications
LENGTH OA 182 ft – 55.47 m
BEAM 36 ft – 10.97 m
FREEBOARD TO WORKING DECK 1.4 m
MAX. DRAFT 12 ft – 4 m
TONNAGE (LONG TONS) 292 gross, 197 net, 946 displacement.
SPEED Maximum, 11.5 knots; cruising, 9.5; minimum continuously variable to 0.
FUEL CAPACITY 86,000 gallons (278 m3)
WATER CAPACITY 8,600 gallons
EVAPORATORS 2 Maxims, 60 GPH, (6 m3/day)
CLEAN WATER Uncontaminated sea water available in main lab.
RANGE, NOMINAL 8,000 miles
ENDURANCE 21 days nominal, 35 days
COMPLEMENT Scientists/technicians 23, crew 14
MAIN PROPULSION Twin Diesel Caterpillars Model 398D, reduction gear drive to Liaaen variable pitch propellors; 850 HP each shaft.
BOW THRUSTER Electric/hydraulic drive, continuously variable speed, through transverse tunnel in forefoot.
SHIP SERVICE GENERATORS Twin diesel Caterpillars model 379B, 300 KVA each, giving primary power of 440 VAC, 3 PHASE.
AUXILIARY GENERATOR 60 KVA located on upper deck
POWER AVAILABLE 440 VAC 3 PH; 110 VAC 1 PH and 3 PH; limited amount of 220 VAC. Power isolation and regulation available for scientific use in main and electronics laboratories. 7KVA UPS equipped.
COMPRESSED AIR Ship’s service air available at selected points in the working areas.
WATER Hot/cold fresh and salt water available in laboratory areas and on deck.
SEWAGE Disposal via holding tanks.
Navigation & Communication
Navigational Equipment Radar Loran SatNav Gyro EMLog DopLog
Communications Equipment Fax SatCom
Satellite Communications Equipment Iridium
GPS Unknown
Furuno Universal AIS FA-100
Magnavox MX200 GPS Navigator
Magnavox MX420 GPS Navigator
Furuno GPS Navigator GP-90 Tokimec
TD 201 Doppler Log Compaq Presario (NAV Comp) 56,000 CL
Furuno Videosonar FCV-271
Furuno RDP-122 Radar
Furuno RDP-060 Radar
VH1 ICOM
Mitsubishi M-Sat
Iridium KVH Track Phone Mini-M Fleet 33 881-621-449-967
Furuno Fax 210 Weather Fax Vantage Pro Davis Instruments Weather Station
Ratheon SP-1; CESP III; PTR; PDD Sub-bottom Profiler
Best Power Power conditioner
Echosounders Raytheon 3kHz 12kHz
Sonar Type Unknown
Ancillary Scientific Equipment
REFRIGERATORS/FREEZERS Chest and upright refrigerators/freezers in labs.
COMPUTER/DATA LOGGING TCP/IP network, 2 pentium4 PC’s in Lab
VANS Deck space for one standard-size van is available on the main deck aft. A (10’x12′) reefer/freezer van is on board.
DECK AREA 181 m2 Oceanographic machinery and equipment can be mounted to the deck utilizing 1″ bolts on a 2′ grid with no welding requirement.
LABORATORY AREAS Wet Labs Area: 15 m2Dry Lab Area: 81 m2

Space for container lab: 3 x 7 m.

Deck Machinery
A-FRAMES Two heavy-duty hydraulically-actuated A-Frames are located on the stern, one facing aft over the stern and the other over the starboard quarter. They are both rated at 15 tons.
CRANES A Nautilus fully-articulated hydraulic crane is situated on the port side of the fantail. It has 360 degree rotation, and a 2.5 tons capacity at the full extension of 36′.
WINCHES The coring winch is an electric/hydraulic Northernline Model 3355 EHHOW, located on the main deck aft for stern or starboard quarter heavy-duty operations. Wire length is about 4,000m of half-inch three strand torque balanced wire with a SWL of 6 tons. At mid-range, the drum has 30,000 lbs of line pull at 60m/minute (low range), or 8000 lbs of line pull at 200m/minute (Low range).
Two CTD/”hydro” winches are located on the starboard side, amidships, on the upper deck. They lead overboard through paired hydraulic-powered gallows, and are used for medium-duty operations. One is a modified Northernline model 3353 EHLOW, SCR/DC drive, spooling 23,000′ of 5/16″ conductor cable (SWL 2 tons). At bare-drum it pulls 3,500lbs at 500ft/minute. The other is a Markey model DESH-5, SCR/DC drive, spooling 30,000′ of 5/16″ conductor cable. It has two speed ranges; at mid-drum on low speed, it pulls 7,000lbs at 298ft/minute; on high speed, it pulls 5,000lbs at 419ft/minute.

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