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Ship's Characteristics

Basic Hull Characteristics

Length Overall 399'
Maximum Draft 33'
Extreme Breadth 83' 6"
Full Load Displacement 13,227 Long Tons
Top of Mast above Waterline 138' 2"
Height of Eye from Bridge above Waterline 55' (8.7nm to horizon)
Height of Eye from Aloft Conn above Waterline 104' (12nm to horizon)
Max Sustained Open Water Speed 17.5 Knots

Power Train Information

# of Diesel Electric Engines 6
# of Gas Turbines 3
# of Shafts 3


Horsepower per Shaft

1 Diesel Engine/Shaft 3,000 hp Continuous
2 Diesel Engine/Shaft 6,000 hp Continuous
1 Gas Turbine/Shaft 20,000 hp Continuous
  25,000 hp demand boost


Crew Accommodations

Ship's crew 24 Officers

20 Chief Petty Officers

102 Enlisted

Aviation Detachment 9
Scientific party (max) 32


Cargo Information

Potable water 26,586 gallons
Cranes 4
General cargo 400 tons



One 24' Cutter Boat Large
One 39' Arctic Survey Boat
One 36' Landing Craft

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