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Endeavor Specifications

The Research Vessel ENDEAVOR was designed by John Gilbert Associates and was built in 1975 by Peterson Builders, Inc. in Sturgeon Bay, WI. She was delivered to the University of Rhode Island in November 1976. She underwent an extensive major mid-life refit at Peterson Builders, Inc. in 1993. During the refit the ship was lengthened by 7 feet with new and expanded laboratories, a new bridge and chart room added. She is a sister ship of the RV OCEANUS at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the RV WECOMA at Oregon State University. The vessel's characteristics are summarized below:

Length Overall: 185 feet

Length at Waterline: 165 feet

Beam: 33 feet

Draft: 18 feet 6 inches (aft), 12 feet 6 inches (forward)

Tonnage: Gross 298 registered tons, Net 203 tons

Speed: 10 knots (average cruising speed), 14 knots (full speed)

Fuel Capacity: 56,100 gallons

Ballast Capacity: 230.5 long tons

Potable Water Capacity: Storage 8, 200 gallons

Water Making Ability: 2,400 gallons/day by evaportor, 1,200 gallons/day by reverse osmosis

Range: 8,000 nautical miles

Endurance: 30 days at sea

Compliment: 12 crew, 1 marine technician, 17 scientists

Propulsion: 1 GM/EMD diesel engine; 3,050 shaft HP @ 900 RPM (maximum)

Reduction Gear: Non-reversing, 3.75:1 ratio

Propeller and Steering: Single screw with controllable pitch; Kort steering nozzle

Bow Thruster: J. Samual White Waterjet, 320 HP, DC variable speed and direction

Generators: 2 Caterpillar 300 kW, 460V, 3 phase, 60Hz

1 Caterpillar 175 kW, 460V, 3 phase, 60Hz

1 John Deere 40 kW (emergency generator)

Sewage: 2 holding tanks, holding capacity 6,000 gallons each

Science Vans: 2 vans maximum - 1 on the main deck and 1 on the 01 deck

Maximum Scientific Load: 89,600 pounds (of which the 01 deck is limited to 22,400 pounds)

Registration Number: RI-59A

Radio Call Letters: WCE5063

IMO Number: xxxxxxxx

Classifications: ABS A1, AMS Research Vessel, USCG Uninspected, ISM Certified











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