R/V Centennial: The Short Description
- Length over all: 58’
- Beam: 19’6”
- Hull: Steel
- Working deck: 610 sq. ft. (covered exterior wet lab: 112 sq. ft.)
- Interior dry-electronics lab: approximately 200 sq. ft
- Cruising speed: 9-10 knots
- Sleeps: 6 crew-scientists (multi-day cruises encouraged)
- Maximum crew plus passengers: 34 (25 for trawls or dredges)
- Fuel capacity: 3600 gal
- Remotely Operated Vehicle: Deep Ocean Engineering Phantom HD-2+2, 1000 depth capacity, 1100 ft. umbilical, high resolution color camera, video output to 50” color plasma monitor in dry-lab, digital video recorder, lateral thruster, and Hypack-Trackpoint navigational system, forward looking sonar, manipulator arm. Rate: $400/half day
- Trolling valve (for slow speed operation)
- Bow thruster
- Floodable tank amidships (1200 cu. ft.) for adjusting ballast, and aft tank (70 cu. ft., below deck) for holding live fish.
- 2-boom system for lifting instruments overboard, trawling, dredging, and plankton work. 8000 lb and 4000 lb capacities. Main boom has under-slung main wire run through a hydraulically movable trolley system.
- High volume wash down pump. Additional seawater system pipes undisturbed subsurface water from the ship’s bow to the wet lab.
- Two Dugas trawl winches (to support single and double wire trawling), each with 400 fathoms wire rope. Hydraulic trawl reel.
- Instrument well (15” diameter) for deploying transducers
- Electrical VDC: 12 and 24 volt system
- Electrical VAC: 40 KW (John Deere) and 25 KW (Yanmar) generators
- Extensive bridge electronics and navigational systems
- Extensive safety equipment including 30 person and 6 person (offshore) life rafts with hydrostatic release. 8 survival suits.
- Nets and doors (2.5m Fishbuster) for one and two wire trawling (midwater and bottom). Acoustic net monitoring system for quantitative assessment of trawls. Second trawl system (single wire) utilizing smaller doors and trawl (otter trawl).
- Hydro-winch with 800m Armagraph (.332) conducting cable for real-time data collection. CTD (temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and fluorescence) and 12 Niskin bottle carousel.
- Rock, mud, and anchor dredges, beam trawl, Van Veen grab, miscellaneous plankton nets (including opening-closing)
- Tritech-SeaKing 325 kHz side scan sonar (can be deployed from Centennial or from ROV)
- Sontek 250kHz Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (approximately 200m range) with bottom tracking
- Ample freezer and refrigerator space for sample storage
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Dr. David Duggins
360-378-2165, ext 7 or