General  |  Navigation  |  Ownership


Built:1996Speed, cruising:11.1 knots
Length:273 feetSpeed, maximum:15.0 knots
Beam:52 feet 5 inchesSpeed, minimum:Variable from 0 knots, omnidirectional
Draft (maximum):17 feetEndurance:60 day (limited by provisions)
Gross tonnage:3,180 tonsEndurance:52 days @ 12 knots (limited by fuel)
Displacement:3,512 long tonsRange:15,000 nm @ 12 knots
Crew:21 personsFuel capacity:227,500 gallons
Scientific berthing:37 personsRadio call sign:KAOU
Motors:Two 3,000 hp General ElectricLaboratory area:4,000 square feet
Bow thruster:1,180 hp azimuthing jetMain work deck area:4,070 square feet
Propulsion:Dual LIPS Z-Drive thrustersFreeboard:9 feet
Water capacity:12,000 gallonsSewage system:Orca 165 (5,000 gallons / day)
Fuel consumption:4,400 gallons / day (transit)Sewage tanks:5,100 gallons
Document/State ID:CF6354XFIncinerator:60 kg/hour
IMO number:IMO 9075228  


Global positioning systemGP150 Differential GPS systems (primary vessel navigation, two each)
 Furuno GP90D Differential GPS (secondary vessel navigation)
 Trimble NT 200 Differential GPS
 Trimble SPS 461 (input to hydrographic survey system)
 Garmin 17x provided to scientists for ad-hoc use on deck
Speed LogODEC 200kHz Doppler speed log
GyrocompassSperry MK 37 (two each)
Navigation radarsFuruno FAR 2827 3cm and 10cm radars
Dynamic positioningKongsberg DP-0S1
AutopilotRobertson AP-9 MK-I
Acoustic positioning systemKongsberg HiPAP USBL/LBL
FathometerFuruno FE-700 50kHz (used for vessel navigation)
Wind sensorKongsberg OMC acoustic wind monitoring system
Radio direction finderSimrad Taiyo VHF
Voyage data recorderFuruno SVDR
Automatic vessel identificationFuruno FAR 100 automatic identification system (AIS)
Voyage planning systemsSimrad navigation planning station (primary vessel route planning)
 Nobeltec navigation voyage planning station (secondary route planning)



Title to R/V Roger Revelle is held by the U.S. Navy.  


R/V Roger Revelle is operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography under a charter agreement with the Office of Naval Research.