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Built: 1996 Speed, cruising: 11.5 knots
Length: 273 feet Speed, maximum: 15.0 knots
Beam: 52 feet 5 inches Speed, minimum: Variable from 0 knots, omnidirectional
Draft (maximum): 17 feet Endurance: 60 day (limited by provisions)
Gross tonnage: 3,180 tons Endurance: 52 days @ 12 knots (limited by fuel)
Displacement: 3,512 long tons Range: 15,000 nm @ 12 knots
Crew: 21 persons Fuel capacity: 227,500 gallons
Scientific berthing: 37 persons Radio call sign: KAOU
Motors: Two 3,000 hp General Electric Laboratory area: 4,000 square feet
Bow thruster: 1,180 hp azimuthing jet Main work deck area: 4,070 square feet
Propulsion: Dual LIPS Z-Drive thrusters Freeboard: 9 feet
Water capacity: 12,000 gallons Sewage system: Orca 165 (5,000 gallons / day)
Fuel consumption: 4,400 gallons / day (transit) Sewage tanks: 5,100 gallons
Document/State ID: CF6354XF Incinerator: 60 kg/hour
IMO number: IMO 9075228    


Global positioning system GP150 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 Log ODEC 200kHz Doppler speed log
Gyrocompass Sperry MK 37 (two each)
Navigation radars Furuno FAR 2827 3cm and 10cm radars
Dynamic positioning Kongsberg DP-0S1
Autopilot Robertson AP-9 MK-I
Acoustic positioning system Kongsberg HiPAP USBL/LBL
Fathometer Furuno FE-700 50kHz (used for vessel navigation)
Wind sensor Kongsberg OMC acoustic wind monitoring system
Radio direction finder Simrad Taiyo VHF
Voyage data recorder Furuno SVDR
Automatic vessel identification Furuno FAR 100 automatic identification system (AIS)
Voyage planning systems Simrad 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.