R/V Connecticut Specifications


Length, molded 90′ Gross regulatory tonnage 139
Beam 26′-0″ Fresh water capacity 5,393 gallons
Average Draft, 8.5′ Fuel oil capacity 6,953 gallons
Deck pay load 12 tons Maximum speed 10 knots
Maximum height (approx.) 50′ Cruising speed 9.0 knots (Due to high fuel prices cruising speed may be limited to 8.5 knots)
Endurance – Approx. 14 days Minimum speed 1.0 knot
Dynamic Positioning 10-12 Science Berths
5-6 Crew
Main engine: Caterpillar D3412 DITA, 825 BHP @ 2,100 rpm, “C” rated
Bow thruster: Schottel SPJ-22 pump jet, 147 HP @ 2150 rpm input speed, direct driven by a Caterpillar D3116 DITA, 205 HP @ 2400 rpm
Stern thruster: Schottel SPJ-22 pump jet, 147 HP @ 2150 rpm driven hydraulically by a Denison M4 SE-185 pump coupled to either generator
Stern A-frame: 18′ H x 15′ W,, 16,000 lb. SWL.
Main Deck winch: Hawbolt HFS-1235P heavy duty winch with 600′ of 1/2″ wire: Full drum line pull: 10,000#. Larger capacity and different size wire available; please inquire.
Oceanographic Winch-Hawboldt SPR-2530/S with 1500 meters of .322 cable
Deck Crane: Alaska Marine Crane MCK-623 with self contained 40HP electro-hydraulic power pack and controls. 9,700# lift capacity at 15′; 5,000# lift capacity at 23′ extension
Trawl Winches: Two Hawbolt SFD-0620 winches with a drum capacity of 2,100′ of 3/8″wire, full drum line pull of 3,600#. Mounted on focsle deck and fair lead through A-Frame brackets. Starboard winch aligns with side work deck area to double as a second oceanographic winch.
Capstan: Hawbolt C-41 rated at 4,000# pull @ 30fpm @ 7gpm. Subframe can be repositioned on deck socket system.
Boat Winch: Pilothouse-mounted davit with a 2,500# working capacity to launch/recover an R.I.B.
SSB, VHF, cellular phone, satellite voice and data transmission @9600 bps; computer networked w/shore-side Internet connectivity.
Two Diesel generator sets, Caterpillar D3304 DIT, each rated 105KW @ 1,800rpm, 208 VAC, three phase. Each genset is configured to hydraulically drive the stern thruster.
Wet/Dry labs equipped with GFCI protected 120 VAC perimeter circuits; 50 amp,120 VAC receptacle; 30 amp,120 VAC receptacle; each lab also has 208 VAC, single phase receptacles
Van/Deck connection: 100 amp 208 VAC three phase receptacle; 100 amp 208 single phase, 50 amp 208 VAC single phase, three phase 480 VAC 60 amp, ; 30 amp, 120 VAC receptacle
2 Furno Radar 1 Simrad color sounder (50/200k)
1 Furuno SSB radio 2 Icom VHF radios
2 Simrad GPS TSS Gyrocompass
1 Simrad satellite compass Kongsberg SDP-10 Dynamic Positioning System
Science mission payload is approximately 12 tons
Science vans up to 20′ in length can be accommodated
Wet lab; 2 section deep sink, fume hood, Labconco 29048
20″ diameter ADCP well pipe located amidships. Features main deck access plate with conduit connection to the dry laboratory, reconfigurable transducer/equipment mounts
Interior of vessel is air conditioned
Work deck area — Approximately 625 sq.ft. w/20′ x 8′ van -325 sq.ft.
Wet lab area — Approximately 200 sq.ft.
Dry lab area — Approximately 200 sq.ft.
Work Boat: — 14 ft. length/25 HP-OB
SBE 911plus CTD : SBE 9plus Underwater Unit with sensors for C, T, and P and a submersible pump, optional auxiliary sensors, SBE 11plus Deck Unit.
SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler : Real-time data acquisition and control, Autonomous data acquisition and control (no conducting wire required).
SBE 45 MicroTSG (Thermosalinograph) : Polled sampling, Autonomous sampling, Serial Line Sync.
Workhorse Monitor – Direct Reading ADCP : Monitor is the 600kHz direct-reading version of RDI’s Workhorse Sentinel.