Nathaniel B. Palmer Vessel Data

00Main vessel activity
Oceanography Icebreaking Capabilities
01Institution and vessel
11 Ocean area where vessel operates: Below 60S, Southern Ocean
12 Vessel's flag: USA
13 Owner: Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO)
14 Operator:
Contact: Captain David A. McWilliams
Antarctic Support Associates (ASA)
61 Inverness Drive East, Suite 300
Englewood, CO 80112 USA
Telephone No.: 303 790-8606
Telex No:
Cable address:
Telefax No.: 790-9130
15 Vessel's name: Nathaniel B. Palmer NODC Code: 3206 Call Sign:
16 Yard where built:
17 Year built: 91
18 Institution planning cruise program:
02Main dimensions 04Range, speed and endurance
11 Length OA: 94.03m
11 Range: 21000n. mi.
12 Length BP:12 Cruising speed: 12.0kts .
13 Breadth: 18.29m13 Max. speed: 16.5kts.
14 Freeboard to working deck: 0.0m14 Endurance: 90days
15 Max. draft : 6.63m
03Capacities and working spaces 05Accommodation
11 Gross tonnage: 6640GRT
11 Officers: 6
12/13 Dry cargo holds: 0m3 12 Other crew: 16
14 Fuel: 1740m3 13/14 Scientists: 37
15 Fresh water: 215m3 15 Airconditioned: yes
16 Ballast water:
17 Wet laboratories (total area): 0m2
18 Dry laboratories (total area): 0m2
19 Hold for fresh fish:
20 Hold for frozen fish:
21 Refrigerated sea water tanks:
22 Bait tanks:
23 Fresh water generator capacity: 0m3
24 Free working deck area: 0m2
25 Space for container laboratory: 0m x 0m
06Design Particulars
10Hull materials

20Energy sources

21 Main engine(s): number: 4 make: Diesel model:
22 Power (BHP) each main engine: 13200at 900rpm
23 Diameter and max. rpm propeller: 4.000m 0rpm
24 Total power auxiliary diesels: 5600HP
25 Electrical systems
25.1 AC Voltage: 120 / 480V, total 0kVA, 3phase, 60Hz
25.2 AC Voltage: / 240V, total 0kVA, 3phase, 60Hz
25.3 DC Voltage: 24V, total 0V
25.4 Stabilized system for scientific equipment: 0VAC 0AMP 0Hz
30Storage40Manoeuvring and propulsion

31 Fish in bulk 41 CP Propeller
32 Fish on ice42 Side thruster
33 Chilled sea water42.1 Bow 42.2 Side
34 Refrigerated sea water43 Propeller nozzle
35 Cold storage of samples43.1 Fixed 43.2 Steering
36 Water samples44 Dynamic positioning
37 Geological samples45 Bow anchor(s)
38 Biological samples46 Stern anchor(s)
39 Space for portable instruments47 Deepsea anchor
07Fixed equipment
10Navigation and communication

Nav. equip: Radar SatNav Gyro DopLog
Comms: Fax SatCom
Comm sat:

22 Echosounders for scientific research: 3kHz 12kHz
24 Sonar: Fisheries
27 Provisions for silent ship operation:

41 Oceanographic winches: number: 3
41.1 Steel wire length: 9999m, safe working load: 0tons
41.2 Conducting cable length: 9999m, safe working load: 0tons
41.3 Other, specify: Ctd Winch length: 9999m safe working load: 0tons
42 Winch for bottom sampling, wire length: 9999m, safe working load: 0tons
44 Gantry
44.1 Position: Stern, Midships
44.2 Clearance above deck: 0m and outboard extension: 0m
44.3 Safe working load at max. reach: 20tons
45 Crane
45.1 Position: Stern, Midships
45.2 Max reach: 9m and outboard extension: 0m
45.3 Safe working load at max. reach: 1tons
46 Other winches for instruments or sampling:
50Electronic data processing equipment permanently available on board

51/52 Computers: RK
60Fish preservation
70Workboats and other auxiliary craft carried by vessel
08Use of vessel
10Fishing methods
20Fisheries research and development
30Marine sciences

31Physical oceanography
32 Chemical oceanography
33 Biological oceanography
34 Meteorology
35 Geology
36 Geophysics
37 Pollution
13Vessel construction and maintenance supervision

10Construction supervised by:

11 Classification Society:
12 Others, specify:
14Published vessel data

10Magazine: Leaflet In Boxfile
Last Modified: 2017-08-12 19:10 UTC