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USGS R.V. Karluk Specifications

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  Karluk in a sling

Upper deck Diagram of upper deck
Main deck Diagram of main deck

Speed and Endurance
Cruise Speed: 8.5 knots
Maximum Speed: 9.5 knots
Fuel Capacity: 3463 L (915 gal.) Diesel No. 2
Consumtion (approx.): 2 L/ km (1 gal./n.mi. )(at cruising speed)
Range (approx.): 1667 km (900 n.mi.)
Endurance (approx.): 14 days to 1 month
Single GMC 8V71 diesel engine, direct tunnel drive, keel-cooled
7.5 KW Onan gen.: 120/240 VAC, 60 Hz, keel-cooled
15 KW Onan gen.: 220/240 VAC, 60 Hz or 380 VAC, 50 Hz
"8D" batteries (2 in series): 24 VDC (200 ah)
"8D" batteries (2 in parallel): 12 VDC (400 ah)
Navigation Equipment
Gyrocompass: Sperry Mod. 37 with autopilot
Radar: Furuno Mod. FR-8050D with AD100 gyro converter
GPS: Trimble antenna available
Recording depth sounder: Simrad, 0-600 m
Digital fathometer: Impulse Mod. QT-204
Seachest with 3.5 and 7 KHz transducer
Radio Equipment
Single Side Band: Intech Mariner 3600 (fully synthesized)
VHF: Standard Horizon (55 channels)
Weatherfax: Alden MarineFax IV
Aircraft radio: King (all channels)
AM/FM stereo cassette player: Clarion (in salon)
Deck Gear
Hydraulic winch: 787 kg (2000 lb.) with 152 m (500 ft.) cable
Boom: 5.5 m (18 ft.) with block attachments
Hydraulic power connections available for auxiliary winch
Hydraulic anchor windlass with 25 kg (65 lb.) Danforth anchor with 91 m (300 ft.) of rope
4.9 m (16 ft.) aluminum with 20 hp outboard
3 m (10 ft.) Zodiac with 5 hp outboard
Fire Protection
Halon 1201 Engine Room system
5 hand extinguishers
Seawater pump off main engine
Safety Equipment
6-person CJ Hendry ocean life raft
5 ocean survival suits
2 EPIRBS- raft and fly bridge
Berthing: 4, single v-berths forward
Drawers, cabinets, and hanging closet for personal gear
Head: salt-water Groco marine head with 106 L (28 gal.) holding tank
Shower: Gravity-fed, fresh water 7.6 L (2 gal.)
Water heater: 22.7 L (6 gal.) engine heat/AC power
Stove: diesel-fired Dickinson Pacific with small oven
Portable stove: 2-burner, propane-fired with 19 L (5 gal.) tank on on fly bridge
Refrigerator: AC/DC Norcold Mod. DE-704 with freezer compartment
Microwave oven: 110 VAC Kenmore
Counter Space
---Bridge: 141 cm w x 56 cm d (55.5 in. x 22 in.) aft; 55 cm w x 57 cm d (21.5 in. x 22.5 in.) port side
---Salon: 259 cm x 61 cm (102 in. x 24 in.) port side; 122 cm w x 63.5 cm d (48 in. x 25 in.) aft (L-shaped)
---Galley: 91.5 cm w x 51 cm d (36 in. x 20 in. ) fwd; 153 cm x 46 cm d (60 in. x 18 in.) aft (with sink)

Karluk field activities
Description of R.V. Karluk

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