Discovery 01
Gent 18 May 2013

 

Name

DISCOVERY

Type

Research / survey vessel

IMO-number

5090660

Call sign

GLNE

Flag

United Kingdom

Port of registry

London

GT

3.008 t

DWT

Summer: 1.520 t

NT

902 t

Displacement

4.378 t

Length

90,20 m overall

Breadth

14,00 m

Draught

5,52 m full load

Depth

7,83 m

Speed

Max: 12,5 knots

Service: 11,0 knots

Built

1962

1991 Rebuild: shipyard Estalerios Naviras Viana do Caste in Portugal

Launch date

03.07.1962

Builder

Hall Russel & Co. Ltd.
Aberdeen
United Kingdom

Yard number

899

Hull material

Steel

Propulsion

Diesel electric system:

2 x Mirrlees Blackstone ESL6
2 x Mirrlees Blackstone ESL9
Total 3,75 MW

Maximum power: 3,75 MW AC

Propulsion motor: AEI MP.60/32 Double unit motor DC (1.500 kW)

Builder: Mirlees Blackstone Marine Diesel Engine

Propellers

1x Single 4-Bladed, Fixed Pitch, Right-handed at 160 rpm

Rudder

Becker high performance flap rudder

Bow thruster

White-Gill T3 azimuthing bow thruster unit 395 kW

Tank capacity

Diesel oil: 650 m²

fresh water: 208 m³

Crew

9 Officers

13 Crew

28 Scientists

Total: 50

Manager

National Oceanography Centre
Southampton
United Kingdom

Owner

National Environment Research Council
London
United Kingdom

Out of service

14.12.2012

Scrapped

2013 Gent - Belgium

Latest data adjustment

13 February 2014