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RV Robert Gordon Sproul, named for the 11th president of the University of California (1930-1958), is the smallest oceanographic research vessel in the Scripps Instituition of Oceanography fleet. Built in 1981, the 125ft vessel operates with 5 crew and accomodates 12 scientists.
Robert Gordon Sproul's outstanding contribution during his 28-year administration was the multiple-campus expansion of the University to meet the demands for higher education in widely separated parts of the state, while maintaining one institution governed by one Board of Regents and one President.

SIO Ship Link



Country: USA

NODC Code:

32QU
    Call Sign: WSQ2674
Owner: University of California, San Diego
Operator: Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
Contact: Rose Dufour/Elizabeth Brenner
Address: University of California
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0210 USA
Telephone: (858) 534-2841
Fax: (858) 822-5811
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Year Built: 1981
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page






















Specifications

  • Built: 1981
  • Length: 125'LOA, 116' LWL
  • Beam: 32'
  • Draft (max): 9'6'
  • Gross Tonnage: 84 tons
  • Displacement: 696 full load
  • Crew: 5
  • Scientific berthing: 12
  • Main Engines: 2 Detroit Diesel 12V-149,675 hp
  • Bow Thruster: White-Gill trainable Hydraulically operated 155 hp
  • Generators: Two, 75kW
  • Water Capacity: 7,800 gals.
  • Open deck space: 1,854 sq. ft
  • Holding tank: None
  • Incinerator: None
  • Propellers: Two, fixed pitch
  • Speed, Cruising: 9 knots
  • Speed, Maximum: 10.5 knots
  • Speed, Minimum: 2 knots
  • Endurance: 14 days full speed (fuel)
  • Range: 4,300nm at 9 knots (fuel)
  • Fuel Capacity: 25,000 gal
  • Fuel Consumption: 1,350 gal/day full spd - 850 gal/day average
  • Radio Call Sign: WSQ2674
  • Laboratory, Wet: 130 sq. ft
  • Laboratory, Dry: 220 sq. ft
  • Laboratory, Portable: 130 sq. ft
  • Sewage System: MDF
  • Document/State I.D#: CF2166XS

Ownership: University of California, San Diego

Navigational Capabilities

  • GPS Trimble Tansmon P-Code
  • GPS Trimble NT 300 DGPS
  • RADAR Furuno 3cm(2)
  • ADU GPS Ashtech Attitude-sensing System
  • Fathometer Furuno FCV 382 50/200 KHz
  • Gyro - Sperry MK 37(2)
  • Autopilot - ROBERTSON
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