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NEIL ARMSTRONG (AGOR-27) research vessel

Postby aukepalmhof » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:19 pm

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Built as research vessel under yard No 58 by Dakota Creek Industries, Anacortes, Washington for the USA Navy.
16 July 2011 laid down.
22 February 2014 launched as the NEIL ARMSTRONG (AGOR-27).
Displacement 3,043 ton, dim. 73 x 15 x 4.75m.
Propulsion: (x2) Siemens AC Electric Motors, 876 kW ea. (1175 hp ea.), 1752 kW total (2350 hp total), Speed 12 knots.
Bow Thruster (x1) White-Gill, 686 kW (920 hp)
Stern Thruster: (x1) Schottel, 620 kW (831 hp)
Main Generators: (x4) Cummings Diesels, 1044 kW ea. (1400 hp ea.), 4176 kW total (5600 hp total)
Emergency Generator: (x1) MTU Diesel, 210 kW (282 hp).
Range by a speed of 12 knots, 10,545 mile.
Endurance 40 days.
Crew 20 and 24 scientists.
31 October 2015 completed. IMO No 9688946.

RV NEIL ARMSTRONG (AGOR-27) is the designation for a new oceanographic research ship, first of the Neil Armstrong-class research vessels, to be owned by the United States Navy and operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced on September 24, 2012 that the research vessel was to be named after Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the Moon and a former naval aviator who served in the Korean War.
The ship was ordered in May 2010 as a replacement for RV KNORR , operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution since 1970. The ship was constructed by Dakota Creek Industries of Anacortes, Washington and scheduled for completion in 2014 for entry into service in 2015
It was launched on 29 March 2014, christened by Carol Armstrong, passed sea trials 7 August 2015 and delivered to the Navy on 23 September 2015. A sister ship, RV SALLY RIDE (AGOR-28), was launched 9 August 2014 to be operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography under a renewable charter-party agreement.

Construction
NEIL ARMSTRONG is a commercially designed mono hull research vessel, capable of coastal and deep ocean operations, and equipped with cranes and winches for over-the-side loading of research equipment and supplies, as well as accommodations for twenty-four scientists. The ship is powered by a multi-drive low-voltage diesel electric propulsion system for efficiency and lower maintenance and fuel costs. Both Neil Armstrong-class ships have state of the art oceanographic equipment allowing deep ocean mapping and information technology for ship monitoring and worldwide land-based communication.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RV_Neil_A ... g_(AGOR-27)
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