Ship Specifications

Length:
176 feet (53.6 meters)
Beam:
37 feet (11.3 meters)
Depth:
15 feet (4.6 meters) (From main deck to keel bottom)
Draft:
12 feet (3.6 meters)
Construction:
Molded steel hull
Main propulsion:
Two General Motors (EMD) 12-645E6A diesel engines, combined 2,900 horsepower, with Lufkin gears and LIPS controllable pitch propellers
Auxiliary propulsion:
One 425-horsepower White Gill water jet stern thruster, driven by 8V71 turbo-intercooled (TI) Detroit diesel engine
Maneuvering:
One 425-horsepower Schottel bow thruster, driven by 8V71 turbo-intercooled (TI) Detroit diesel engine
Ship's power:
Two 166-kilowatt Kato generators and one 4-kilowatt Kohler emergency generator
Towing pull:
60,000 pounds (30 tons or 27,216 kilograms)
Displacement:
1,052 tons (955 metric tons)
Normal cruising speed:
15 knots (17 miles/28 kilometers per hour)
Range:
6,900 miles (11,104 kilometers)
Endurance:
Food and water for 30 days
Complement:
10 crew and 10-person retrieval team, plus observers. Total berthing: 24 persons
Retrieval support equipment:
Primary and backup Diver-Operated Plug and associated dewatering gear; one Quincy QR100 air-cooled, two-stage air compressor (for nozzle plug operation); UHF, VHF, HF and SATCOM communications equipment; one Model 410 Hallmark-Prentice deck crane, five-ton (4.5-metric ton) capacity (for frustum retrieval); four parachute reels; one towing winch and one H-bit (for securing tow line) for towing one SRB casing with nozzle; one air hose reel.

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