Marine link
 

Halter Marine Launches R/V Roger Revelle

In late April, Halter Marine, Inc. christened and launched the R/V Roger Revelle, the U.S. Navy's newest oceanographic ship, from its Moss Point, Miss. yard. Scheduled to be completed this month, Roger Revelle will be operated by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego, as an all-season, general purpose, oceanographic ship in coastal and deep waters.

The vessel is 274 ft. (83.5 m) long and has a diesel-electric propulsion system with three 715 kW and three 1500 kW diesel generators integrated to provide power for propulsion and ship service electrical systems. The ship is equipped with a dynamic positioning system which provides automated precision trackline and stationkeeping capability.

Roger Revelle has the capacity to tow large scientific packages and vehicles (10,000 lbs. tension at five knots), and has more than 4,000 sq. ft. of space for various scientific labs. Typical scientific missions will include physical, chemical and biological oceanography, multi-discipline environmental investigations, ocean engineering, marine acoustics, marine geology and geophysics, and survey tasks.

This vessel is the second oceanographic ship built by Halter Marine for the Scripps Institute. The namesake of the vessel, Roger Revelle, was a distinguished scientist, scholar, wartime naval officer, a creator of the Office of Naval Research, the officer in charge of what is currently Naval Sea Systems Command, director of the Scripps Institute, and founder of the University of California at San Diego. His widow, Ellen Revelle Eckis, christened the ship in his honor.

Halter Marine is part of The Trinity Marine Group, a group which includes 19 U.S. shipyards. For more information on Halter Marine Circle 61 on Reader Service Card




Naval Architecture History

20 MARITECH Awards Granted
Alfa Laval Control Systems Receive Certification
Autronica To Supply Fire/Gas Detection System For Rasmussen FPSO
Bonder Delivers Perla-Designed Gaming Vessel, Grand Victoria
C.N. Watson Passes Away
Cassar Named Kings Pt. Department Head
Crowley Provides Final Lift For Aircraft Carrier
DOD Unveils New Science & Technology Strategy
Dry Bulk Fleet's Main Niche Sector Faces Increased Competition
EBDG Wins Contract To Repower And Modify Spirit of Endeavour
Fast ferry package
Gas Turbine Advances
GE Gets $60 Million Contract From NASSCO
Havy Taps ERC For Fuel Cell Development
HNS Wins Contract To Renovate American Hawaii Cruise Ship
House Passes Two-Year, $907-Million N O A A Bill
Ingalls-Built Aegis Destroyer, Stethem, Commissioned
Intergraph Offers VR-Like Ship Software For Windows NT
Last In Series Of Christenings At Bollinger
Metro Machine Awarded $3 Million Government Contract To Advance U.S. Double-Hulled Tanker Technology
Naval Engineers Descend On D.C. To "Build Freedom's Future"
New Study Projects $160 Billion Naval Market
Paddle Wheel Showboat Branson Belle Under Construction
PBI Delivers Boom-Handling Boats; Offers Sturgeon Bay Yard For Sale
Piersall Wins ASTM Award Of Merit
R.A. Stern To Provide Detail Design For Self-Unloading Cement Barge
Romanian shipbuilding & design: Business is looking good
The Push Is On
Uncovered: Lax Coating Application, Maintenance Come At A High Cost
USCG Selects Hughes For Surface Search Radar Program
 
rss feeds | archive | privacy | history | articles | contributors | top news | contact us | about us | copyright