R/V New Horizon

  • Built: 1978
  • Mid-Life: 1996
  • Length: 170'
  • Beam: 36'
  • Draft (max): 12'
  • ITC Gross Tonnage: 797 tons
  • ITC Net Tonnage: 239 tons
  • Registered Tonnage, Gross: 297 tons
  • Registered Tonnage, Net: 202 tons
  • Loaded Displacement: 1,007 long tons
  • Crew: 12
  • Scientific berthing: 19
  • Main Engines: Two D398, 850 hp Caterpillar Models
  • Bow Thruster: LIPS Variable-Speed Electric Tunnel 200 kW
  • Propulsion: Two, controllable pitch
  • Water Capacity: 2,300 gal
  • Ship Service Generators: Two 230kW
  • Fuel Consumption: 1,000 gal/day (average)
  • Transit Speed For Cruise Planning: 9.0 knots ( variable with conditions -- contact us prior to making speed/time estimates)
  • Minimum Speed: variable to 0
  • Endurance: 40 days max (fuel)
  • Range: 9,600 miles (fuel)
  • Fuel Capacity: 40,000 (planning)
  • Radio Call Sign: WKWB
  • Laboratory Space: 1,265 sq. ft
  • Main Deck Working Area: 1,730 sq. ft
  • Freeboard: 3.5 ft
  • Sewage System: MSD
  • Holding Tanks: 3,700 gal
  • Incinerator: None
  • Document/State I.D#: CF1506XS

           Ownership: University of California, San Diego

Navigational Capabilities

  • GPS Trimble Tansmon P-Code
  • GPS Trimble NT 300 DGPS
  • RADAR Furuno 3cm, 10cm
  • ADU GPs Ashtech Attitude-sensing System
  • Fathometer Furuno FCV 382 50/200 KHz
  • Gyro - Sperry MK 37(2)
  • Doppler Speed Log - Ametek 300 KHz
  • Autopilot - ROBERTSON
  • ADF - SIMRAD Taiyo