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AGB Xuelong / Snow Dragon

Ship nameSnow Dragon
ownerChina Polar Research Center
Port of registry China Shanghai
builderUkraine Kherson Shipyard
Construction dayJanuary 1, 1990
Completion dateMarch 1993
Acquisition dateMarch 1993
Renovation2007
current statein active service until 2019
Ship typeScientific research ship (icebreaker hull type)
Displacement21,250 tons
full length167 meters (548 feet)
Full width22.6 meters (74 feet)
Draft9 meters (30 feet)
Ice sailing1.2 meters @ 2 kn (3.7 km/h; 2.3 mph) (Class A 2)
speed17.9 knots (33.2 km / h)
1.1 meters of ice @ 3 kilometers per hour
Endurance distance12000nmi (22,000 km)
Crew 34 crew members
128 passengers or researchers
aircrafta helicopter
Flight facilityHelicopter deck
Comment100 m 2 (1,100 sq ft) laboratory space




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