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RV Triton [Trimaran Research Vessel]

All data are approximations
LOA 95m
LWL 90m
Side hull LWL 34m
Beam 20m
Main hull beam 6m
Side hull beam 1m
Max draught 3m
Displacement 800 tonnes
Endurance 20 days (3000nm) at 12 knots
Speed Maximum 20 knots
Propulsion Diesel electric propulsion
Single shaft, fixed pitch propeller + independent side hull propulsion. Highly manoeuvrable
Electrical supplies 440V 60Hz; 230V 60Hz; 115V 60Hz + probably high voltage propulsion bus bar.
Deck machinery Crane of SWL 1200Kg at 8m and 4000Kg at 3m
Work boats 7.3m Pacific diesel rigid inflatable boat (RIB) + MSA rescue boat
Crew 12
Accommodation for twelve scientists Chief Scientist cabin with en suite shower room and 6 seater table & chairs
3 off single berth cabins with en suite shower room
4 off double berth cabin with en suite shower room;
Air conditioning Accommodation, public areas, laboratories
Navigation fit / bridge S band & X band Type Approved ARPA radars
global positioning system (GPS) ( Differential probably + advanced TIS differential GPS system including attitude sensing); electronic chart system; echo sounder; Doppler log; facsimile weather receiver; remote TIS data access
Communications INMARSAT with modem and fax facilities
Two 25W fully synthesised marine duplex FM VHF.
UHF AM military radio transceiver
Internal communications system
Main laboratory 50 sq m lab with benches and racking
230V 60Hz, 115V 60Hz power supplies
Trials instrumentation system (TIS) This is a state of the art computerised Data acquisition system for collecting ships structural, seakeeping and other ships parameters on a single integrated system. Further enhanced from the system used on US Navy ships USN TAGOS19 & Sea Shadow. Also the system will record video, navigation information, environmental data - wind speed & direction, temperature, wave height & direction, and machinery parameters. It is designed to operate 24 hours on a non interference basis. Extensive video system accessible separately.
NMEA 0183 and RS422 will be available from ships system for TIS or other requirements.
TIS room This room will house the central processor and logging system for the TIS. There are 230V 60Hz, 115V 60Hz power supplies.
Large clear flight/ working deck The deck will be approx. 500 sq metres. This will accommodate 4 off 20ft or 2 off 40ft ISO containers with twistlock connections to the deck. Adjacent power supplies of 440V 3 phase 125A, 440V 3 phase 63A & 230V 16A will be available. Winches on container bases can be substituted for the containers.
A 5 tonne 'A' frame could be fitted aft.
Helicopter / unmanned air vehicle (UAV) operations Large deck capable of landing a UK Lynx helicopter (5 tonne) or equivalent.  The deck is considerably larger and within the structural loading constraints can accommodate much large vehicles. UAV deployment potential
Trials provisions incorporated in design Provision for containerised trials outfits eg
  • towed arrays, small winches, UAV systems
  • electronic surveillance (ESM), electronic countermeasures (ECM), electronic intelligence (ELINT), LASER, electro-optic trials fits
Provision for future electric propulsion trials
  • Replacement motors
  • Replacement control systems
  • Replacement propellers, composite shafts
Marine environment testing platform for future gas turbine alternators
Battery ride through or fuel cell testing provision in propulsion system
Design provision for integrated technology masts
Lowish radar cross section and acoustic signatures to permit substitution as a warship in target strength sensitive trials.

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