OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH SHIP “HESPERIDES”

Oceanographic Research Ship “Hespérides” Oceanographic Research Ship “Hespérides” @Spanish Navy
  • Ships in class:
    Name Number Launched Commissioned Homeport
    Hesperides A-33 12 March 1990 15 May 1991 Cartagena
  • Length:
    • 82.5 meters
  • Beam:
    • 14.3 meters
  • Draft:
    • 5.2 meters
  • Displacement:
    • 2,800 Tons
  • Propulsion:
    • 2 propulsion electric engines (1,400 Kw each).
    • 1 fixed pitch propeller (5 blades and 3 m. diameter).
    • 1 fore propeller for side thrust.
    • 2 diesel generators.
  • Speed:
    • 15 knots.
  • Complement:
    • 55 + 37 scientists
  • Sensors:
    • ARPA ECDIS surface and navigation radar (S band) 10 CM: 3050
    • ARPA ECDIS surface and navigation radar (X band) 3 CM: 9410
  • Systems:
    • 2 DGPS positioning systems
    • GMDSS Communications
    • SECOMSAT satellite communications system
  • Other:
    • 1 rescue craft.
    • 2 ZODIAC MK-5HD
    • 2 polar craft
    • 4 winches
    • 2 folding cranes
    • 2 cargo cranes
    • 1 telescopic crane
    • 500 m2 of scientific labs
    • 1.000 m2 of cargo areas, storerooms, flight deck, holds, etc.

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