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Spencer F. Baird
Name: Spencer F. Baird
Captain: David Bohn
Length: 95 feet
Beam: 30 feet
Draft: 9.5 feet
Speed: 12.77 knots
Displacement: 256 tons
Hull: Steel
Year: 2006
Photo Credit: Karla Bartelt/USFWS Staterooms: two single, three double occupancy Fuel Capacity: 8,160 gallons Potable water: 1,925 gallons Propulsion: Geared diesel engines, 850 BHP each at 2,100 RPM; Two 54-inch diameter, four-blade, fixed pitch propellers on solid shafts Speed: Maximum: 14.7 MPH; Minimum: trawling sustainable for 45 minutes at 1 MPH Certification: USCG Uninspected Vessel, ABS International Load Line, Route: Exposed waters/Great Lakes winter, Class: ABS A1, AMS, Survey/Fishing Vessel and Ice Class CO notation per ABS Steel Vessel Rules, 2004 Science spaces: wet lab and gill net lifting station in starboard bow, dry lab for electronics and wing control station forward of amidships. Fish tanks: Ten 1,000-gallon removable tanks designed to minimize fish seasickness, three large access hatches to facilitate fish monitoring, repair and maintenance of tanks and transport of larger fish. Fish capacity: 190,000 six-inch fish per trip. Oxygen system: Onboard oxygen concentrator system, 15 l/minute. Dual ballast/chilled water system: 3,440 gallons, chilled from 65?to 45? Fahrenheit in less than 10 hours. For more information see: Spencer F. Baird Homepage (click)

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