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RJ 287A Sally Ride AGOR-28

Rhenania Junior

RJ 287A Sally Ride AGOR-28

$ 56.00

New 1/1250 scale model of the Scripps Institution oceanographic survey ship RV Sally Ride AGOR-28 by Rhenania Junior (RJ 287A) as in 2016.

Neil Armstrong is a commercially designed mono hull research vessel, capable of coastal and deep ocean operations, and equipped with cranes and winches for over-the-side loading of research equipment and supplies, as well as accommodations for twenty-four scientists. The ship will be powered by a multi-drive low-voltage diesel electric propulsion system for efficiency and lower maintenance and fuel costs. Both Sally Ride and sister ship Neil Armstrong have state of the art oceanographic equipment allowing deep ocean mapping and information technology for ship monitoring and worldwide land-based communication.

Owner: Office of Naval Research
Operator: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Awarded: February 3, 2012
Builder: Dakota Creek Industries, Anacortes, Washington
Laid down: August 31, 2012
Launched: August 4, 2014
Acquired: July 1, 2016
Homeport: San Diego, CA
Status: Delivered
General characteristics
Class and type: Neil Armstrong-class research vessel
Displacement: 3043 long tons
Length: 238 ft (73 m)
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft: 15 feet
Installed power: (x2) Siemens AC Electric Motors
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) (max)
Range: 10,545 nautical miles (19,529 km; 12,135 mi)
Endurance: 40 Days
Crew: 20 Crew + 24 Scientists

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