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McArthur II
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The McArthur II was acquired from the U.S. Navy in 2002 and was converted by NOAA from a T-AGOS surveillance vessel to a multiple-disciplinary platform capable of a broad range of missions. As was its predecessor, the McArthur, the McArthur II is named After William Pope McArthur. The vessel is operated by NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations. (NMAO), and is home ported at NOAA's Marine Operations Center, Pacific (MOP), in Seattle, Washington. The McArthur II is involved in studies in several of the National Marine Sanctuaries on the west coast of the United States. The 224-foot ship engages in measurements of chemical, meteorological, and biological sampling for several large scale programs within NOAA. The scientists who carry out research aboard the McArthur II come from many divisions of NOAA, as well as other Federal and state government agencies, and academia.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Ship TypeMultiple-disciplinary platform
Operating AreaThe ship conducts oceanographic research and assessments, throughout the eastern Pacific, including the U.S. West Coast, Central and South America.
Endurance45 days (Stability)
Crusing Speed10.5 knots
Lab Space
Power Availability1600 hp
Berthing Space14/15 (Maximum, 14 International due to addition of PHS Officer)
Deck Space
Telemetry AvailableNearly all of the ship's sensors are integrated into the Scientific Computing System (SCS), which allows for centralized data acquisition and logging from numerous sensors with different sampling rates. One data set of all sensors is logged continuously.
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