AGOR 28: SIO Shipyard Representative Bi-Weekly Progress Report
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA
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AGORs 27 and 28 are new Ocean Class research vessels being built at the Dakota Creek Industries Inc. DCI of Anacortes, WA shipyard under the supervision of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography SIO, with delivery of AGOR 27 schedule for late 2014 and AGOR 28 in 2015. AGOR 27, first of the class, will be named after Neil Armstrong. AGOR 28, second of the class, will become the RV Sally Ride. DCI recommends relieving the requirements for the motors to be identical for both the working boat and the rescue boat. The work boat vendor has concerns that the 40 horsepower would not be adequate to reach plane. The rescue boat might actually require 60 or 70 horses, not just 40 horsepower that was required in the specifications. The yard and government have agreed to the following 1. The Government will accept a rescue boat with a two stroke engine. 2. The Government will accept rescue and work boat motors that are not identical so appropriately sized engines can be selected for the work boat. Fabrication of the Sally Ride forward bow sub-assemble continues with anchor pocket fabrication. Sally Ride Mod 5 Aft Science and Engine Room Stores bulkheads landed. With the departure of Armstrong s pilot house, work begins in earnest on Sally Ride s. A large amount of prefabricated panels are stacked and ready for installation. On Neil Armstrong observed the running of cables between the switchboards and generator sets with interest, in particular how the cables are passed through the transits and cable trays. At this juncture there are no issues with the work.
- Marine Engineering
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods