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Photographer:Captain Ted [View profile]Title:BI 12, Tuxpan & BI 02Added:Mar 29, 2010
Photo Category: Research and Survey Vessels
Veracruz, Mex. 6.Mar.10

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Alex98 on Mar 30, 2010 00:47 (8 years ago)
BI12 is the former NOAA survey vessel Whiting S239 decommissioned after 39 years in US government service.

Builder: Marietta Manufacturing Company, Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia
Launched: November 1962
Delivered: July 1963
Commissioned: July 1963
Hull Number: S 329
Call Letters: WTEW
Home Port: Norfolk, Virginia
Sister Ship: PEIRCE
Length (LOA): 49.7 m (163 ft.)
Breadth (moulded): 10.1 m (33 ft.)
Draft, Maximum: 3.7 m (12.2 ft.) with IDSSS dome
Hull: Welded steel/ice strengthened
Displacement: 907 tons
Gross Tonnage: 696 tons
Net Tonnage: 151 tons
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