US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

USGS Fisheries Research Vessel STURGEON

Commissioned August 12, 2004

Published Aug. 31, 2012
The United States Geological Survey's Fisheries Research Vessel STURGEON was commissioned in 2004.

The United States Geological Survey's Fisheries Research Vessel STURGEON was commissioned in 2004.

Vessel Owner : United States Geological Survey
Vessel Builder: Basic Marine, Inc., Escanaba, MI
Engineer: Timothy Graul Marine Design, Inc., Sturgeon Bay, WI
Project Management Team: USGS Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor,
MI in partnership with USACE Marine Design Center, Philadelphia, PA
Vessel Operation Team: USGS Lake Michigan/Lake Huron Biological Station, Cheboygan, MI

Vessel Particulars
Length Overall: 101'
Breadth: 24'-9"
Hull Depth: 12'-9"
Load Line Draft: 10'-2"
Displacement: 180 Ltons
Max Speed: 12 MPH
Fuel Capacity: 7,990 Gal.
Endurance @ 10 MPH: 15 Days
Accommodations: 3 Crew, 7 Researchers
Year Renovated: 2004
Contract Cost: $2,700,000
Vessel Certification: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Class: A1 Great Lakes Service; AMS USCG and UNOLS Compliant

Machinery, Equipment, and Special Features
Main Engines: (2) Detroit Diesel Series 60 - 375 HP Each
Reduction Gears: (2) Twin Disc 5114 DC Final Ratio 4.59:1
Generators: (2) Cummins 6BT5.9GM - 99 kW Each
Bow Thruster: Wesmar DPC50 - 50 HP Electric
Steering and Engine Controls: Kobelt w/Remote Tethers
Autopilot: Simrad High Performance Autopiot
Deck Crane: Alaska Marine: 2,000# @ 30 ft. Reach
Trawl Winches: Kolstrand Variable Speed
Net Reel: Kolstrand Dual Drum Vertical Stack
Gill Net Lifter: Crossley 30" Deep Water Lifter
Sonar Tubes: (2) 12" Diameter