A look aboard one of the freshest Navy-owned R/Vs
Ian Lawrence, captain, and crew members of the research vessel USNS Sally Ride (AGOR-28) discuss the ship’s impressive design and suite of technology.
A member of the brand new Neil Armstrong-class research vessels, Ride is a 238-foot, 3043-ton 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 24 scientists. The ship is powered by a multi-drive low-voltage diesel electric propulsion system for efficiency and lower maintenance and fuel costs.
Both Neil Armstrong-class ships have state of the art oceanographic equipment allowing deep ocean mapping and information technology for ship monitoring and worldwide land-based communication.
She is operated by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.