R/V Connecticut is a 76' steel single screw research vessel
that was designed and built for the University of Connecticut
in 1998 and is outfitted for year-round coastal service. The
vessel can accommodate up to 30 people for day trips and up
to 12 people for overnight and extended science missions of
7-10 days duration. The vessel is equipped with a dynamic positioning
system connected to bow and stern thrusters. The vessel design
favors stability and precise low speed handling and positioning.
Vessel features include wet and dry laboratory spaces and a
mid-ship mounted, 20" diameter instrument wet well which allows
transducers or sampling gear to be installed through a main
deck access hatch with conduit connection to the dry laboratory
and reconfigurable transducer/equipment mounts. Science vans
up to 20' in length can be placed on the large work deck and
a full suite of deck machinery is available to perform a wide
variety of oceanographic tasks.
Connecticut Virtual Tour Take
a multimedia tour of our Research Vessel the R/V Connecticut.
Images, ship drawings, and equipment descriptions will
introduce you to our state of the art vessel.