Neil Armstrong (2015 to present)

Neil Armstrong was built by Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, Washington in 2014 and delivered to WHOI operations in September of 2015. As a University-National Oceanographic Laboratories System (UNOLS) ship, the Neil Armstrong will support advanced oceanographic research in tropical and temperate oceans and will serve as a general-purpose ship based in the Eastern US.
Length: 
238 ft.
Beam: 
50 ft.
Displacement: 
3,204 long tons
Draft: 
15 ft.
Range: 
11,500 nm
Endurance: 
40 days
Cruising Speed: 
12 kts
Science Complement: 
24
Crew Complement: 
20
Dates of Afflliation with WHOI: 
2015/present
Built: 
2014
Builder: 
Dakota Creek Industries, Anacortes, Washington
Owner: 
U.S. Navy
Ship ID: 
AR
Operator: 
WHOI