RV Sally Ride (AGOR-28)

RV Sally Ride (AGOR-28) is a Neil Armstrong-class research vessel owned by the United States Navy and operated by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.[1] The ship was named for Sally Ride, a US astronaut.

RV Sally Ride (AGOR-28)
RV Sally Ride (AGOR-28) in Padilla Bay, Washington in February 2016.JPG
Sally Ride (AGOR-28) in Padilla Bay, Washington in February 2016
United States
Name: Sally Ride
Namesake: Sally Ride
Owner: Office of Naval Research
Operator: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Awarded: February 3, 2012
Builder: Dakota Creek Industries, Anacortes, Washington
Laid down: August 31, 2012
Launched: August 4, 2014
Acquired: July 1, 2016
Homeport: San Diego, CA
Status: Delivered
General characteristics
Class and type: Neil Armstrong-class research vessel
Tonnage: 2,641 GT
Displacement: 3,043 long tons (3,092 t)
Length: 238 ft (73 m)
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft: 15 feet
Installed power: 2 × Siemens AC electric motors
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) (max)
Range: 10,545 nmi (19,529 km; 12,135 mi)
Endurance: 40 days
Crew: 20 crew + 24 scientists


Sally Ride is a commercially designed, monohull research vessel, capable of both coastal and deep ocean oceanography operations. The ship is equipped with cranes and winches for over-the-side loading of research equipment and supplies, as well as accommodations for twenty-four scientists. It is powered by a multi-drive, low-voltage, diesel electric propulsion system for efficiency and lower maintenance, with 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.[2]

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