Based out of Narragansett, Rhode Island, R/V Endeavor spends approximately 200 days a year at sea, allowing scientists from Rhode Island and around the globe to conduct research and training programs aboard this multi-disciplinary oceanographic research vessel.
Endeavor has carried thousands of scientists, engineers, technicians and students on its expeditions. The ship has operated throughout the Atlantic Ocean, ranging as far north as the Svalbard Archipelago in Norway and south to Tristan de Cunha, from the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico into the Pacific Ocean to Easter Island and Hawaii.
In recent years she has sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to the Azores and as far north as Iceland. Endeavor has been a key research platform in the Gulf of Mexico, performing oil spill research both during and after the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon.
- Built in 1976 with a major mid-life refit in 1993
- Length overall: 185’
- Draft: 18’6”aft, 12”6” forward
- Cruising speed: 10 knots
- Max speed: 14 knots
- Range: 8000 nautical miles @ 12 knots
- Endurance: 30 days
- Compliment: 12 crew, 17 scientists, 1 Marine technician