Martin Karlsen

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Martin Karlsen

Martin Karlsen was built in 1952 with a steel hull and fully reinforced for ice.  She was 212.9 feet in length with a beam of 36.8 feet and a draft of 17 feet  She has a cruising speed of 11 knots with a range of 15,000 miles and an endurance of 60 days.  Her compliment was 24 scientific staff and 22 crew.  After her charters with CHS, Karlsen worked for a number of years in the Antarctic.




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Last updated: September 19, 2006.