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NOAA RONALD BROWN ship model




The NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown (R-104) is a blue-water research vessel of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  She is NOAA's only Global Class research ship, also the largest vessel in the NOAA fleet. 

With its highly advanced instruments and sensors, Ronald H. Brown travels worldwide supporting scientific studies to increase our understanding of the world's oceans and climate. The hull of the ship is hardened against ice to allow for Arctic and Antarctic research.  The ship also includes a 2-bed hospital facility and could accommodate up to 31 scientists.

The deck equipment features three winches, two fixed cranes, a portable crane, a hydrographic boom and an A-frame. This equipment gives the Ronald H. Brown a lifting capacity of up to 42,000 pounds (19,000 kg) as well as up to 33,000 ft (10,000 meters) of cable that can pull up to 8,100 pounds (3,700 kg).  One of the winches is specifically for use with specialty cables such as optical fiber cables or coaxial EM Cable.

As a research vessel, a substantial amount of the ship is dedicated to laboratories. Included in the 4,100 square feet (380 m2) of lab space are a computer/electronics lab, a biochemical lab and a wet lab.

In addition to her state-of-the-art oceanographic  and atmospheric research platform sampling capabilities, the Ronald H. Brown has instrumentation to study the atmosphere, including a Doppler weather radar for a better understanding of storm dynamics at sea. This combined atmospheric and oceanographic sampling capability makes the ship unique in the world's research fleet. Scientists aboard the vessel study critical environmental issues across the world's oceans.  
 




This 
NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown model has the following qualities:

- Scratch built from official plans
- Superior hollow hull construction (very important), weighing less than 10 lbs  (A solid hull of this model would be over 40 lbs.)
- Windows are cutouts, not black decals
- 99% wood and metal

This model ship is 33" long (1/100 scale).  It was delivered before Christmas 2015 for gift purpose.   Let us build another NOAA vessel for you buy clicking on the following link and fill out a short form: Commissioning a ship model.

In Feb. 2016, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago commissioned us to build this model, along with 5 other vessels. 

 

"Merry Christmas!
The ship was much loved and I am very grateful for all of your hard work. My daughter, Maggie, passed along your email address to Ronald Brown's caretaker, because he may have a general question about how to reattach something that was removed for shipping purposes... The young man loves it so much. He pointed out where his 'room' was - which window... Which is super cool. I printed and framed the information about it that you'd put on your website- for him to display with it. It'll be one of his most treasured possessions for a lifetime. Thanks again."