NOAA RONALD BROWN ship model
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
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
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.
NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown
model has the following qualities:
- Scratch built from official plans
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
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.
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.