MSV John Strickland
The Marine Sciences Vessel John Strickland was built for UVic in 1975, named for the pioneering marine biologist known for his research in British Columbia's waters. It is used to support UVic Science research and teaching, and can be booked by groups both on and off campus.
The Strickland was designed for the complex coastal waters of British Columbia, with a shallow draft that allows it to cross the sills of inlets. This feature allows it access to challenging areas such as the Sooke Basin, Barkley Sound, Sechelt Inlet and the Fraser Delta.
For more information and for bookings contact us at email@example.com or 250-721-7060.
The Strickland can accommodate 2 crew and up to 16 scientists for local day trips and 3 crew and 3 scientists for overnight cruises. Operations of the Strickland are limited to within 30 km of shore and with not more than 160km between suitable ports of refuge. It is not suited for open ocean work.
- open deck work area
- aft wet lab
- small mess area that can be used as a dry lab
- galley and head
- small amount of storage space
- four berth forecastle
- full range of safety, positioning and communications equipment
- 680 kg capacity A-frame derrick with multi-purpose winch can accommodate a 1,500m wire rope or cable
- articulated hydraulic boom with capacity of 650kg at 8m full extension
- 3.8 m Zodiac with 25hp outboard motor for project support and shore access
|Length overall||16m (52')|
|Maximum beam||4.5m (14'6")|
|Maximum draught||2.6m (8')|
|Propulsion||single screw, 275hp diesel 18" hydraulic bow thruster|
|Cruising speed||8.5 knots|
|Maximum speed||10 knots|
|Hull type||welded aluminum|
|Generator||35kva 220/110 VAC|
|Endurance||10 days @ 12 hr/day operation|