R/V John N Cobb
|Model #:||31A8 1/2||Engine #:|
|Bore & Stroke:||8 1/2" x 11 1/2"||Cylinders:||eight|
|Current Owner:||Seattle Maritime Academy link|
|Current Location:||Seattle, Washington map|
|Current Condition:||broken crankshaft|
The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) research vessel John N Cobb is powered by a six-cylinder Fairbanks-Morse diesel engine. The boat, styled after a Pacific Trawler, originally conducted fisheries research in Southeast Alaska every summer as part of NOAA's mission to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources.
In June 2008, the Cobb's Fairbanks-Morse diesel broke its crankshaft, resulting in the ultimate de-commissioning of the vessel. It has since been added to the National Register of Historic places and donated to the Seattle Maritime Academy as a training vessel.