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AMERICAN CONSTITUTION The American Constitution’s four-


Four-Point Diving Support Ship point mooring system is capable of

anchoring in up to 400 feet of sea
The American Constitution is a water. With the use of an anchor-
210 foot, four-point moored diving handling vessel, the American

support ship with berthing for 40 Constitution can moor in depths

people. The ship has a 6-man, up to 1,000 feet.
1,000-foot depth-rated saturation
dive system with gas reclaim capa-
bilities. The diving bell is
launched through a mid ship baf-
fled moon pool and the ship is out-
fitted with a hyperbaric rescue
chamber. With a large clear deck-
space and 35-ton crane capacity,
the ship is well suited for offshore
construction diving projects.
A 6-man, 1000-foot depth-rated dive DECK CRANE
system, a large clear deck and craneage 35 ton P&H T750 hydraulic pedestal crane
capabilities make the American
Constitution invaluable as an offshore con- MACHINERY
struction diving platform. Main engines - 2 alco 18-251 3,600 HP
each with Kamewa variable pitch
DIMENSIONS propellers
Length 210 ft. Generators - 2 caterpillar D343; 200 kw
Beam 40.0 ft 1 GM 8V-71TI; 250 kw
Depth to main deck 17.0 ft Bow thruster - Caterpillar D333
Draft 12.0 – 14.0 ft.
Clear deck space 3,100 sq. ft. FOUR-POINT ANCHOR SYSTEM
Four-point, low-pressure hydraulic winch-
TONNAGE es with up to 6,000 ft. of 1-1/4 cable,
Gross registered 951 tons 8,000 lb. anchors. Bow and stern anchor
Cruising 10 – 14 knots SATURATION SYSTEM
1,000 fsw rated system
CAPACITIES 6-man saturation capabilities
Potable water 46,500 gallons Moon-pool equipped with a baffle and aer-
Fuel oil 150,000 gallons ation system to allow continued diving
Lube oil 2,300 gallons services during rough sea conditions.
Has accommodations to sleep 40 people
ACCOMMODATIONS Hyperbaric Rescue Chamber (HRC)
Has accommodations to sleep 40 people


2 VHF radios
SSB radio with encoder
Caprock Satellite Communications
Radar transponder

Corporate Office
Cal Dive International, Inc.
2500 CityWest Blvd.
Suite 2200
Houston, Texas 77042