I'm going to make some models based on this ship. I photographed it in the Seward Municiple Harbor and it's owned by The University of Fairbanks. It's a research vessel. I want to make a science-fiction carrier for my foldable wing WIGS. I'll put davits off the side of a research vessel and get maybe eight or so skips hanging off the sides. To use the WIG crafts you lower them into the water and then take off. So my fictional version, The Amphitrite, will act somewhat like an aircraft carrier. I may make both some models of this ship "The Alpha Helix" and of the fictional ship "The Amphitrite" The Alpha Helix carries 15 scientists and 9 crew members. She's 135 feet in length and 31 feet in the beam. I found the statistics on line. I don't know if the length is hull length only or if it includes the davits off the back. I figure my Amphitrite will carry fewer than than number due to the need to carry the WIG crafts. Does anyone know more about the Alpha Helix or ships like her?