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  • UK RRS Sir David Attenborough

    Support Ship
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    2019    


    Support Ship RRS Sir David Attenborough

    Operated by the British Antarctic Survey, on behalf of the UK Natural Environment Research Council. The RRS Sir David Attenborough is likely to replace both the existing UK Polar Research Ships, RRS Ernest Shackleton and RRS James Clark Ross.

    Specifications

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    30crew
    60troops
    129length (m)
    24beam (m)
    7draught (m)
    19000range (nm)
    13max speed (knots)
    2Naval Engine diesel-electric

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    UK Her Majesty’s Coastguard Sikorsky S-92 01


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    Shipyards

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    UK Cammell Laird - 1


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    Events

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    2014-aprOrderedUK RRS Sir David Attenborough
    2016-octLaid downUK RRS Sir David Attenborough at Birkenhead
    2018-jul-14LaunchedUK RRS Sir David Attenborough at Cammell Laird
    2019-sepUK RRS Sir David Attenborough Royal Naming Ceremony, with Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
    2021-feb-8TrialsUK RRS Sir David Attenborough departed Holyhead for two weeks of sea and system trials.
    2021-aug-9AircraftUK RRS Sir David Attenborough deck landing trials with Coastguard S-92 G-MCGH, while off Cornwall.
    2021-oct-27Port VisitUK RRS Sir David Attenborough visited London to support Polar Research / Ice Worlds exhibitions at the Greenwich National Maritime Museum, ahead of COP26 climate conference.
    2022-nov-20DeploymentUK RRS Sir David Attenborough departed Harwich for 2022/23 Summer Season around Antarctica.






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