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HMS CHALLENGER


built by Scotts Greenock in 1984

CLYDEBUILT SHIPS



HMS CHALLENGER


built by Scotts Greenock,
Yard No 752
Engines by Rushton
Last Name: YA TOIVA
Propulsion: 5 x Rushton diesels (6200 bhp) 2 x Voith-Schneider aft, 3 x thrusters forward.
Launched: Tuesday, 19/05/1981
Built: 1984
Ship Type: Seabed Operations Vessel
Ship's Role: Diving Support and Seabed operations
Tonnage: 6500 tonnes | 7185 tonnes displacement
Length: 134.1metres
Breadth: 18 metres
Draught: 5 metres
Status: Not Recorded - 2003
Web site: http://www.shipphotos.co.uk/pages/challenger84.htm
Remarks: Designed to carry out full saturation diving and seabed operations, including survey and submarine rescue, the primary role of the ship, the recovery of objects from the seabed. Ship uses a dynamic position system, assisted by bow thrusters, and the Voith
Schneider cycloidal propellers aft. Sold 2000 and converted to diamond mining ship
Photo from above web page
Previous update by David Ritchie
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph

Last updated: by Stuart Cameron from the original records by Stuart Cameron

: HMS CHALLENGER built by Scotts Greenock

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