HMS CHALLENGER

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
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Previous update by David Ritchie
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph

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


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