built by Ferguson Ailsa Ltd,
Yard No 571 Engines by NEI-A.P.E. Ltd.-W.H. Allen, Bedford
Port of Registry: Belfast
Propulsion: Diesel; Two, 8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A.(242 x 305mm) Allen 8S12-E type oil engines (2,800 bhp) each driving an electric generator, powering two electric motors, each of 808 shp, connected in fore and aft tandem to one of twin screw shafts. Directional thrust propellers forward. 11kts
Launched: Monday, 11/08/1986
Ship Type: Fisheries Research Vessel
Tonnage: 1280grt/ 384nrt
Department of Agriculture & Fisheries & Food, London
2002 (mng Smit International (Scotland) Ltd, Bristol)
200x Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), London
2003 The Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), Lowestoft
2005 (mng Heyn Engineering (NI) Ltd, Belfast)
Status: Active - 2007
Built by Ferguson
Ailsa Ltd, Troon
11.11.1985: Keel laid
3.1987: During trials suffered severe vibration problems resulting in the two suspect propellers being replaced.
6.1987: Still awaiting replacement propellers.
12.1987: During a re~trial, a further underwater noise problem was revealed.
25.3.1988: Finally, completed for the Government of the United Kingdom, (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food), London.P.of R., Lowestoft. (O.N. 706142).
2005 reg Belfast
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