HMS Scott (H131)
|Ordered:||20 January 1995|
|Launched:||October 13, 1996|
|Commissioned:||June 30, 1997|
|Fate:||Active in service as of 2008|
|Class and type:||Survey ship|
|Displacement:||13,500 tons full load|
|Length:||131. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) Events 250 - Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Appledore Shipbuilders is a Shipbuilder in Appledore North Devon. Events 54 - Nero ascends to the Roman throne 409 - Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the Usurper Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common A research vessel (R/V is a Ship designed and equipped to carry out Research at Sea. 1 m|
|Beam:||21. 5 m|
|Draught:||8. 3 m|
|Propulsion:||2 × Krupp MaK 9M32 9-cylinder diesel engines, single shaft with controllable pitch propeller and retractable bow thruster|
|Speed:||18 knots (33 km/h)|
|Complement:||63, 42 onboard at any time|
HMS Scott (H131) is an ocean-going survey vessel of the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) Not only is she the largest vessel in the Fleet's Hydrographic Squadron, and the sixth largest in the entire fleet, but she is also the largest survey vessel in Western Europe. She was ordered in 1995 to replace the ageing HMS Hecla; she was built at the Appledore Shipbuilders in North Devon and commissioned on 20 June 1997. Appledore Shipbuilders is a Shipbuilder in Appledore North Devon. Devon is a large county in the South West of England. The county is also referred to as Devonshire, but that is an entirely unofficial name Events 451 - Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius ' defeats Attila the Hun. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar
Scott is now the Royal Navy's sole ocean-going survey vessel, but she can remain at sea for up to 300 days a year, thanks to her novel crew rotation system - her complement of 63 is divided into three sections: two sections are required to keep the ship operational, with the third on shore on leave or in training. When the ship returns to port, one crew section on board is replaced by the section on shore. The ship can then deploy again almost immediately.
As with all of the Royal Navy's large survey vessels, Scott has an auxiliary role in support of minesweepers and minehunters. A minesweeper is a Naval Warship designed to counter the threat posed by Naval mines The dedicated purpose-built minesweeper first appeared during Minehunters are mine countermeasure vessels that actively detect and destroy individual Naval mines Minesweepers on the other hand clear mined areas as a whole
In February 2005 Scott surveyed the seabed around the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, which varies in depth between 1,000 m and 5,000 m (3,300 ft and 16,500 ft). The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea Earthquake that occurred at 005853 UTC on December 26 2004 with an Epicentre off the west coast of The survey, conducted using a high-resolution, multi-beam sonar system, revealed that the earthquake had made a huge impact on the topography of the seabed.
In September 2006 Scott was granted the freedom of the city of Swansea. Swansea ( Abertawe "mouth of the Tawe " is a city and county in Wales.
She is named after the Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott RN.
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