What happened to HMS Endurance?
What happened to HMS Endurance?
In 1989 she struck an iceberg, and, although she was repaired, a survey in 1991 found that her hull was not sound enough for a return to Antarctica, so she was finally decommissioned. She was replaced by Polar Circle, later renamed HMS Endurance.
When did HMS Endurance nearly sink?
2008 near loss In December 2008, while on an 18-month deployment, Endurance suffered extensive flooding to her machinery spaces and lower accommodation decks resulting in the near loss of the ship. A serious engine room flood left her without power or propulsion, and she was towed to Punta Arenas by a Chilean tug.
When was HMS Endurance scrapped?
The Royal Navy’s former ice patrol ship HMS Endurance – damaged when its engine control room flooded off the Chilean coast in 2008 – is to be scrapped. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the Portsmouth-based ship, which was replaced by HMS Protector in 2011, would go out of service in 2015.
What caused HMS Endurance flood?
At the time of the incident ship’s staff were cleaning a high level sea water inlet strainer, in an attempt to improve the ship’s production of fresh water. During this operation a remotely operated hull valve opened unexpectedly, allowing water into the ship through the disassembled strainer, causing the flood.
Where is HMS Protector now?
After Protector underwent a major refit in Middlesbrough last year, Capt Wood said he was proud of the work made to “reset the ice patrol ship”. Ice patrol ship @hmsprotector left Plymouth today to return to Antarctica for the first time since 2019.
Is HMS Protector armed?
Royal Navy – Ice Patrol Ships – HMS Endurance – HMS Protector – n3a12 – Armed Forces. HMS Endurance (previously MV Polar Circle) entered service with the Royal Navy in 1991 and supported British interests in the South Atlantic and Antarctic Waters.
Where was HMS Protector built?
HMS Protector is a Royal Navy ice patrol ship built in Norway in mid 2000. As MV Polarbjørn (Norwegian: polar bear) she operated under charter as a polar research icebreaker and a subsea support vessel.
What happened HMS Ocean?
Ocean was decommissioned on 27 March 2018 at HMNB Devonport, with Queen Elizabeth II attending the ceremony.
Was HMS Invincible hit by an Exocet?
It seems right now that HMS Invincible was indeed struck by an Exocet missile, two 500lb bombs and even a full ammunition count (Isaac stated he was out of ammunition after the attack) of 400 rounds of 20mm cannon fire….
How many planes were shot down in the Falklands war?
All told, the Falkland Islands campaign took the lives of 255 British troops and three civilians. The Royal Navy and RAF lost 34 aircraft.
What replaces HMS Scott?
New multi-role research vessel This is likely a replacement for HMS Scott, the ageing ocean survey vessel of the Royal Navy. The ship which was commissioned in June 1997 has an auxiliary role in support of mine countermeasure vessels.
What is the history of HMS Endurance?
MV Polar Circle was built in Norway in 1990 by Ulstein Hatlo for Rieber Shipping. The Royal Navy chartered her for eight months as HMS Polar Circle from 21 November 1991. She was bought outright and renamed HMS Endurance on 9 October 1992.
What happened to the endurance ship?
In December 2008, while on an 18-month deployment, Endurance suffered extensive flooding to her machinery spaces and lower accommodation decks resulting in the near loss of the ship. A serious engine room flood left her without power or propulsion, and she was towed to Punta Arenas by a Chilean tug.
Who are the scientists onboard the endurance?
Civilian Scientists for the British Schools Expedition Group were onboard HMS Endurance as guests of the Royal Navy when it nearly sank off Chile in December 2008. She suffered extensive looding to her machinery spaces and lower accommodation decks resulting in the near loss of the ship.
Where does the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen go on deployment?
Her usual deployment saw her in the Southern Ocean and returning to the UK through tropical waters each year. Later, a longer, 18-month deployment was designed to maximise her time available for BAS usage.