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HMS Scott (H131)

HMS Scott is an ocean survey vessel and is the third Royal Navy ship to carry the name. The only vessel of her class, she can remain at sea for up to 300 days a year, thanks to her novel crew rotation system.

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

13,500 tonnes

Total displacement

131 metres

Total length

18+ knots

Top speed

Our operations

Our base

Our base

HMNB Devonport

Plymouth PL2 2BG
Telephone: ‎+44 345 748 4950

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Commanding Officer

Commander Sam Nightingale

HMS Scott's role

Built as an ocean survey vessel, HMS Scott was specially designed to carry the modern High Resolution Multi Beam Sonar System (HRMBSS). This swathe echo sounder is capable of collecting depth information over a strip of the sea bed several kilometres wide.

HMS Scott is the largest survey vessel in Western Europe, and the fifth largest vessel in the Royal Navy. Named for the famous Arctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott, she also has an auxiliary role as a mine countermeasures vessel.

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