LR5

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LR5 rescue vehicle is lowered into the water by a crane from the Finnish icebreaker MSV Fennica
LR5 rescue vehicle is lowered into the water by a crane from the Fennica
Career (Australia)
Name: LR5
Builder: James Fisher Defence[1]
Acquired: June 2009[2]
Status: in active service, as of 2012
General characteristics [3]
Class & type: DSAR class submarine rescue vehicle[1]
Tonnage: 24 t (24 long tons; 26 short tons) (in air weight)
Length: 9.6 m (31 ft)
Beam: 3.2 m (10 ft)
Depth: 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
Propulsion: 2 × 10 kW (13 hp) electric motors
Speed: 3 knots (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph)
Endurance: 10 hours
Test depth: 650 m (2,130 ft)
Capacity: 1,200 kg (16 persons)
Crew: 2

The LR5 is a manned submersible which was used by the British Royal Navy until 2009 when it was leased to support the Royal Australian Navy. It is designed for retrieving sailors from stranded submarines and is capable of rescuing 16 at a time.

LR5 rescue vehicle retrieved by a crane aboard the Finnish icebreaker Fennica

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DSAR Class Submarine Rescue Vehicles : Overview". James Fisher Defence. 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Remora replacement arrives". Australian Defence Magazine. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "DSAR Class Submarine Rescue Vehicles : Tech Spec". James Fisher Defence. 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 

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Media related to LR5 (submarine, 1978) at Wikimedia Commons