RRS James Cook
RRS James Cook in dock at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
|Name:||RRS James Cook|
|Owner:||NERC Research Ship Unit|
|Builder:||Flekkefjord Slipp & Maskinfabrikk AS, Norway. Hull built in Gdansk, Poland|
|Laid down:||January 2005|
|Christened:||February 2007 by HRH Princess Royal|
|Maiden voyage:||5 March 2007|
|Class & type:||Lloyds +100A1, Ice 1C, FS, +LMC, UMS DP(AM) Research Vessel|
|Draught:||5.5 – 5.7 m|
|Installed power:||Wärtsilä 9L20 - 4x 1770 Kw
Teco Westinghouse 2x 2500 Kw
|Propulsion:||Bow Thruster: 1200 Kw Super Silent
Azimuth Thruster: 1350 Kw
|Crew:||9 Officers; 13 Crew & Technicians; 32 Scientists|
|Notes:||Endurance 50 days
The RRS James Cook is a British Royal Research Ship operated by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). She was built in 2006 to replace the ageing RRS Charles Darwin with funds from Britain's NERC and the DTI's Large Scientific Facilities Fund. She was named after Captain James Cook, the British explorer, navigator and cartographer at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton by HRH The Princess Royal.
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- National Oceanography Centre - Sea Systems - RRS James Cook, Southampton
- Movie of the hull launch of the RRS James Cook in Gdansk, Poland
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