French rescue ship Argonaute (2004)

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Name: Island Patriot
Ordered: 1 January 2001
Builder: Brevik Construction, Brevik, Norway
Launched: 2003
Commissioned: December 2003
Name: Argonaute
Namesake: Argonauts
Acquired: 2004
General characteristics
Class and type: UT 710 High sea tug
Displacement: 2100 tonnes
Length: 68.95 m (226.2 ft)
Beam: 15.5 m (51 ft)
Draught: 5.95 m (19.5 ft)
Propulsion: 2 Bergen BRM9 diesel engines
Speed: 15.6 knots (28.9 km/h; 18.0 mph)
Complement: 9
Sensors and
processing systems:
2 Racal Decca radars

Argonaute is a ship of the French Navy specialised in rescue and decontamination.

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