RDV 01 Crystal

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History
United Kingdom
Name: RDV 01 Crystal
Operator: Under dockyard control[1]
Ordered: December 1969[1]
Builder: Devonport Dockyard
Launched: March 1971
Commissioned: 30 November 1971[1]
Fate: Sold, 18 September 1992
General characteristics
Type: Research vessel
Displacement: 3,040 long tons (3,089 t) [1]
Length: 413 ft 6 in (126.03 m) [1]
Beam: 56 ft (17 m) [1]
Draught: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Propulsion: None
Complement: 60 including research personnel[2]
Armament: None

RDV 01 Crystal was a research vessel of the Royal Navy. An unpowered floating platform, it was designed to be used during sonar research and development projects at the Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment (AUWE) at Portland Harbour, Dorset.[3] It was not fitted with any propulsion or steering gear.

Ordered from the builders HM Dockyard, Devonport, in December 1969, it was launched in March 1971. It was sold on 18 September 1992 to a Dutch concern.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Moore, John (1984). Jane's All The World's Fighting Ships. Jane's Publishing. p. 609. ISBN 0710607741. 
  2. ^ Moore, John, ed. (1974). Jane's Fighting Ships. London: Jane's Yearbooks. p. 366. ISBN 0354005065. 
  3. ^ "ADM 226/1035". The National Archives. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "RDV 01 Crystal". World Naval Ships Directory. 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2012.