RMAS Salmaster (A186)

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Name: RMAS Salmaster (A186)
Operator: Serco Denholm
Builder: Hall, Russell & Company
Launched: 1986
Identification: IMO number: 8402008
General characteristics
Class and type: Sal-class large lifting ships
Displacement: 2,200 tonnes
Length: 77 m
Beam: 15 m
Draught: 4 m
Propulsion: 2 diesels, 1 shaft, 4,000 bhp
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 19

RMAS Salmaster (A186) was a Sal-Class mooring and salvage vessel. It came under the Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service department of the Royal Navy, and was sold in 2001.[1]

Built by Hall, Russell & Company in 1986, her displacement is 2,200 tonnes and dimensions 77 m by 15 m by 4 m. Her complement is 19 and speed 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph).[1]

Tasks include the laying and maintenance of underwater targets, navigation marks and moorings.[1]

She now operates for Gardline Shipping, a part of the Gardline group as MV Ocean Endeavour.


  1. ^ a b c Bush 2005, pp. 57, 76
  • Bush, Steve (2005). British Warships and Auxiliaries. Liskeard, Cornwall: Maritime Books. ISBN 1-904459-11-0.