RMAS Salmoor (A185)

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RMAS Salmoor on the Firth of Clyde, 2006
United Kingdom
Name: RMAS Salmoor (A185)
Ordered: 31 September 1984
Builder: Hall, Russell & Company
Laid down: 10 January 1985
Launched: 25 May 1985
Commissioned: 10 September 1985
Out of service: 2008
Homeport: HMNB Clyde
Status: Transferred to Serco Marine Services
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Name: SD Salmoor
In service: 2008
Out of service: 2013
Homeport: HMNB Clyde
Status: Retired
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

SD Salmoor (previously RMAS Salmoor (A185)) was a Sal-Class mooring and salvage vessel working at HMNB Clyde, and based at Great Harbour, Greenock. She was originally operated by the Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service, but after the organisations disbandment in March 2008 she was operated by Serco Marine Services.[1]

Salmoor was built by Hall, Russell & Company in 1985. She had a displacement is 2,200 tonnes and dimensions 77 m by 15 m by 4 m. Her complement was 19 and speed 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph).[1]

Her duties included the laying and maintenance of underwater targets, navigation marks and moorings.[1]

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  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.