SD Northern River

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SD Northern River passing Clydebank en route to Glasgow, 2012
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Name: SD Northern River
Launched: 1998
In service: 2012
Status: Active
General characteristics
Tonnage: 3,605 GT[1]
Length: 92.8 m (304 ft 6 in)[1]
Beam: 18.8 m (61 ft 8 in)[1]
Draught: 4.9 m (16 ft 1 in)[1]
Speed: 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)[1]
Complement: 14 crew, can embark military personnel for training or emergency[1]
  • Large flat work deck
  • Cranes

SD Northern River is a large multi-purpose auxiliary ship operated by Serco Marine Services in support of the United Kingdom's Naval Service and is currently the largest ship operated by Serco Marine Services, both in terms of dimensions and gross tonnage.[1]

Her duties involve target towing during naval training exercises, noise ranging and data gathering, as well as serving as a submarine escort. SD Northern River can embark the NATO Submarine Rescue System.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Bush, Steve (2014). British Warships and Auxiliaries. Maritime Books. p. 86. ISBN 1904459552.