Submarine rescue ship

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USS Pigeon, submarine rescue ship
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Chiyoda (left) and Chihaya (right)
Italian ship Anteo, submarine rescue ship
HSwMS Belos (A214) of the Swedish Navy

A submarine rescue ship is a surface support ship for submarine rescue and deep-sea salvage operations. Methods employed include the McCann Rescue Chamber, deep-submergence rescue vehicles (DSRV's) and diving operations.

List of active submarine rescue ships[edit]

Royal Australian Navy (DMS Maritime)[1][edit]

Brazilian Navy[edit]


Chinese Navy[edit]

Italian Navy[edit]

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force[edit]

Royal Malaysian Navy[edit]

Republic of Singapore Navy[edit]

South Korean Navy[edit]

Spanish Navy[edit]

Royal Swedish Navy[edit]

Turkish Navy[edit]

Vietnam People's Navy[edit]

List of decommissioned submarine rescue ships[edit]

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force[edit]

Spanish Navy[edit]

United States Navy[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Burton, Guy (16 July 2015). "Submarine search and rescue capability boosted". Navy Daily. Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Anteo - Marina Militare".
  3. ^ "File:US Navy 050628-N-1464F-001 The Italian submarine rescue vehicle SRV-300 is launched from the Italian salvage ship Anteo.jpg". 28 June 2005.
  4. ^ "Vietnam launches new submarine rescue vessel". 6 December 2019. Retrieved 2020-09-02.
  5. ^ Dominguez, Gabrel (June 7, 2018). "Vietnam begins work on first submarine rescue vessel". Jane's Information Group. Vietnam's state-owned Z189 shipyard has begun assembly work on the first submarine rescue vessel for the People's Army of Vietnam Navy (PAVN). A keel-laying ceremony for the ship, known as MSSARS 9316 (multipurpose submarine search-and-rescue ship 9316), was held on 24 May at Z189's facilities in the northern coastal city of Haiphong, said the shipyard in a statement.
  6. ^ "Việt Nam starts building its first submarine rescue ship". Việt Nam News. May 2018. A model image of the MSSARS 9316, Việt Nam's first submarine search and rescue ship, which begins construction on Thursday in Hải Phòng.