TS Royalist (2014)

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History
United Kingdom
Name: Royalist
Owner: The Marine Society and Sea Cadets
Ordered: 2014
Builder: Astilleros Gondán S.A.
Cost: £4,800,000
Launched: 19 December 2014
Commissioned: 2015
In service: 2015
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics
Length: 31.98 metres (104 ft 11 in) overall
Beam: 7.36 metres (24 ft 2 in)
Draught: 3.18 metres (10 ft 5 in)
Sail plan: Brig, 536 square metres (641 sq yd) sail area
Complement: 8 crew, plus up to 26 trainees
Notes: Replacement for TS Royalist (1971)

The TS Royalist is a sail training ship launched in 2014 as a replacement for a previous ship of the same name. She is due to enter service with The Marine Society and Sea Cadets in 2015.

Construction[edit]

Royalist is 34 metres (111 ft 7 in) long,[1] with a beam of 7.36 metres (24 ft 2 in).[2] Her draught is 3.25 metres (10 ft 8 in).[3] The ship's hull is of high tensile steel, with her superstructure of glass reinforced plastic. She will be rigged as a brig,[4] with a sail area of 536 square metres (641 sq yd). She has a crew of eight, plus up to 24 Cadets and 2 adult trainees. Twelve passengers can also be carried.[1]

History[edit]

Royalist was built by Astilleros Gondán S.A., Spain. She was launched on 19 December 2014.[2] She cost £4,800,000. Replacing the previous TS Royalist, she is designed to be easier to sail than her predecessor, and also faster. Royalist entered service in 2015.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sea Cadets award Spanish shipyard £4.8 million contract". BBC News Online. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "TS Royalist launching". Astilleros Gondán. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "New Ship Appeal". Sea Cadets. Archived from the original on 17 February 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Durham, Nick (9 August 2013). "New Royalist to be built". Yachting Monthly. Time Inc. (UK) Sport and Leisure Network. Retrieved 6 January 2015.