HMS Herald H138 - IMO 7330349
|Photographer:||Allan RO [View profile]||Title:||HMS Herald H138||Added:||Mar 10, 2008|
||Research and Survey Vessels|
|improved 'Hecla' class ocean research ship
built : Henry Robb, Leith
KL - 09:11:1972, L - 04:10:1973, comm : 22:11:1974
refitted 1988 : with extended helideck to accomodate Lynx helis.
decommissioned : 31:05:2001
01 > sold to Irish Navy renamed Somerville
although reported as paying off Devonport 12:04:2001, the photo clearly shows her flying her paying off pennant as she entered Portsmouth a week later.
photo : Portsmouth, 19:04;2001
photo : © Dr. Allan Ryszka-Onions 2001/2008
|Vessel type:||Research/survey Vessel|
|Gross tonnage:||2,576 tons|
|Summer DWT:||800 tons|
© Robert J Smith
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This ship was not sold to the Irish Navy. However it was, when owned by a private Company GSI, involved in a Seabed Survey of the Irish coast, using the name "Somerville". |
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