CONCEPT DESIGN: SSV FOR INSHORE AND LIMITED OFFSHORE OPERATIONS
Design - Bury Design
Vessel Type - Wave piercing catamaran, advanced composite construction
Characteristics – Excellent seakeeping and comfort at all speeds, high efficiency and speed, easy LARC, tailorable accommodation volumes
Size - 24.6m (80′) LOA (outer hulls) x 19.8m (65′) (centre) x Bm (26.2′) beam
Submarines - 1 x Triton 36000/3 or 1 x Triton 3300/3 (shown) or 1 x Triton 3300/2
Specialized handling equipment - ‘Bomb-bay’ style launch doors, electric vertical lift system
Accommodation - Day 10-16, overnight 2-6
Fuel oil and tankage - 2 x 750 litres diesel, 2 x 500 litres water, 4 x 2000 litre ballast water tanks
Power - Diesel-electric drive system featuring 2 x 6 Cyl. 250hp Steyr diesels with integrated 30kw electric drives
Range/Speed - Target 22 knots, maximum 26
Based on the proven efficiency of ultra narrow hulls, this vessel is a quick, efficient and comfortable submarine operations platform. Utilizing a modular configuration, this vessel can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of the client whilst still retaining the same outer hull forms, primary propulsion system and structural design.
Primarily targeted at facilitating inshore or near shore submarine operations, this vessel will provide a level of speed and comfort impossible with a conventional monohull design. The low volume hulls coupled with the wave piercing centre module provide both a safe and comfortable ride at speed in all but the worst sea states.
The lower hulls accommodate all the machinery, isolating the accommodation area from any noise and vibration. All tankage is also located in these hulls allowing generous volumes if required. Another unique feature of this vessel is the extensive ballast tanks situated in the outer hulls which, when flooded, allow the vessel to sink down to the center hull. This provides an extremely stable platform as well as offering various options for submarine launch and recovery.