SSV FOR EXTENDED INSHORE AND COASTAL OPERATIONS
Design - Bury Design
Vessel type - Aluminium hull, deck and superstructure, wave piercing catamaran
Characteristics - High efficiency and speed, large deck and accommodation volumes
Size- 42m (138′) LOA x 12.75m (41.8′) LOA
Submarines- 2 x Triton 3300/3′s or 2 x Triton 3300/2′s
Specialized handling equipment - Hydraulic vertical lift platform, hydraulic deck crane
Accommodation - 10 crew in 6 cabins, captains cabin, 2 x VIP cabins, mission configurable main deck
Fuel oil - TBD
Power - TBD
Range/Speed - TBD
Purpose designed to support a Triton Submarine built to accommodate 3 occupants in wheelchairs and a pilot, this vessel is a versatile platform for coastal trips. The wave-piercing hull will give a smooth ride whilst providing generous room for 3 cabins and machinery area each side.
On the main deck slide in module are accommodated under the roof above. This allows the vessel to be tailored for individual mission ranging from special needs accommodation to laboratories or film editing suites. The large flat area gives a high degree of accessibility and flexibility. Forward of this are dedicated cabin and dining areas with the vessel bridge and submarine operations centre on the top level.
The submarine is launched and retrieved via a hydraulically actuated lifting platform located centrally aft. This platform can also be used for tender or diver launch and recovery operations.
Main machinery is located in the aft section of the outer hulls. Propulsion is diesel electric with 2 generators and a single drive motor in each hull. Tankage is extensive and located under the accommodation in the outer hulls. Ballast tanks are incorporated to facilitate trim changes if the submarine is not stowed on the vessel for extended periods.