7th April 2005, 11:25
Built at Appledore shipyards North Devon in 1984 at 1936tns she is shortly to be replaced by a new build currently under construction in Norway for delivery in 2006. Carries out worldwide research and survey for the UK public sector. Powered by Mirrlees Blackstone and a full crew compliment of 39 including scientists. Seen here on a visit to Avonmouth in 1998 photo courtesy of P.W.Hobday.