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HMS ECHO H87
Operator: Royal Navy
Ordered: 19 June 2000
Builder: Appledore Shipbuilders, Bideford
Launched: 4 March 2002
Sponsored by: Lady Haddacks
Commissioned: 7 March 2003
Homeport: HMNB Devonport, Plymouth
Identification: Pennant number: H87
International callsign: GAAC
IMO number: 9234018
MMSI number: 232640000
Motto: Marte et Art - Latin - By Valour and Skill
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Type: Hydrographic survey vessel
Displacement: 3,740 t (3,680 long tons; 4,120 short tons)
Length: 90.6 m (297 ft 3in)
Beam: 16.8 m (55 ft 1 in)
Draught: 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric
3 × diesel generators (4.8MW)
2 × 1.7MW (2,279hp) azimuth thrusters
1 × 0.4MW (536hp) bow thruster
Speed: 15knots (28km/h; 17mph)
Range: 9,300nmi (17,200km) at 12kn (22km/h; 14mph)
Endurance: 35 days
Boats & landing craft carried:
Survey motor boat
Complement: 72
Sensors and processing systems: Integrated survey system
Armament:
2 × Oerlikon 20mm cannons
3 × Miniguns
4 × General purpose machine guns
 

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an interesting photo, on closer examination she appears to be passing or running with a vessel on her starboard side?
 

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