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M08 HMS Venturer at Hotwells, Bristol

M08 HMS Venturer at Hotwells, Bristol

HMS Venturer a converted minesweeper launched in 1972 as the commercial trawler Suffolk Harvester. She was converted and commissioned into the Severn RNR in 1978 and was returned to her original owner in 1983. She was converted into an oil rig safety/standby vessel. Venturer and her sister St David were bought and converted to trial the Extra Deep Armed Team Sweep (EDATS) intended to sweep deep laid anti submarine mines. The 12 ship River class was developed as a result.

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Greetings,

I believe this to be HMS Venturer a converted minesweeper launched in 1972 as the commercial trawler Suffolk Harvester. She was converted and commissioned into the Severn RNR in 1978 and was returned to her original owner in 1983. She was converted into an oil rig safety/standby vessel. Have a look HERE and HERE for a picture of her as Suffolk Harvester.
 

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Thank you Pat, I have amended the caption accordingly.
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There really don't seem to be many pictures of Venturer or St David, thanks for posting this one!
 

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Venturer and her sister St David were bought and converted to trial the Extra Deep Armed Team Sweep (EDATS) intended to sweep deep laid anti submarine mines. The 12 ship River class was developed as a result.
 

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Currently known as VOS HARVESTER & her sister is called VOS MONARCH
 

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