The research vessel Marion Dufresne called at Durban in 1996. Length 120.50 m, breadth 20.60 m, depth 12.80 m, draft 7 m, displacement 10380 t, deadweight 4900 t.
3 diesel generator sets, 8250 kW electrical production capability, 2 synchronous electrical motors for vessel propulsion (3000 kW each),
R.R.S. Challenger in Oban Bay approx '85 to pay off a bunch of Scientific staff.
Long since left service with the research council NERC but now gone for scrapping to Fornaes Aps in Grenaa, Denmark - the yard that is scrapping all the big Scottish fishing boats. See 3/4 down the news page from link