HMS Gleaner (H86)
HMS Gleaner in the Solent
|Builder:||VT Halmatic, Porchester|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. M. Read|
|Commissioned:||5 December 1983|
|Homeport:||HMNB Devonport, Plymouth|
Fruges consumere nati|
Latin: "Born to reap its reward"
|Status:||in active service, as of 2022[update]|
|Propulsion:||2 × Volvo Penta TAMD 122 P-A diesel engines|
HMSML Gleaner (H86) is the smallest commissioned vessel in the Royal Navy with a ship's company of 8 (2 officers and 6 ratings). She is based in Devonport, Plymouth. The ship prefix HMSML stands for Her Majesty's Survey Motor Launch.
She is the sixth ship to bear the name Gleaner and was commissioned on 5 December 1983. Designed to conduct inshore surveys along the south coast of England she has since surveyed all around the coastline of Great Britain and visited various ports in Europe, also being the only Royal Navy ship to have visited Switzerland.
Gleaner is an advanced survey vessel, which uses multibeam and sidescan sonar to collect bathymetry and seabed texture data and compile an accurate and detailed picture of the seabed for later analysis.
Gleaner will be one of the Star attractions at the 2010 Portsmouth Navy Days.
- Survey equipment
- TSS POSMv positioning system
- C-NAV GPS
- Kongsberg EM3002 Multibeam Echo Sounder
- Kongsberg EA400 Singlebeam Echo Sounder