RRS James Clark Ross

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RRS James Clark Ross at Rothera wharf
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Namesake: James Clark Ross
Operator: British Antarctic Survey
Builder: Swan Hunter, Wallsend on the River Tyne
Launched: 1st December 1990 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Homeport: Stanley, Falkland Islands
Fate: in service
Notes: [1][2][3]
General characteristics
Class and type:

Royal Research Ship

Lloyds 100 A1 Ice Class 1A Super (Research/Survey/Cargo)
Displacement: 5,732 tonnes (Gross)
7,767 tonnes (loaded)
Length: 99.04 m
Beam: 18.85 m
Draught: 6.30 m
Propulsion: Diesel Electric, single fixed propeller, 8,500SHP (shaft horse power) Bow thruster, controllable 360°, 10 tonnes thrust Stern thruster, controllable 360°, 4 tonnes thrust
Speed: 12 knots
Endurance: 57 days
Capacity: 1500 cubic metres of general cargo
250 tonnes of bulk aviation fuel
300 tonnes of diesel fuel.
Complement: 11 Officers and 15 Crew and up to 50 Scientific Personnel

RRS James Clark Ross is a supply and research ship operated by the British Antarctic Survey.


RRS James Clark Ross is named after the English explorer James Clark Ross.[4] She replaced the RRS John Biscoe in 1991.

See also


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