RRS James Cook

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RRS James Cook in dock at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Name: RRS James Cook
Owner: NERC Research Ship Unit
Builder: Flekkefjord Slipp & Maskinbabrikk AS, Norway. Hull built in Gdansk, Poland
Cost: £36 million
Laid down: January 2005
Christened: February 2007 by HRH Princess Royal
Maiden voyage: 5 March 2007
Status: in service
Notes: [1][2][3]
General characteristics
Class and type:

Lloyds +100A1, Ice 1C, FS, +LMC, UMS

DP(AM) Research Vessel
Displacement: ~5800 tonnes
Length: 89.5 m
Beam: 18.6 m
Draught: 5.5 – 5.7 m
Installed power:

Wartsila 9L20 - 4x 1770 Kw

Teco Westinghouse 2x 2500 Kw

Bow Thruster: 1200 Kw Super Silent
Azimuth Thruster: 1350 Kw
Stern Thruster 1: 600 Kw Standard

Stern Thruster 2: 800 Kw Super Silent
Speed: 16 knots
Crew: 9 Officers; 13 Crew & Technicians; 32 Scientists

Endurance 50 days


The RRS James Cook is a British Royal Research Ship operated by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). She was built in 2006 to replace the ageing RRS Charles Darwin with funds from Britain's NERC and the DTI's Large Scientific Facilities Fund. She was named after Captain James Cook, the British explorer, navigator and cartographer at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton by HRH The Princess Royal. .[5]

Her maiden scientific voyage, on 5 March 2007, was to study a hole in the Earth's crust revealing the mantle below.[6] The RSS James Cook was involved in the discovery of what is believed to be the world's deepest undersea volcanic vents, while in the Caribbean. [7][8]


External links

ja:ジェームズ・クック (海洋調査船)