HMS Scott has started a revamp in Falmouth, say the Royal Navy.
According to a news release, the 13,500-tonne vessel is used to ‘hoover up information from the oceans to assist both Royal Navy operations and seafarers around the globe’.
“Scott was away for nine months, much of them spent in the South Atlantic, including a spell in the unforgiving waters between South America and Antarctica – Drake’s Passage – and a couple of months in the Falklands Islands.”
As a result the 130m/430ft hull needs some cleaning and maintenance, among other work required in the hands of Cornish shipyard A&P, before Scott returns to sea later this year to resume her survey work.
“Entering dry dock is complex for any ship and with this entry being in the middle of the night it was especially important that everyone was focused on the task and that we didn’t make any mistakes,” said Navigating Officer Lieutenant Charlotte Eddy.
The ship’s overhaul will be carried out by a mixture of ship’s company, a special team from the MOD’s DE&S support organisation and engineers and technicians from A&P Falmouth, say the Royal Navy.