SD Northern River

SD Northern River is a large multi-purpose auxiliary ship operated by Serco Marine Services in support of the United Kingdom's Naval Service and is currently the largest ship operated by Serco Marine Services, both in terms of dimensions and gross tonnage.[1]

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SD Northern River passing Clydebank en route to Glasgow, 2012
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NameSD Northern River
In service2012
General characteristics
Tonnage3,605 GT[1]
Length92.8 m (304 ft 6 in)[1]
Beam18.8 m (61 ft 8 in)[1]
Draught4.9 m (16 ft 1 in)[1]
Speed14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)[1]
Complement14 crew, can embark military personnel for training or emergency[1]
  • Large flat work deck
  • Cranes

Her duties involve target towing during naval training exercises, noise ranging and data gathering, as well as serving as a submarine escort. SD Northern River can embark the NATO Submarine Rescue System.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Bush, Steve (2014). British Warships and Auxiliaries. Maritime Books. p. 86. ISBN 978-1904459552.

External linksEdit

  Media related to IMO 9179323 at Wikimedia Commons