SD Victoria

SD Victoria is a worldwide support ship operated by Serco Marine Services in support of the United Kingdom's Naval Service, and currently the second largest ship operated by Serco Marine Services, after SD Northern River.[1]

Offshore Supply Ship SD Victoria, at Falmouth (17148747832).jpg
Offshore Supply Ship SD Victoria, at Falmouth
History
Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svgUnited Kingdom
NameSD Victoria
NamesakeQueen Victoria
Launched2010
In service25 May 2010
Identification
StatusActive
General characteristics
Class and typeWorldwide support ship
Tonnage3,522 GT[1]
Length83 m (272 ft 4 in)[1]
Beam16 m (52 ft 6 in)[1]
Draught4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)[1]
PropulsionTwo Caterpillar 3516B diesels driving two shafts with controllable pitch propellers
Speed14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)[1]
Complement16 crew (accommodation for up to 72)[1]
Aviation facilitiesHelicopter winching deck
Notes
  • Flat work deck
  • Cranes

Her duties involve supporting training operations and transporting military personnel and equipment around the world. SD Victoria has also been photographed[2] carrying Specialist Craft operated by the Special Boat Service.[1]

On board, SD Victoria is equipped with several operations and briefing rooms.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Bush, Steve (2014). British Warships and Auxiliaries. Maritime Books. p. 75. ISBN 978-1904459552.
  2. ^ "SD VICTORIA (MMSI: 235068802) Ship Photos | AIS Marine Traffic".

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