Submarine rescue ship

A submarine rescue ship is a surface support ship for submarine rescue and deep-sea salvage operations. Methods employed include the McCann Rescue Chamber, deep-submergence rescue vehicles (DSRV's) and diving operations.

USS Pigeon, submarine rescue ship
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Chiyoda (left) and Chihaya (right)
Italian ship Anteo, submarine rescue ship
HSwMS Belos (A214) of the Swedish Navy

List of active submarine rescue shipsEdit

Royal Australian Navy (DMS Maritime)[1]Edit

Brazilian NavyEdit


Chinese NavyEdit

Italian NavyEdit

Japan Maritime Self-Defense ForceEdit

Royal Malaysian NavyEdit

Republic of Singapore NavyEdit

South Korean NavyEdit

Spanish NavyEdit

Royal Swedish NavyEdit

Turkish NavyEdit

Vietnam People's NavyEdit

List of decommissioned submarine rescue shipsEdit

Japan Maritime Self-Defense ForceEdit

Spanish NavyEdit

United States NavyEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Burton, Guy (16 July 2015). "Submarine search and rescue capability boosted". Navy Daily. Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Anteo - Marina Militare".
  3. ^ "File:US Navy 050628-N-1464F-001 The Italian submarine rescue vehicle SRV-300 is launched from the Italian salvage ship Anteo.jpg". 28 June 2005.
  4. ^ "Vietnam launches new submarine rescue vessel". 6 December 2019. Retrieved 2020-09-02.
  5. ^ Dominguez, Gabrel (June 7, 2018). "Vietnam begins work on first submarine rescue vessel". Jane's Information Group. Vietnam’s state-owned Z189 shipyard has begun assembly work on the first submarine rescue vessel for the People's Army of Vietnam Navy (PAVN). A keel-laying ceremony for the ship, known as MSSARS 9316 (multipurpose submarine search-and-rescue ship 9316), was held on 24 May at Z189’s facilities in the northern coastal city of Haiphong, said the shipyard in a statement.
  6. ^ "Việt Nam starts building its first submarine rescue ship". Việt Nam News. May 2018. A model image of the MSSARS 9316, Việt Nam’s first submarine search and rescue ship, which begins construction on Thursday in Hải Phòng.