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ENDURANCE Antarctic patrol ship (1956/1968)

Endurance 1980

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Endurance (ex-Anita Dan) A171 1080 Krogerwerft, Rendsburg, West Germany   25/5/1956 12/1956 // 1968 deleted 1991

 

Displacement standard, t

2641brt

Displacement full, t

3600

Length, m

93.0 oa

Breadth, m

14.0

Draught, m

7.90

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 Burmeister & Wain 550VTBF diesel

Power, h. p.

3220

Max speed, kts

14.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

12000(14)

Armament

2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 7, 2 helicopters (Wasp)

Sensors

2x type 1006 radars

Complement

142

Ship project history: Purchased from J. Lauritzen Lines, Copenhagen. Strengthened for operation in ice. Converted by Harland & Wolff, Belfast in 1967-1968 to an ice patrol ship for southern waters.

Modernizations: 1986: - 2 Wasp helicopters; + 2 Lynx helicopters

Naval service: In 1989 Endurance struck an iceberg, she was repaired but decommissioned and sold two years later.

Endurance 1979

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ivan Gogin, 2016