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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

Ivan Gogin, 2016