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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

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JURA fishery protection vessels (1973-1975/1975)

similar Anglesey 2000

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Jura P296 960 Hall Russell, Aberdeen     1973 // 1975 returned 1/1977
Westra   962 Hall Russell, Aberdeen   6/8/1974 1975 // 1975 sold 2006

 

Displacement standard, t

778

Displacement full, t

1285

Length, m

59.4

Breadth, m

11.0

Draught, m

4.26

No of shafts

1

Machinery

2 British Polar SP11 2VS-F diesels

Power, h. p.

4200

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 200

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

P296: 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3

Westra: none

Sensors

radar

Complement

43

Ship project history: Under considerable political pressure to provide defence for offshore resources in the new 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the Royal Navy initiated studies of sea-keeping characteristics. These established criteria of length, beam, freeboard and subdivision, and thereafter commercial designs were might which approximated to the parameters. The best answer appeared to be a pair of trawler-type fishery protection vessels, Jura and Westra, operated by the Scottish Department of Fisheries. Jura (P 296) was chartered in 1975 and armed with a 40mm gun. She proved successful and the design of the 'Island' class was adapted from it.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: When HMS Jersey became operational in January 1977, Jura was returned to her owners.

Jura 1978

Ivan Gogin, 2016