RRS SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH UPDATE PAGE

 Updated 20th November 2020

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The RRS Sir David Attenborough completed sea trials in November 2020.  The purpose of the trials is to test that the basic functions of the ship work as they are supposed to.  This includes such things as testing the propulsion and navigation systems,  the life saving equipment and that such things as the Galley and the Laundries work as they should.

I will be joining the ship for the first time at the end of November,  moving on board and settling into my cabin for the first time.  During the first weeks on board everyone is going to have to learn the ship,  which involves simple tasks like just finding ones way around the ship,  to more important matters such as fire fighting drills.

Below are a selection of pictures taken over the past two years whilst working in the yard on the build of the ship.

Bridge

Bridge

Bridge

Bridge Kitchen

Bridge completed

GMDSS Radio Console

Transduce location on hull

Transducers fitted on hull

Wiring

Wiring for the Chief Eng Cabin!

More wiring!

Waiting to be fitted

Wiring

Rolls Royce Engine Cover

Wiring

Preparing the deck

Painting has started

Painting continues

Aft deck

Artwork

Conference Room deck

Ship's Office

Helicopter Briefing Room

Shaft Tunnel

You are HERE

Galley

Galley

Galley Deck laid

Fitting out cabins

Bathroom Module

Laundry

Laundry completed

Alongside

Lounge

Lounge

Prop and Rudder

Departing Birkenhead

Arriving Liverpool

Mast still to be fitted

Forecastle Stores

Forecastle Stores

 

 

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