Royal Navy survey ship departs

HMS Enterprise has sailed from Falmouth in Cornwall to the Middle East for nine months on operations.

The survey ship will be protecting the nation’s interests and contributing to the safety of military and civilian shipping while deployed.

While the ship’s primary tasking is military data-gathering she will also act as a deterrent to illegal activity by increasing security and preventing conflict.

The ship sailed from Falmouth with a brand new survey motor boat called ‘Spitfire’. This nine-metre boat effectively doubles the mother ship’s ability to collect data.

The ship has been in Falmouth for the past month while work has been conducted on the davit used to lift the new motor boat in and out of the water.

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Article and image courtesy of the Ministry of Defence.

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