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Encyclopedia > HMS Scott
Image:HMS Scott.jpg
Career RN Ensign
Ordered: 20 January 1995
Laid down:
Launched: October 13, 1996
Commissioned: June 30, 1997
Fate: Active in service as of 2005.
General Characteristics
Displacement: 13,500 tons full load
Length: 131.1 m
Beam: 21.5 m
Draught: 8.3 m
Propulsion: 2 Krupp MaK 9M32 9-Cylinder Diesel engines, single shaft with controllable pitch propeller and retractable bow truster
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h)
Complement: 63

HMS Scott (H131) is an ocean-going survey vessel of the Royal Navy. Not only is she the largest vessel in the Fleet's Hydrographic Squadron, and the seventh largest in the entire fleet, but she is also the largest survey vessel in Western Europe. She was ordered in 1995 to replace the ageing HMS Hecla; she was built at the Appledore Shipyard in North Devon and commissioned on 20th June 1997. Although Scott is now the Royal Navy's sole ocean going survey vessel, she is capable of maintaining up 300 days a year at sea, thanks to her novel crew rotation system - her complement of 63 is divided into three sections, two of which are required to keep the ship operational, with the third on shore on either leave or in training. When the ship returns to port, one crew section on board is replaced by the section on shore. The ship can then deploy again almost immediately. As with all of the Royal Navy's large survey vessels, Scott has an auxiliary role in support of minesweepers and minehunters. HMS Scott File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The White Ensign of the Royal Navy. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining, as the last day in June. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... HMS Hecla was the lead ship of the Hecla class, an ocean going survey ship type in the Royal Navy. ... Devon is a county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... The computer game Minesweeper. ...

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Robert Falcon Scott Summary (4896 words)
Scott could not have avoided it, a large part of the interest and funding for the expedition was based on 'priority', and Scott could not have been unaffected personally by a desire to be 'first'.
Scott's widow, Kathleen, was granted the rank (but not the style) of a widow of a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath, but (despite popular belief) this did not amount to Scott being posthumously knighted, there being no such provision in the English law.
Scott had explored the interior of Antarctica previously and had already determined in his mind that the Beardmore Glacier was the route to the central plateau and the South Pole.
Robert Falcon Scott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2497 words)
The example of Scott, Oates and the others facing death with a stiff upper lip after their superhuman efforts were overwhelmed by the forces of nature, was uncritically celebrated in books and films; and a statue of Scott by his wife, Kathleen, a sculptor, was erected in London, at Waterloo Place.
Scott's brother-in-law, the Reverend Lloyd Harvey Bruce, was the rector of the tiny Warwickshire village of Binton, and he commissioned a large stained glass memorial window, showing scenes from Scott's expedition, which still exists today.
Scott's insistence on first using Siberian ponies and then man-hauling his goods to the Pole, instead of making full use of sled dogs is the single most obvious difference between the two expeditions.
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