ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
TORMENTOR
Construction
STEEL
Type
VESSEL, TORPEDO RECOVERY
Date
1980
Description
Yard Number: 981
Launched 06/11/1979

Press & Journal, 7th November 1979:
'Named by Mrs J. R. Hutton, wife of Commander Hutton, Royal Naval Officer (Clyde). Like her Aberdeen-built sister ship, the Tormentor is designed for recovery and storage of inert underwater weapons and for participating in torpedo target exercises. She will be capable of operating in conditions ranging from North Atlantic winter to tropical summer.'

Acquired 2003 by SERCO DENHOLM, as a salvage vessel under UK Government-owned contractor-operated arrangements. Gross tonnage 550 tons.

Listed in 'Ships of Royal Navy' 2006.

SD TORMENTOR: 1 February 2012
Location: Swansea, United Kingdom
Description: Ship arrived today from Greenock towed by "Kingston" with assistance from "Portgarth" for the last few miles into the Dock. Tormentor will be the first vessel to be broken up by Swansea Drydocks.
(Source: shipspotting.com)
Owner
Ministry of Defence, Royal Navy
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 154.5' x breadth 31.3'
gross tonnage 680 tons

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