ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
SALMASTER
Construction
STEEL
Type
MOORING & SALVAGE VESSEL
Date
1985
Description
Yard Number: 994
Official Number: 904335

Construction: Welded

Renamed: OCEAN ENDEAVOUR (2002)

SALMASTER was one of three salvage vessels built for the Admiralty by Hall Russells. The other two were SALMOOR and SALMAID, which have also been sold to private companies. They were fitted with a heavy lift jib on the fore deck with a post on the starboard and portside of the wheelhouse front, which were fitted with heavy lift sheaves to take the wires from the jib. On the bow there was a horn port and starboard that protrude over the bow to lift buoys or heavy anchors. At the bow, port and starboard, a section of oak timber was fitted to protect the hull when the crane was lifting heavy loads. As they were fitted at the bow each one had to be shaped to match the contour shape of the hull, and were set at an angle from the deck to the waterline.
The ship was sold in 2001 to Gardline Surveys, Lowestoft, UK.
It had 2 oil engines with clutch flex coupling and DR gear CP props, total power 2,984KW (4056HP) Ruston 2 x Vee 4 stroke 8cy, 254x305 each Ruston Diesels. 1 bow thruster fuel 242.0 (D.O.), 2 decks.

Survey vessel, owned by Gardline Marine Sciences, as of 2002.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Shipowner
Ministry of Defence, Royal Navy
Dimensions
length (overall) 72.55 x breadth 14.89 x depth 4.470
gross tonnage 1967 tons

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