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Building the new R/V Skagerak

On this page you can read more about the building process for the new Skagerak. It will replace the 45 year old research vessel Skagerak. The new vessel will be 49 metres long, 11 metres wide and will have a displacement* of about 1000 tonnes. The ship gets a crew of 5 persons and can accommodate 16 scientists and students. The new vessel will take over the name of the old ship.
* Displacement = mass (weight) of the water volume that a ship displaces when it is floating. It is the same as the actual mass (weight) of the ship.

Illustration of the new R/V Skagerak. Click on the picture for larger image.

The vessel is being built at Nauta Shiprepair Yard S.A. in Gdynia, Poland. It can be localized with MarineTraffic.

Pictures below are from Nauta Shiprepair.

For more sketches of the vessel, se the column on the right

In September 2014 the first pieces of steel for the hull of the vessel was cut at the shipyard in Gdynia. In connection to this, the second down payment was made from the University of Gothenburg to the shipyard.

To start building is an important step in the process. It is at this point, when all the drawings are done, that you can start cutting the steel. Project leader for building the new R/V Skagerak Anders Backman presses the button to start the steel cutting.

New R/V Skagerak

Page Manager: Martin Larsvik|Last update: 11/8/2018

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