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pt109

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Can anyone identify this ship
« on: August 31, 2008, 09:30:49 pm »

Whilst surfing the net looking for aerial shots to help with layout ideas for a scratchbuilt military type ship, I came across this ship moored in Portsmouth, can anyone identify it for me please
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Re: Can anyone identify this ship
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008, 09:38:02 pm »

Looks like the Triton, an experimental design to evaluate the trimaran hull form. See: http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/trimaran/
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warspite

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Re: Can anyone identify this ship
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008, 09:53:12 pm »

didn't it get sold to one of the down under countries?  :-\
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Re: Can anyone identify this ship
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 09:56:14 pm »

Thanks for that,
Everything else moored in Portsmouth looked normal, and then I came across this ship.
I thought it looked weird from the air - the side on shot on the website is even stranger
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Re: Can anyone identify this ship
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2008, 10:25:48 pm »

The RV Triton, as she's known, was a RN Ship, although never commissioned. Just used to prove the viability of a large tri-hulled combat vessel. I believe the tests went favorably.

She was sold about 3 years ago to Gardline Marine Sciences  where she was converted to a research vessel, but since January 2007 she has been contracted to the Australian Customs services for patrol services.

Theres some more info here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RV_Triton

Alex

P.S Yes she's already on the "to do" list ;)
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Re: Can anyone identify this ship
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2008, 11:03:15 pm »

If it was sold 3 years ago, it just goes to show that the images on Flash earth are years old
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