10:21am Wednesday 8th August 2012
By David Barnicoat
The hydrographic vessel HMS Enterprise arrives at the docks tomorrow (Thursday) for repairs.
After a demanding bout of training at the hands of the Flag Officer Sea Training she took up her role of updating the charts in the South West approaches to the UK beyond the Isles of Scilly. The need to break from task to handle crew watch rotation and re-store the ship gave Enterprise the chance to “fly the flag” and chalk up another first with a visit to Liverpool last week.
HMS Enterprise was built at Appledore in Devon, and launched on May 2, 2002. She and her sister HMS Echo were designed to carry out a wide range of survey work, including support to submarine and amphibious operations, through the collection of oceanographic and bathymetric (analysis of the ocean, its salinity and sound profile) data.
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