First Type 31, HMS Venturer, taking shape

by | 4th October 2023 | Naval & Patrol, Warship Technology - News

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Source: Royal Navy

The hull of the UK Royal Navy’s first Type 31 frigates, HMS Venturer, is taking shape at Babcock.

After less than 18 months since the vessel’s keel was laid, Venturer is beginning to resemble a warship as the giant units and blocks which make up the vessel are slotted into place by Babcock at their Rosyth site.

Taking shape beside Venturer is the second Type 31 HMS Active, with several lower hull sections of the ship already constructed in situ in the assembly hall, the Venturer Building. The keel of Active was due to be laid in September 2023.

When complete the duo – the first two of five in their class – will be longer (by about 5m) than the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates, but with around half the crew.

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