Rolls-Royce unveils military design based on UT-Design seriesNews // February 8, 2006
Rolls-Royce's UT527 is derived from years of offshore design experience.
Roll-Royce Marine unveiled the latest design in its family of coastal protection vessels derived from the well knwon series of UT-Design offshore vessels at the Pacific
2006 exhibition in Sydney, Australia.
The latest design, the UT527, delivers fire fighting, emergency towage and pollution control capability and can hold up to 320 survivors of a marine disaster. A medium sized helicopter and two smaller daughter craft are also available for specific missions.
The UT527 can remain at sea for up to three years without return if required, hanging crew and being replenished at sea.
The 92m long ship, powered by RR Bergen diesel engines, world be capable of more than 20 knots and have an unrefuelled range of 20,000 nautical miles at 16 knots.
Rolls-Royce says it has identified three naval/military markets for its ships designs: coastal protection vessels, underway replenishment ships and fast logistics vessels.