The Royal Navy’s fifth largest warship, HMS Scott H131, has returned to sea after completing an extensive refit at HMNB Devonport, Plymouth. The oceanographic survey ship entered port for her refit, the most extensive refit in the vessel’s 17-year life, back in November after completing a deployment in the North Atlantic.
The ship generally spends over 300 days a year at sea and during the course of her lifetime she’s travelled more than 750,000 nautical miles. Scott has been able to achieve these impressive figures by actually having more than one crew. One crew (comprising of two sections) takes the vessel out to sea while a third section rests and conducts training on shore duty before swapping over with one of the operational sections when the ship puts in to port.