ALN 139 ‘PTB Buccaneer - HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier’

ALN 139 ‘PTB Buccaneer - HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier’

Wave Transfer
Personnel Transfer Boat

LOA 13.1m   Beam 3.6m   Draft 0.6m
Service Speed 18kts
Main Machinery 2 x Cummins QSC8.3 600bhp diesel engines,
2 x Ultrajet UJ377

Date Delivered 31st January 2017

The 2nd of 4 boats for Aircraft Carrier Alliance was Phase 2 of the project to be delivered to the UK’s new aircraft carrier “HMS Queen Elizabeth”.  ALN139 has been optimised to offer high speed and manoeuvrability.  Davit-launched she was built specifically to fit into the pre-determined area in the hull and be deployed whenever the ship cannot enter port.  To enable the craft to fit into the docking point the navigation and radar masts are fitted with Linak actuators so that they can be lowered automatically from the command console.   She has a crew of 2 and can carry up to 36 passengers on seating that can be removed if the vessel needs to be re-tasked.  To improve crew welfare, the cabin area is heated and there is a set of heads forward.

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