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HMC Nimrod
HMC Nimrod alongside at Underfall Yard, Bristol, UK
Career (Cayman Islands)
Name: Euan
Operator: BP
Ordered: 1 March 2004
  • Holyhead Marine, Holyhead
  • Delta ARRC Ltd, Stockport[1]
Laid down: 5 May 2005
Launched: 14 July 2005
Commissioned: 8 August 2006
In service: 2006
Out of service: 2016
  • IMO number: 9335587[2]
  • Call sign: 2JQP9[2]
  • Maritime Mobile Service Identity number: 235118129[2]
Status: Sold to UK Border Force[3]
Career (United Kingdom)
Operator: 2016–present: UK Border Force
Acquired: July 2016
Renamed: Nimrod[4]
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class & type: Coastal Patrol Vessel
Length: 17.75 m (58.2 ft)
Beam: 5.63 m (18.5 ft)[4]
Draught: 0.9 m (3.0 ft)
Installed power: 1,288 kW (1,727 hp)[4]
  • Two Caterpillar C18 main engines[1]
  • Two reduction gearboxes
  • Two waterjets
  • 34 kn (63 km/h)[1] in full planing mode
  • 24 kn (44 km/h)[1] up to 7m wave height
  • Range: 150 nmi (280 km)
    Armament: None

    HMC Nimrod is a Border Force coastal patrol vessel of the United Kingdom, formerly Euan, an Autonomous Rescue and Recovery Craft operated by BP.[5] She was originally built by Holyhead Marine, Holyhead and Delta Marine, Stockport and was operated by BP as a rescue boat aboard larger offshore support vessels. Euan was acquired by the UK Border Force in July 2016 and renamed HMC Nimrod.[4]


    Nimrod is one of eight coastal patrol vessels of the UK Border Force.[6] Built in 2006 Nimrod was originally named Euan and served as an Autonomous Rescue and Recovery Craft in the North Sea for offshore projects. Euan was operated as a daughter craft from a larger offshore support vessel and launched when needed via a davit. The design includes a deep-vee hull design constructed from fibre-reinforced plastic.[1] The design is also self-righting and can return to the upright position if capsized.[1]

    After service with BP from 2006 to 2016, Euan was sold to the UK Border Force[3] for use as a coastal patrol vessel. The vessel was renamed Nimrod and entered service in October 2016.


    Nimrod is fitted with twin Caterpillar C18 engines[1] driving twin water jets[1] through a pair of reduction gearboxes.[1] The total installed power of 1,288 kW (1,727 hp)[4] gives Nimrod a top speed of 34 knots (63 km/h)[4] in calm seas, or up to 24 knots (44 km/h) in seas with up to 7 metres significant wave height.[1]


    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Fryer, David; Gorrie, John; Graville, Paul (Winter 2007). "Pieces of a Jigsaw - The Development of BP’s New Platform Support and Rescue System for the North Sea". p. 54. Retrieved 2017-08-15. 
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"Vessel Details for NIMROD". MarineTraffic. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
    3. 3.0 3.1 Sheldrick, Giles (17 October 2016). "Patrol boat deployed in English Channel as Calais 'Jungle' prepares to be demolished". Retrieved 2017-08-15. 
    4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>"IHS Maritime Portal". Retrieved 2017-08-15.
    5. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>Commander Aviation Services (30 August 2011). "A Review of UK Search and Rescue Provision for Offshore Renewable Energy Projects" (PDF). The Crown Estate. p. 71. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
    6. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>Feheley, A (13 September 2017). "Freedom of Information Request 45061". Retrieved 17 October 2017.

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