USS Pigeon, submarine rescue ship
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Chiyoda (left) and Chihaya (right)
Italian ship Anteo, submarine rescue ship
HSwMS Belos (A214) of the Swedish Navy
Guillobel of the Brazilian Navy

A submarine rescue ship is a surface support ship for submarine rescue and deep-sea salvage operations. Methods employed include the McCann Rescue Chamber, deep-submergence rescue vehicles (DSRV's) and diving operations.

List of active submarine rescue ships

Royal Australian Navy (DMS Maritime)

Brazilian Navy

Chinese Navy

Italian Navy

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

Royal Malaysian Navy

Republic of Singapore Navy

South Korean Navy

Spanish Navy

Royal Swedish Navy

Turkish Navy

Vietnam People's Navy

List of decommissioned submarine rescue ships

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

Spanish Navy

United States Navy

See also


  1. ^ Burton, Guy (16 July 2015). "Submarine search and rescue capability boosted". Navy Daily. Royal Australian Navy. Archived from the original on 31 July 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Anteo - Marina Militare".
  3. ^ "File:US Navy 050628-N-1464F-001 The Italian submarine rescue vehicle SRV-300 is launched from the Italian salvage ship Anteo.jpg". 28 June 2005.
  4. ^ "Vietnam launches new submarine rescue vessel". 6 December 2019. Retrieved 2020-09-02.
  5. ^ Dominguez, Gabrel (June 7, 2018). "Vietnam begins work on first submarine rescue vessel". Jane's Information Group. Vietnam's state-owned Z189 shipyard has begun assembly work on the first submarine rescue vessel for the People's Army of Vietnam Navy (PAVN). A keel-laying ceremony for the ship, known as MSSARS 9316 (multipurpose submarine search-and-rescue ship 9316), was held on 24 May at Z189's facilities in the northern coastal city of Haiphong, said the shipyard in a statement.
  6. ^ "Việt Nam starts building its first submarine rescue ship". Việt Nam News. May 2018. A model image of the MSSARS 9316, Việt Nam's first submarine search and rescue ship, which begins construction on Thursday in Hải Phòng.