Kiel Marinearsenal 2008/04/10

The NATO Research Vessel ALLIANCE is one of the most capable undersea research platforms at sea today and possibly the most quietest motor vessel afloat. She is unique in being one of only two ships owned jointly by member nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. NRV ALLIANCE has the status of a public vessel of the Federal Republic of Germany and flies the German republic flag. The vessel is assigned to the NATO Undersea Research Centre under the Allied Command Transformation, located at La Spezia, Italy.

Length overall: 93m Beam: 15.20m Draft: 5.5m maximum

Full load displacement: 2920 t

Gross tonnage: 3,180 t Net tonnage: 960 t

2970 kW Sustained sea speed: 16.3 kn

Maximum complement of 50, comprising 10 officers, 17 crew and 20 scientific staff.