The Royal Navy's only coastal survey ship, HMS ROEBUCK, has been on the Clyde for a little while, and today was exercising at the mouth of Loch Long with one of the 'Sandown' class minehunters, HMS BANGOR. ROEBUCK was commissioned in 1986 and was built at the Brooke Marine shipyard at Lowestoft. She is 64 metres in length, and was recently the subject of a life extension refit programme. As well as acting in a hydrographic capacity, ROEBUCK also performs duty as a support ship for mine countermeasures vessels. Further information about the ship can be found here.