HMS Scott sails one million miles 02122022 CREDIT HMS Scott RN Twitter
HMS Scott is deployed in the North Atlantic contributing to the UK Defence effort by surveying the world's oceans, so that other vessels can navigate safely at sea (Picture: HMS Scott Twitter).
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'On to the next million!': HMS Scott celebrates sailing one million miles

HMS Scott sails one million miles 02122022 CREDIT HMS Scott RN Twitter
HMS Scott is deployed in the North Atlantic contributing to the UK Defence effort by surveying the world's oceans, so that other vessels can navigate safely at sea (Picture: HMS Scott Twitter).

The Royal Navy's only deepwater survey ship has reached a significant milestone.

HMS Scott has now sailed one million miles.

The ocean survey vessel posted its delight on Twitter: "The HMS Scott 'odometer' has just ticked over a significant milestone. Since commissioning in 1997, the ship has now sailed ONE MILLION miles!"

"That's an equivalent distance to 46 times round the earth or twice to the moon and back!", HMS Scott highlighted in their post.

And the deepwater survey ship does not seem to be slowing down, signing off the post with: "On to the next million! #GreatScott."

HMS Scott is deployed in the North Atlantic, contributing to the UK defence effort by surveying the world's oceans, so that other vessels can navigate safely at sea.

In October, HMS Scott was in Gibraltar and posted a video showing the ship arriving at The Rock and said it was "good to be back".

The ocean survey vessel is the only ship of her class and can remain at sea for 300 days thanks to her crew rotation system.

In August, the ship was deployed to the mid-Atlantic to collect data assisting both the Royal Navy and Nato.