USS Pigeon, submarine rescue ship
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Chiyoda (left) and Chihaya (right)
Anteo (A 5309), submarine rescue ship
HSwMS Belos (A214) of the Swedish Navy

A submarine rescue ship serves as a surface support ship for submarine rescue and deep-sea salvage operations. Methods employed are the McCann Rescue Chamber, Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicles (DSRV's) and deep sea diving operations.

Active submarine rescue ships

Brazilian Navy

  • Felinto Perry (K11)

Chinese Navy

Italian Navy

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

  • Chihaya (ASR-401)
  • Fushimi (ASR-402)
  • Chihaya (ASR-403)
  • Chiyoda (AS-405)

Royal Malaysian Navy

Singapore Navy

South Korean Navy

Royal Swedish Navy

Turkish Navy

United States Navy

Former submarine rescue ships

United States Navy

Under construction

See also


  1. ^ "Anteo - Marina Militare".
  2. ^ "File:US Navy 050628-N-1464F-001 The Italian submarine rescue vehicle SRV-300 is launched from the Italian salvage ship Anteo.jpg".
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "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.