Barrow's Superberth was created in 1997.
It is 100m wide and is able to accommodate build of a 290m long, 10m draught warship or MARS class vessel and two joint seabase logistics and fleet replenishment MARS ships of 30-35m beam simultaneously.
The largest vessel accommodated to date on the superberth was 266m long. The Superberth was used for construction of LPDs HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark, each of 18,500 tonnes, and for AO "Wave Knight" (30,000 tonnes).
The existing infrastructure workshops and offices located around the superberth are designed to support build of up to two large warships on the slipway with a build workforce of 1,300 engaged thereon, using mobile cranes as support.
All larger vessels are launched on 9.35m or above tides which are available 10+ times a year. Walney Channel approaches will accommodate movement of a 10m draught warship.
The superberth, outfit facilities and approach channel are of sufficient size to permit Barrow to be a "location of choice" for construction, launch, outfit and sail out of most future large warships or Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ships.
THE SUPERBERTH AT BARROW
||3 Outfit Options
213m x 30m
230m x 35m
Deep Water Berth
300m x 40m