New ORC used by Royal Marines
New ORC used by Royal Marines
New ORC used by Royal Marines
New ORC used by Royal Marines

9m ORC - MCV

Originally designed for the UK MoD and currently in service with the Royal Marines the ORC is a fast and durable craft which has been developed to meet two main roles. In its primary configuration it has seating for 8 passengers and is capable of delivering them from a ship over the horizon to shore safely in up to 2m of surf. In this configuration support if provided by a forward gun mount which can take a single or twin GPMG.In the second role the craft can be converted into a Fire Support Platform (FSP) by removing the troop seating and fitting an aluminium module which provides enhanced ballistic protection and an additional two weapon mountings which can take either single GPMG or .50 Cal machine gun. As part of the system there is an additional framework which gives enhanced ballistic protection to the forward gun position. Swapping between Troop Carrying and Fire Support Platform (FSP) can be completed in less than 60 minutes.

The ORC is designed with portability in mind. It can be transported and launched by trailer, features 4 lifting points inboard allowing it to be under slung from a helicopter and has tie down points for securing it to the deck of a ship or hold of an aircraft. The lifting points coupled with a painter system means that the boat can be launched from a mother ship whilst underway.

  • Length – 9.1 m
  • Beam – 2.9 m
  • Draft - Light 0.56 m, Loaded 0.69 m
  • Displacement – Light Load 4760 kg inc fuel & 2 crew & armour, Full load 6000 kg
  • Speed – Light load 39 knots, Full load 32 knots
  • Range – In excess of 200nm
  • Turning – 1.5 boat lengths at max speed
  • Acceleration – 0 – 30 Knts in 10 seconds
  • Stopping – 1.5 boat lengths from max speed
  • Troop capacity – up to 10 troops (10 x 100 kg)
  • Total Payload capacity – Combination of troops, equipment and weapons up to 1240 kg
  • Weapons – Fwd; single or twin GPMG. Aft 2 off; .50 cal, GPMG or 40mm grenade launchers, Gau mini gun
  • Hull - Fabricated Aluminium (Grade 5083).
  • Fendering – Elastomer covered closed cell PU foam
  • Engines – Twin Steyr M0256K43 high speed diesel engines each developing 250Hp/184Kw at 4300rpm.
  • Transmission – ZF63 reduction gearbox (1.514:1)
  • Propulsion - Twin Rolls Royce (Kamewa) FF270 Waterjets
  • Fuel - Diesel fuel (Dieso) to DEF STAN 91-4/6, NATO F76 & AVTUR (JP-5)
  • Main Tank – 635 Litres
  • Reserve Tank – 85 Litres
  • Transportability – Air transportable in C130 J MK IV. Under-slung Chinook CH47 and Merlin Helicopters. Removable seating and fairings for ease of transportation and flexibility of function. Optional road trailer conforming to EU regulations.
  • Armour - Dynema ballistic protection to defeat 7.62mm x 39 Ball at 20m.
  • Communications – Marine VHF.
  • Navigation – Chart plotter with DGPS
  • Electrical – 24V DC, Insulated return
  • Optional Equipment – Infrared and visible convoy lights, Infrared flood light, Radar reflector, Intercom system, Shipping cradle, Boat cover, Launching trolley, Military Communications systems, Boat trailer.

By Telephone
+44 (0)1407-760111

By Facsimile
+44 (0)1407-764531

By Post
Holyhead Marine Services Ltd.
Newry Beach Yard
Anglesey LL65 1YB
North Wales, UK.

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