Welcome back home to Plymouth this morning and the largest survey vessel in Western Europe HMS Scott.

The fifth largest vessel in the Royal Navy was spotted on our live webcam passing Plymouth Hoe, and returns to Plymouth after 8 months away on overseas deployments.

HMS Scott was built as an ocean survey vessel that was specifically designed to carry the modern High Resolution Multi Beam Sonar System (HRMBSS). This swathe echo sounder is capable of collecting depth information over a strip of the seabed several kilometres wide.

HMS Scott can remain at sea for up to 300 days a year, thanks to her innovative crew rotation system and named after the famous Arctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott.