A84 RFA Somersby

Royal Fleet Auxiliary

1958 to 1976 - A84 RFA Reliant    



1957 to 1958    


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1953-sep-9Launchedas mv Somersby for Ropner Shipping
1957-aug-11Commissionedas RFA Somersby at North Shields
1958-febRefiton Tyneside as Air Stores Issuing ship
1958-sep-23Commissioned A84 RFA Reliant ex RFA Somersby, recommissioned at Rosyth
1960-novRefit A84 RFA Reliant fitted at HMD Chatham with helicopter platform
1961-sep-2Deployment A84 RFA Reliant Aden Harbour Aden supported HMS Victorious from Aden to Singapore, in company with HMS Yarmouth and RFA Olna (A216)
1965-sepDeployment A84 RFA Reliant Aden Harbour Departed Malta supporting HMS Eagle in assisting with deteriorating security situation in Aden, with HMS Lowestoft and RFA Tidesurge, arriving off Aden on 1 Oct.
1966-marDeployment A84 RFA Reliant Mozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique for sanctions enforcement
1976-may-7Decommissioned A84 RFA Reliant
1977-aug-23Fate: scrapped A84 RFA Reliant Inverkeithing, Fife Wards Breakers Yard arrived at Inverkeithing to be scrapped

Specifications    

    from Somersby class
110crew
13740full load (tn)
142.90length (m)
18.75beam (m)
8draught (m)
16max speed (knots)
7500power (shp)

Aircraft    

    Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
Royal Navy westland wessex 01

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder    

James Laing, Deptford


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