A84 RFA Somersby


Royal Fleet Auxiliary

1957 to 1958    

1958 to 1976 - A84 RFA Reliant    

Data Login to Edit    

Somersby class
AO - Support Ship

Flight Deck:
Call Sign:


Events A84 RFA Somersby Help Us    

Add new event for this unit
Year:
Month: <- (1/12) Optional
Day: <- (1/31) Optional
Text:
   
Add Event
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





Flying a Helicopter   |   Accidents   |   Jobs  

39011 serials     9170 photos     2736 heliports
Countries
Helicopters
Ships
Mobile: m.helis.com   |   Helis Airliners





MH-53M,     MH-60R     Gazelle HT.2 & HT.3
EH.101,   NH.90,  Tigre,   Bell 430,   AW.139
Orgs. CV-22 Osprey,     EC.145
Units:HS-1,   78Sqd,   USCG,   PNA
Ships:Destroyers,     HMS Ark Royal
New:Bell 525,   AW.149,   AW.609,   S-61T
X2,   X3,   EC.130T2,   EC.175
US Army AAAS     Ultralights
    Helicopter News:
Bell Helicopter Breaks Ground on Lafayette Louisiana

UAS S-100 save refugees in Mediterranean Sea

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers AS350B2

Last OH-58D Kiowa Aviator class to graduate

HMLA-369 Urban Close Air Support in Yodaville

Columbia Helicopters Military Maintenance Center

CH-47F Chinook arrived at Soto Cano Honduras

Michigan National Guard Lakotas

MD530G demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground

Russian Aircraft Repair Plant 12 80th anniversary

K-MAX Conducts First Fully Autonomous Mission

HMM-364 in Partnership of the Americas 2014

Helicopter History Site - www.helis.com - Online since 1997 - Privacy Statement - RSS - Facebook - Twitter - Linkedin - Google+

This page downloaded 29 Aug 2014 02:01:04 MDT