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  • UK Fort II class (1992)

    UK Fort I class (1978)
    Support Ship


    Support Ship Fort II class (1992)


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    32300full load (tn)
    203.90length (m)
    30.40beam (m)
    9.70draught (m)
    22max speed (knots)
    2Naval Engine diesel - SEMT Pielstick
    2Naval Gun single 20 mm
    2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
    2Chaff and decoys Seagnat
    1Chaff and decoys towed decoy Type 182


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    UK Royal Navy AW EH101 03
    UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 05
    UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 05

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    UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryA388RFA Fort GeorgeGCOG - FO19932011
    UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryA387RFA Fort VictoriaGACE - FV1994--

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    1986-apr-24OrderedUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria
    1987-dec-18OrderedUK A388 RFA Fort George
    1988-apr-4Laid downUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria Yard No 1727
    1989-mar-9Laid downUK A388 RFA Fort George at Wallsend, Yard No. 129
    1990-jun-12LaunchedUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria As of Oct 2019, this was the last non-warship Naval vessel actually built in Belfast (others had undergone maintenance / refit).
    1991-mar-1LaunchedUK A388 RFA Fort George
    1993-jul-16CommissionedUK A388 RFA Fort George
    1994-junCommissionedUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria commissioning delayed by IRA bombing
    1994-junAircraftUK A388 RFA Fort George detachment of 819 NAS Sea Kings embarked until c Aug 1994.
    1996-apr-17DeploymentUK A388 RFA Fort George departed HMNB Devonport for North Atlantic deployment. 845 NAS detachment embarked. Returned 24 Jun.
    1996-apr-26DeploymentUK A388 RFA Fort George collided with tug assisting its docking at Brunswick, NC.
    1997-jan-15DeploymentUK A388 RFA Fort George departed HMNB Devonport in support of Far East and Australasian deployment with Task Group 327.1, returning to HMNB Portsmouth on 27 Aug.
    1997-jul-15Port VisitUK A388 RFA Fort George visited Fremantle for 6 days, departed 21 Jul
    1997-dec-1DeploymentUK A388 RFA Fort George departed HMNB Devonport for 4 month Mediterranean and Adriatic deployment, returning 31 Mar 1998.
    1998-jul-17Port VisitUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria visit to Latakia in company with HMS Marlborough
    1999RefitUK A388 RFA Fort George CIWS Phalanx 20 mm fitted with Phalanx CIWS
    1999-feb-1RefitUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria CIWS Phalanx 20 mm refit at Babcocks, until Jun 1999, fitted with Phalanx CIWS
    1999-aug-20DeploymentUK A388 RFA Fort George departed HMNB Devonport for planned Mediterranean, Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean deployment. Diverted to join Sierra Leone operations in May 2000.
    2000-janDeploymentUK A388 RFA Fort George departed UK for Arabian Gulf deployment with a detachment of 820 NAS embarked, but was diverted to Beira peninsula (Mozambique) for flood relief work.
    2000-may-7DeploymentUK A388 RFA Fort George Operation Palliser detached from Bay of Biscay to support Operation Palliser off Sierra Leone, returning via Canary Islands to Plymouth on 26 Jun.
    2001-may-6RefitUK A388 RFA Fort George refit at Tyneside, until 3 Aug
    2001-nov-28DeploymentUK A388 RFA Fort George departed Devonport for Mediterranean and Indian Ocean deployment, returned 13 Jun 2002
    2003-jan-18DeploymentUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria Operation Telic to support post-combat and reconstruction operations in Iraq, with 4 Merlin from 814 NAS embarked, completing 28 May 2003.
    2003-mar-10RefitUK A388 RFA Fort George arrived at Greenock on the Clyde for c. 6 month refit. Departed 4 Sep.
    2006-mar-23DeploymentUK A388 RFA Fort George departed Portland for exercise off Southern Norway. Embarked 824 NAS detachment following day. Returned to Portland 6 Apr.
    2006-julDeploymentUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria Operation Highbrow supported Royal Navy vessels in evacuation of British nationals from Beirut, during Israel-Lebanon war. Returned to UK on 8 Aug.
    2007-aprHomeportUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria in extended readiness until Mar 2009
    2008-junRefitUK A388 RFA Fort George refit at Birkenhead with Northwestern Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders Ltd until c Nov 2008
    2008-oct-21UK A387 RFA Fort Victoria departed Portsmouth under tow for Birkenhead in preparation for refit.
    2008-oct-27RefitUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria refit at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead until 11 Nov 2009
    2009-jun-9DeploymentUK A388 RFA Fort George departed HMNB Devonport for 4 month deployment as Atlantic Patrol Tanker (North), 815 NAS Lynx HMA.8SRU ZD261/352 Fort George Flt embarked. Returned to Scotland 23 Oct.
    2009-jul-15Port VisitUK A388 RFA Fort George visit to Montserrat, until 20 Jul
    2009-sep-7Port VisitUK A388 RFA Fort George visit to Trinidad, until 10 Sep.
    2010-mayDeploymentUK A388 RFA Fort George Exercise Auriga 2010 Participated in Joint exercise in Western Atlantic. Returned to Crombie 16 Aug 2010.
    2010-jun-23Port VisitUK A388 RFA Fort George Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited Halifax, Nova Scotia for 7 days, including the International Fleet Review.
    2010-aug-29DeploymentUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria departed Scotland for a 40 month Middle East waters and Indian Ocean deployment with anti-piracy force CTF-151. Relieved on station by RFA Fort Austin on 18 Oct 2013 and returned to Crombie on 9 Dec.
    2010-dec-9Port VisitUK A388 RFA Fort George Final visit to Tyneside before decommissioning.
    2011-janDeploymentUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria Completed an anti-piracy support deployment to the Arabian Gulf and Somali Basin, with an 820 NAS Merlin embarked.
    2011-febDeploymentUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria relieved RFA Bayleaf as Arabian Gulf Ready Tanker.
    2011-feb-22UK A388 RFA Fort George departed Plymouth for final time, arrived Liverpool on 23 Apr.
    2011-aprDecommissionedUK A388 RFA Fort George To decommission as part of the UK Oct 2010 Strategic Defence Review
    2011-sepDeploymentUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria departed Dubai for anti-piracy deployment to Indian Ocean. 815NAS 229 Flt Lynx HMA.8SRU ZF562 embarked.
    2011-oct-10DeploymentUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria Ships Flt Lynx came to aid of hi-jacked mv Montecristo, c 550 nm E of Somalia and re-took the ship with a Royal Marine boarding party.
    2011-nov-21DeploymentUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria Off the Horn of Africa, performing a RAS with HMS Somerset.
    2012-may-3AircraftUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria embarked MH-60R from HSM-77 Saberhawks (usually deployed aboard USS Abraham Lincoln) while part of CTF-151.
    2012-sep-24RefitUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria refitted in Dubai (destored to RFA Fort Rosalie beforehand), until 29 Nov
    2012-novFate: scrappedUK A388 RFA Fort George sold for scrap. Still present on Merseyside Jan 2013.
    2013-janDeploymentUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria Assigned as Support Ship to CTF 53 in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, following refit in Dubai. Relieved RFA Wave Ruler.
    2013-jan-16Fate: scrappedUK A388 RFA Fort George departed Merseyside under tow for Layal breakers yard, Turkey. Arrived 5 Mar.
    2014-febRefitUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria 10 month refit at Birkenhead, which included overhaul of both main engines and replacement of both propellors and 6 diesel generators. Completed Jan 2015
    2015-novPort VisitUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria Visited Duqm to assess suitability as a re-supply hub for Gulf and Indian Ocean operations
    2015-decDeploymentUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria Operating in the Gulf with Sea King ASaC.7 of 849 NAS Okinawa Flt embarked
    2016-augDeploymentUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria conducted RAS in Arabian Gulf, with HMAS Perth.
    2018-janRefitUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria Departed Birkenhead after completion of refit on 26 Oct 2018. Apart from usual overhauls and repaint, she was fitted with a fast, high-capacity Heavy Replenishment at Sea (HRAS) system to support rapid solid stores supply to the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers and retrofitted with a limited double hull for the oil and aviation fuel tanks.
    2020-sep-21DeploymentUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria Exercise Joint Warrior 20-2 Participated in Ex Joint Warrior 20-2 off NW Scotland
    2021-mar-19Port VisitUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria at Portland, until 4 Apr to take on stores, in Scotland.
    2021-apr-7Port VisitUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria Taking on stores until 23 Apr.
    2021-may-3AircraftUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria embarked 3x Merlin HC.4 of 845 NAS B Flt, in preparation for CSG21 deployment. Includes ZJ127 / L and J Coy 42 Commando, RM.
    2021-may-10Port VisitUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria Minor fire in the cold stores while alongside at Portland, led to much of the frozen food for the CSG21 group deployment to be condemned and removed. Incident highlighted a lack of resilience for CSG21, as this was the sole Solid Support Ship assigned to the Group.
    2021-jul-7DeploymentUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria Transit of Suez Canal from Mediterranean, with CSG21 main force.
    2021-aug-6Port VisitUK A387 RFA Fort Victoria arrived in Guam as part of HMS Queen Elizabeth group

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