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SE Diligence class



Support Ship

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  Specifications


111.50length (m)
20.99beam (m)
6.70draught (m)
5000range (nm)
14max speed (knots)

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1982--UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryA132RFA Diligence GCPC - DL





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  Events


1980-jan-28Laid downLaid down UK A132 RFA Diligence
1980-apr-03LaunchedLaunched UK A132 RFA Diligence as ms Stena Inspector
1982-aprCommissionedCommissioned UK A132 RFA Diligence into RFA on charter from Stena Caribbean Line, London
1983-octFate: transferedFate: transfered UK A132 RFA Diligence purchased by MoD for RFA from Stena
1983-nov-12RefitRefit UK A132 RFA Diligence rapid refit for RFA at Clyde Dock Engineering over 2 months to include additions to diving support facilities, accommodation, repair workshops, heavy duty cranes and equipment to allow alongside working with other ships, plus communications and storage space upgrades, until 29 Feb 1984.
1984-mar-12CommissionedCommissioned UK A132 RFA Diligence Re-commissioned as fully owned RFA vessel
1991-aprDeploymentDeployment UK A132 RFA Diligence departed for South Atlantic for maintenance support. Arrived on station during May and departed for UK during Nov 1992.
1993-mayDeploymentDeployment UK A132 RFA Diligence departed for South Atlantic for maintenance support. Arrived on station during Jun.
1993-junDeploymentDeployment UK A132 RFA Diligence operating in the S Atlantic and around the Falkland Islands for 11 month deployment
1994-novDeploymentDeployment UK A132 RFA Diligence operating in the S Atlantic and around the Falkland Islands for 6 month deployment, until 28 Apr 1995.
1996-aug-18DeploymentDeployment UK A132 RFA Diligence operating in the S Atlantic and around the Falkland Islands for 3 month deployment
2003-jan-30DeploymentDeployment UK A132 RFA Diligence Operation Telic to support combat, post-combat and reconstruction operations in Iraq, completing 11 Aug 2003.
2003-novRefitRefit UK A132 RFA Diligence until May 2004, refit in Singapore
2004-decDeploymentDeployment UK A132 RFA Diligence ordered to east coast of Sri Lanka, with HMS Chatham, to assist in humanitarian operations following the tsunami, triggered by the Banda Aceh (Indonesia) earthquake of 26 Dec 2004.
2006-aprRefitRefit UK A132 RFA Diligence maintenance period at Simonstown, South Africa
2006-oct-11DeploymentDeployment UK A132 RFA Diligence Operation Vela (Green Eagle) in support of Exercise Green Eagle phase of Operation Vela, off Sierra Leone
2007-febRefitRefit UK A132 RFA Diligence at Northwestern Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders Ltd (NSSL) in Birkenhead for Major Life Extension work.
2013-jul-08DeploymentDeployment UK A132 RFA Diligence departed HMNB Portsmouth for East of Suez support deployment, for in excess of 5 years.
2013-sepDeploymentDeployment UK A132 RFA Diligence Cougar 13 already stationed east of Suez, RFA Diligence will provide engineering support to the participants in Ex Cougar 13, remaining in the area once it completes. Returned to UK in Nov 2014
2014-aug UK A132 RFA Diligence UK Govt announced RFA Diligence would be sold
2014-novRefitRefit UK A132 RFA Diligence at Birkenhead by Northwestern Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders Limited









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