SE Diligence class

Support Ship
ships



1982    


Specifications

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

Aircraft

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    Typical Max
UK Royal Air Force B-V CH-47C Chinook 01
UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 01
UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 01
UK Royal Air Force B 414 - H-47D Chinook 01

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Shipyards

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SE Oresundsvarvet AB - 1


List of Ships

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UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryA132RFA DiligenceGCPC - DG1982--





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Events

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1980-jan-28Laid downUK A132 RFA Diligence
1980-apr-3LaunchedUK A132 RFA Diligence as ms Stena Inspector
1982-aprCommissionedUK A132 RFA Diligence into RFA on charter from Stena Caribbean Line, London
1983-octFate: transferedUK A132 RFA Diligence purchased by MoD for RFA from Stena
1983-nov-12RefitUK 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-12CommissionedUK A132 RFA Diligence Re-commissioned as fully owned RFA vessel
1991-aprDeploymentUK A132 RFA Diligence departed for South Atlantic for maintenance support. Arrived on station during May and departed for UK during Nov 1992.
1993-mayDeploymentUK A132 RFA Diligence departed for South Atlantic for maintenance support. Arrived on station during Jun.
1993-junDeploymentUK A132 RFA Diligence operating in the S Atlantic and around the Falkland Islands for 11 month deployment
1994-novDeploymentUK A132 RFA Diligence operating in the S Atlantic and around the Falkland Islands for 6 month deployment, until 28 Apr 1995.
1996-aug-18DeploymentUK A132 RFA Diligence operating in the S Atlantic and around the Falkland Islands for 3 month deployment
2003-jan-30DeploymentUK A132 RFA Diligence Operation Telic to support combat, post-combat and reconstruction operations in Iraq, completing 11 Aug 2003.
2003-novRefitUK A132 RFA Diligence until May 2004, refit in Singapore
2004-decDeploymentUK 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-aprRefitUK A132 RFA Diligence maintenance period at Simonstown, South Africa
2006-oct-11DeploymentUK A132 RFA Diligence Operation Vela (Green Eagle) in support of Exercise Green Eagle phase of Operation Vela, off Sierra Leone
2007-febRefitUK A132 RFA Diligence at Northwestern Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders Ltd (NSSL) in Birkenhead
2013-jul-8DeploymentUK A132 RFA Diligence departed HMNB Portsmouth for East of Suez support deployment, for in excess of 5 years.
2013-sepDeploymentUK 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-augUK A132 RFA Diligence UK Govt announced RFA Diligence would be sold
2014-novRefitUK A132 RFA Diligence at Birkenhead by Northwestern Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders Limited






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