PL Reliant class (1983)

Support Ship
ships



1983    


Specifications

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204length (m)
31beam (m)
7.90draught (m)
28max speed (knots)
29000power (shp)
2Naval Engine diesel
4Naval Gun single 20 mm

Aircraft

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    Typical Max
UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 15


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Shipyards

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PL Stocznia Gdanska - 1


List of Ships

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UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryA131RFA ReliantRT19831986





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Events

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1976-jul-6LaunchedUK A131 RFA Reliant as mv Astronomer
1982-may-31RefitUK A131 RFA Reliant single 20 mm taken up from trade as mv Astronomer and entered rapid refit to provide helicopter support facilities, until 7 Jun 1982.
1982-jun-8DeploymentUK A131 RFA Reliant departed Plymouth for South Atlantic with replacement / garrison Wessex, Chinook and Scout aboard. Arrived after Operation Corporate had concluded. Returned to Plymouth Sound 2 Dec 1982
1982-decRefitUK A131 RFA Reliant at Cammell Laird to fit Arapaho helicopter support modules
1983-nov-16CommissionedUK A131 RFA Reliant as RFA Reliant after a years lease
1984-jan-11DeploymentUK A131 RFA Reliant Operation Offcut stood off Beirut, with a detachment of three 846 NAS Sea Kings embarked, including ZA291 / VB. Evacuated British troops and c 5000 nationals, starting on 8 Feb 1984 and disembarked civilians and part of BRITFORLEB in Cyprus.
1984-novDeploymentUK A131 RFA Reliant Deployed to South Atlantic to guard the Falkland Island Protection Zone. 826 NAS detachments embarked.
1986-may-25DecommissionedUK A131 RFA Reliant






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