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  • PL Reliant class (1983)

    Support Ship



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


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        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 15

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    UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryA131RFA ReliantRT19831986

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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-jun-27DeploymentUK A131 RFA Reliant Arrived at Port William anchorage with further Wessex HU.5 after cessation of hostilities and relieved RFA Engadine as a helicopter support centre on 2 Jul. Relocated near Port San Carlos in Aug 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
    1998Fate: scrappedUK A131 RFA Reliant Scrapped in India

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