1967    


    Derivatives / Succeeded by
UK Argus class 1987


Specifications

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195crew
6385light (tn)
8950full load (tn)
129.30length (m)
17.80beam (m)
6.70draught (m)
14.50max speed (knots)
5500power (shp)
1Naval Engine diesel

Aircraft

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UK Royal Navy Westland Wessex 24
UK Royal Navy Westland Wasp 02
UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 02
UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 56

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Shipyards

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UK Robb Caledon (Leith) - Leith1


List of Ships

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UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryK08RFA EngadineGRBU - EN19671989
UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryA135Argus class RFA ArgusGDSA - AS1982--




2 units


Events

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1964-aug-14OrderedUK K08 RFA Engadine
1965-aug-9Laid downUK K08 RFA Engadine
1966-sep-16LaunchedUK K08 RFA Engadine named on 15th but launch delayed by bad weather
1966-sep-16UK K08 RFA Engadine Ship No 500 built at the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb. For more see www.leithshipyards.com
1967-dec-15CommissionedUK K08 RFA Engadine to replace role of HMS Lofoten
1968-janHomeportUK K08 RFA Engadine Portland
1969-jul-2TrialsUK K08 RFA Engadine Conducted first-of-type deck landing trials with Sea King HAS.1 XV642, beginning on 2 Jul
1969-jul-26DeploymentUK K08 RFA Engadine Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
1972-junDeploymentUK K08 RFA Engadine to Rockall, to install navigation beacon on the summit, via Sea Kings of 819 NAS
1973-jun-29TrialsUK K08 RFA Engadine Hosted first-of-type at-sea deck landings by a Lynx HAS.2 (XX510).
1973-decAircraftUK K08 RFA Engadine Assigned Wessex HAS.3 XM871 as /410-EN by Dec 1973
1976-may-3AircraftUK K08 RFA Engadine Deck landing accident when undercarriage of Wessex HAS.3 XS119 collapsed on 3 May 1976, while operating with 737 NAS / 665-PO, off Start Point. Returned to Portland to send airframe to Accident Investigation Unit at Lee by road.
1978-julRefitUK K08 RFA Engadine at Royal Albert Dock, London
1979-febAircraftUK K08 RFA Engadine From Feb 1979, RFA Engadine was a regular, short term host to a Sea King detachment from 706 Squadron.
1981-dec-8DeploymentUK K08 RFA Engadine Rescue from mv Melpol MAYDAY received early morning of 8 Dec 1981 from ship on fire in English Channel. Launched two Sea Kings and proceeded towards incident.
1982-may-10DeploymentUK K08 RFA Engadine Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic with 847 Squadron A Flt embarked, leaving theatre on 7 Jul 1982.
1983RefitUK K08 RFA Engadine during latter part of 1983 and into 1984, her flight deck was extended and strengthened at Gibraltar, to provide a 2nd Sea King landing spot
1983-feb-18AircraftUK K08 RFA Engadine From 18 Feb 1983 to 22 Jan 1989 almost until she decommissioned, RFA Engadine was a regular, short term host to a Sea King detachment from 810 Squadron.
1986-nov-17DeploymentUK K08 RFA Engadine Embarked 5x Lynx from 702 NAS to complete sea training for student aircrew (pic) in Bay of Biscay and Gibraltar, completing on 28 Nov 1986.
1988-mar-8AircraftUK K08 RFA Engadine Lynx ZD262
1988-mar-10AircraftUK K08 RFA Engadine during night exercise in Portuguese waters, 702 NAS Lynx HAS.3 XZ243/635 ditched. Airframe recovered.
1988-mar-13AircraftUK K08 RFA Engadine Sea King XV648 and XV708 training onboard
1989DecommissionedUK K08 RFA Engadine
1990-feb-18Fate: transferedUK K08 RFA Engadine to Greek owners and arrived in Piraeus
1996-mayFate: scrappedUK K08 RFA Engadine to Alang, India for scrapping


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