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  • 1967    

        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    UK Argus class 1987


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


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        Typical Max
    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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    UK Robb Caledon (Leith) - Leith1

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

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    1964-aug-14OrderedUK K08 RFA Engadine
    1965-aug-9Laid downUK K08 RFA Engadine Victoria Yard No 500
    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
    1968UK K08 RFA Engadine 2 Wessex Helicopters at Portland Visit to Ireland
    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. Took up station at Port William on 27 Jun.
    1982-jul-5AircraftUK K08 RFA Engadine Embarked 847 NAS Wessex HU.5 XS516 /XD and XT755 /XX and left theatre on 7 Jul, via San Carlos to collect tail-less ex 825 NAS Sea King XV696 /268, arriving HMNB Devonport on 30 Jul.
    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-may-7Fate: scrappedUK K08 RFA Engadine to Alang, India for scrapping

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