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  • UK Somersby class

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    13740full load (tn)
    142.90length (m)
    18.75beam (m)
    8draught (m)
    16max speed (knots)
    7500power (shp)


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        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wessex 01

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    UK James Laing - Deptford1

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    UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryA84RFA Somersby19571958
    A84 RFA Reliant 19581976

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    1953-sep-9LaunchedUK A84 RFA Somersby as mv Somersby for Ropner Shipping
    1957-aug-11CommissionedUK A84 RFA Somersby as RFA Somersby at North Shields
    1958-febRefitUK A84 RFA Somersby on Tyneside as Air Stores Issuing ship
    1958-sep-23CommissionedUK A84 RFA Reliant ex RFA Somersby, recommissioned at Rosyth
    1960-novRefitUK A84 RFA Reliant fitted at HMD Chatham with helicopter platform
    1961-sep-2DeploymentUK A84 RFA Reliant supported HMS Victorious from Aden to Singapore, in company with HMS Yarmouth and RFA Olna (A216)
    1965-sepDeploymentUK A84 RFA Reliant Departed Malta supporting HMS Eagle in assisting with deteriorating security situation in Aden, with HMS Lowestoft and RFA Tidesurge, arriving off Aden on 1 Oct.
    1966-marDeploymentUK A84 RFA Reliant Beira Patrol off Mozambique for sanctions enforcement
    1976-may-7DecommissionedUK A84 RFA Reliant
    1977-aug-23Fate: scrappedUK A84 RFA Reliant arrived at Inverkeithing to be scrapped

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