UK Somersby class

Support Ship



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


UK James Laing - Deptford1

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19571958UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryA84RFA Somersby
19581976 A84 RFA Reliant

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1953-sep-09LaunchedLaunched UK A84 RFA Somersby as mv Somersby for Ropner Shipping
1957-aug-11CommissionedCommissioned UK A84 RFA Somersby as RFA Somersby at North Shields
1958-febRefitRefit UK A84 RFA Somersby on Tyneside as Air Stores Issuing ship
1958-sep-23CommissionedCommissioned UK A84 RFA Reliant ex RFA Somersby, recommissioned at Rosyth
1960-novRefitRefit UK A84 RFA Reliant fitted at HMD Chatham with helicopter platform
1961-sep-02DeploymentDeployment UK A84 RFA Reliant supported HMS Victorious from Aden to Singapore, in company with HMS Yarmouth and RFA Olna (A216)
1965-sepDeploymentDeployment UK 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-marDeploymentDeployment UK A84 RFA Reliant Beira Patrol off Mozambique for sanctions enforcement
1976-may-07DecommissionedDecommissioned UK A84 RFA Reliant
1977-aug-23Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped UK A84 RFA Reliant arrived at Inverkeithing to be scrapped

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