UK Somersby class

Support Ship
ships



1957    


Specifications

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110crew
13740full load (tn)
142.90length (m)
18.75beam (m)
8draught (m)
16max speed (knots)
7500power (shp)

Aircraft

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

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Shipyards

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UK James Laing - Deptford1


List of Ships

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UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryA84RFA Somersby19571958
A84 RFA Reliant 19581976





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Events

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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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