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  • UK Retainer class

    Support Ship



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    14400full load (tn)
    145.40length (m)
    18.90beam (m)
    7.60draught (m)
    15max speed (knots)
    1Naval Engine diesel


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        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar

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    UK Scott Lithgow (Greenock) - Greenock2

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    UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryA329RFA RetainerGGVC19551978
    UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryA280RFA ResurgentGGTM19571979

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    1948-oct-11Laid downUK A329 RFA Retainer
    1949-jun-7Laid downUK A280 RFA Resurgent
    1950-jan-19LaunchedUK A329 RFA Retainer as Chungking
    1950-jul-31LaunchedUK A280 RFA Resurgent as Changchow
    1952-dec-19UK A329 RFA Retainer renamed Retainer, while owned by the Admiralty but operated on a charter basis
    1953-apr-25UK A280 RFA Resurgent rename Resurgent, while owned by the Admiralty but operated on a charter basis
    1954-julRefitUK A329 RFA Retainer converted to Armaments Stores Ship on Tyneside until Apr 1955
    1956-octDeploymentUK A329 RFA Retainer Operation Musketeer Supported fleet during Suez operations
    1957-mayRefitUK A329 RFA Retainer intensive maintenance period on Tyneside until c Dec 1957 / Jan 1958
    1957-julCommissionedUK A280 RFA Resurgent into RFA service from British India Steam Navigation
    1957-augRefitUK A280 RFA Resurgent converted to Armaments Stores Ship on Tyneside
    1961-jun-29DeploymentUK A329 RFA Retainer Operation Vantage Ordered to the Persian Gulf to support the British force assembled to dissuade Iraq from invading Kuwait.
    1961-julDeploymentUK A280 RFA Resurgent Operation Vantage sent in support of Kuwait
    1962-may-18RefitUK A329 RFA Retainer refit on Tyneside
    1966-marDeploymentUK A280 RFA Resurgent Beira Patrol off Mozambique with HMS Plymouth.
    1966-aug-27DeploymentUK A329 RFA Retainer present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
    1966-oct-31Port VisitUK A280 RFA Resurgent visited Sydney, Australia
    1970-junDeploymentUK A280 RFA Resurgent Beira Patrol off Mozambique until Jul 1970.
    1976-janPort VisitUK A280 RFA Resurgent visited Wellington, New Zealand, until early Feb 1976
    1977-nov-25DeploymentUK A280 RFA Resurgent Operation Journeyman stood back from the Falklands in support of HMS Phoebe and HMS Alacrity.
    1978-aprDecommissionedUK A329 RFA Retainer
    1978-junUK A280 RFA Resurgent Start of deployment in support of an exercise group in the Baltic with R
    1979-aug-18DecommissionedUK A280 RFA Resurgent
    1979-oct-29Fate: scrappedUK A329 RFA Retainer left HMD Rosyth for Barcelona, Spain for scrapping
    1981-mar-18Fate: transferedUK A280 RFA Resurgent sold to Panama
    1981-may-5Fate: scrappedUK A280 RFA Resurgent left HMD Rosyth for Gijon, Spain for scrapping, via Aviles

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