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  • A339 RFA Lyness

    UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    1981 to 2005 - US US Navy - Sirius class T-AFS-8 USNS Sirius    



    1966 to 1982    



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    Flight Deck: LY
    Call Sign: GSPE


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    History of UK A339 RFA Lyness

    1964-dec-7Ordered
    1965-apr-1Laid downSwan Hunter (Low Walker), Yard No. 2016
    1966-apr-7Launched
    1966-dec-22Commissionedto replace RFA Duquesne.
    1969-jul-26DeploymentTorbay Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
    1970-aug-29Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1970 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1970.
    1976-aug-28Port VisitHMD Devonport Navy Days 1976 Ship open to visitors at Plymouth Navy Days 1976.
    1981Decommissioned
    1981-jan-18Fate: transferedto US Sealift Command as Sirius

    History of US Sirius class T-AFS-8 USNS Sirius

    1981-jan-18Commissioned
    2005-jul-1Decommissioned
    2005-jul-1Fate: transferedto Texas Maritime Academy as Texas Clipper III

    Specifications

       

        from Ness class
    160crew
    159.50length (m)
    22beam (m)
    7.80draught (m)
    18max speed (knots)

    Aircraft

       

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

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Swan Hunter (Neptune), Low Walker



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