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  • A84 RFA Somersby

    UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    1958 to 1976 - A84 RFA Reliant    



    1957 to 1958    



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    History of UK A84 RFA Somersby

    1953-sep-9Launchedas mv Somersby for Ropner Shipping
    1957-aug-11Commissionedas RFA Somersby at North Shields
    1958-febRefiton Tyneside as Air Stores Issuing ship

    History of UK A84 RFA Reliant

    1958-sep-23Commissionedex RFA Somersby, recommissioned at Rosyth
    1960-novRefitfitted at HMD Chatham with helicopter platform
    1961-sep-2DeploymentYEAden Harbour Aden supported HMS Victorious from Aden to Singapore, in company with HMS Yarmouth and RFA Olna (A216)
    1965-sepDeploymentYEAden Harbour 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-marDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique for sanctions enforcement
    1976-may-7Decommissioned
    1977-aug-23Fate: scrappedInverkeithing, Fife Wards Breakers Yard arrived at Inverkeithing to be scrapped

    Specifications

       

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

    Aircraft

       

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

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK James Laing, Deptford



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