A84 RFA Reliant

UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

1957 to 1958 - A84 RFA Somersby    

1958 to 1976    


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Call Sign: GRLK
See Also: AO Reliant class (1983) A131


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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
1977-aug-23Fate: scrappedInverkeithing, Fife Wards Breakers Yard arrived at Inverkeithing to be scrapped



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



    Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
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