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  • A229 RFA Fort Duquesne

    UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    1947 to 1967    


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    Flight Deck:
    Call Sign: MXPQ
    Shipyard: West Coast Shipbuilders


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    History of UK A229 RFA Fort Duquesne

    1944-sep-28Launchedas mv Queensborough Park
    1947-sep-15Commissionedinto RFA as RFA Fort Duquesne
    1950-novRefitFitted with flight deck in Malta and completed in Tyneside by Dec 1950, for helicopter trials.
    1951-janTrialsDuring Jan and Feb 1951, was host for experimental landings by 705 NAS Dragonfly helicopters, including VZ963.
    1956-oct-31DeploymentNile Delta Port Said Operation Musketeer supported fleet during Suez operations
    1966DeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique Channel, enforcing UN sanctions.
    1967-aprDecommissionedand into reserve at Chatham
    1967-jun-29Fate: scrappedBEBoelwerf Breakers Yard to Jas Boel (Temse, nr Antwerp) for scrap


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