A280 RFA Resurgent

UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

1957 to 1979    


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Call Sign: GGTM


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History of UK A280 RFA Resurgent

1949-jun-7Laid down
1950-jul-31Launchedas Changchow
1953-apr-25rename Resurgent, while owned by the Admiralty but operated on a charter basis
1957-julCommissionedinto RFA service from British India Steam Navigation
1957-augRefitconverted to Armaments Stores Ship on Tyneside
1961-julDeployment Operation Vantage sent in support of Kuwait
1966-marDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique with HMS Plymouth.
1966-oct-31Port Visitvisited Sydney, Australia
1970-junDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Mozambique until Jul 1970.
1976-janPort VisitNZWellington Harbour visited Wellington, New Zealand, until early Feb 1976
1977-nov-25DeploymentSouth Atlantic Operation Journeyman stood back from the Falklands in support of HMS Phoebe and HMS Alacrity.
1978-junStart of deployment in support of an exercise group in the Baltic with R
1981-mar-18Fate: transferedsold to Panama
1981-may-5Fate: scrappedleft HMD Rosyth for Gijon, Spain for scrapping, via Aviles



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



    Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    



UK Scott Lithgow (Greenock), Greenock

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