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  • A280 RFA Resurgent

    UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary




    1957 to 1979    



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    Call Sign: GGTM
    Shipyard: Scott Lithgow (Greenock)


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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
    1979-aug-18Decommissioned
    1981-mar-18Fate: transferedsold to Panama
    1981-may-5Fate: scrappedleft HMD Rosyth for Gijon, Spain for scrapping, via Aviles

    Specifications

       

        from Retainer class
    166crew
    14400full load (tn)
    145.40length (m)
    18.90beam (m)
    7.60draught (m)
    15max speed (knots)
    1Naval Engine diesel

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    Landing platform only. No hangar


    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Scott Lithgow (Greenock), Greenock



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