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  • A329 RFA Retainer

    UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary




    1955 to 1978    



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    Call Sign: GGVC


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    History of UK A329 RFA Retainer

    1948-oct-11Laid down
    1950-jan-19Launchedas Chungking
    1952-dec-19renamed Retainer, while owned by the Admiralty but operated on a charter basis
    1954-julRefitconverted to Armaments Stores Ship on Tyneside until Apr 1955
    1956-octDeployment Operation Musketeer Supported fleet during Suez operations
    1957-mayRefitintensive maintenance period on Tyneside until c Dec 1957 / Jan 1958
    1961-jun-29Deployment Operation Vantage Ordered to the Persian Gulf to support the British force assembled to dissuade Iraq from invading Kuwait.
    1962-may-18Refitrefit on Tyneside
    1966-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1966 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1966
    1978-aprDecommissioned
    1979-oct-29Fate: scrappedleft HMD Rosyth for Barcelona, Spain for scrapping

    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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