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