A268 RFA Green Rover

UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

1992 to present - ID TNI-AL - 903 KRI Arun    

1969 to 1992    


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Call Sign: GYXJ


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History of UK A268 RFA Green Rover

1968-feb-28Laid downat Swan Hunter (Hebburn) Yard - ex Hawthorne Leslie.
1969-sepDeploymentrendered assistance to RFA Appleleaf, towing her back to HMD Devonport
1970-novDeploymentdeparted UK for a Far East deployment (via Cape Town), returned by Sep 1971.
1971-sep-17Port VisitIn Pool of London to provide a platform for a demonstration of the Harrier capability.
1972-aprDeploymentjoined waters off S E Iceland as Cod War Station tanker to support British trawlers in international waters
1973-oct-20Refitmajor engine failure while operating as Cod War Station Tanker and returned to Tyneside for replacement
1974-junRefitCompletion of refit to change unreliable original 16000 shp diesel engines to Crossley-Pielstick untis
1974-sep-17Deploymentdeparted HMNB Devonport to support Task Group 317.2 for Far East deployment, joining with HMS Achilles, HMS Diomede, HMS Falmouth, HMS Leander, HMS Lowestoft, HMS Blake, RFA Olna and RFA Stromness, returned Jun 1975.
1974-oct-14Port VisitVisited Simonstown en route Far East deployment, in company with other ships from Task Group 317.2, until 21 Oct.
1975-mar-29Deployment Operation Stella Ordered to coast off South Vietnam from a Far East group deployment, to support small task force in evacuation of British and Commonwealth citizens.
1977-jan-26DeploymentLeft Portsmouth with RFA Tidepool and RFA Tarbatness for an Atlantic deployment, supporting HMS Tiger and her escort group until May 1977.
1977-aug-27DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1977 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1977
1978-may-31Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth supporting HMS Blake, Flagship of Task Group 317.7 for a 6.5 month Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific group deployment in company with HMS Juno, RFA Stromness and RFA Tidespring. This group joined with the Devonport group of HMS Ambuscade, HMS Hermione and HMS Leander, returned to UK 12 Dec 1978.
1988-mayStruckPut into reserve, on a month notice
1992Fate: transferedsold to Indonesia as KRI Arun.

History of ID 903 KRI Arun

1992-aprRefitpre commissioning refit for Indonesian Navy for 4 months.



    from Rover class
4700light (tn)
11520full load (tn)
140.60length (m)
19.20beam (m)
7.30draught (m)
15000range (nm)
18max speed (knots)
15300power (shp)
2Naval Engine diesel - SEMT Pielstick
2Naval Gun Oerlikon 20mm Mk.7 cannon



    Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 02

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    



UK Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn

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