A269 RFA Grey Rover

UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary




1970 to 2009    


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Flight Deck: GY
Call Sign: GYXM


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History of UK A269 RFA Grey Rover

1968-janOrdered
1968-feb-28Laid downat Swan Hunter (Hebburn) Yard - ex Hawthorne Leslie.
1969-apr-17Launched
1970-apr-10Commissioned
1975-sepRefitdiesel Completion of refit to change unreliable original 16000 shp diesel engines to Crossley-Pielstick untis
1977-sep-5DeploymentDeparted HMNB Portsmouth for 7.5 month group deployment (TG 317.6) to Australia and Far East, supporting HMS Tiger and in company with HMS Rhyl, RFA Regent, RFA Tarbatness and RFA Tidepool. Returned 20 Apr 1978.
1983-dec-2DeploymentCYAkrotiri Bay Operation Offcut while returning as support tanker from an Armilla Patrol deployment, ordered off Cyprus in readiness to sail to Beirut, if required.
1984-marDeploymentNorth Atlantic deployment including hosting a RAS with USS Austin.
1985-augDeploymentRefueled USS Vreeland in the North Atlantic
1992-apr-18DeploymentVertrep while off the coast of Mauritania, supplied drums of foam to Lynx HAS.2 ZD265 / 338-CT as a team from HMS Campbeltown fought to extinguish a fire on a nearby tanker.
1998-jun-15Refituntil 27 Nov 1998
2003-jan-30Deployment Operation Telic withdrawn from South Atlantic to support combat operations in Iraq, completing 20 Apr 2003.
2003-apr-20Deploymentdeparted Persian Gulf in support of HMS Liverpool for Singapore and exercises with the Singapore Navy. Returned to the UK on 7 Aug.
2006-mar-15Strucktaken out of service at Portsmouth
2009-oct-14Fate: scrappedCanada Dock Breakers Yard towed to Liverpool for scrap at Leavesley International, following abandoned sale.

Specifications

   

    from Rover class
50crew
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

Aircraft

   

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

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder

   

UK Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn



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