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  • A270 RFA Blue Rover

    UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    1993 to present - PT Portuguese Navy - A5210 NRP Berrio    



    1970 to 1993    


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    Flight Deck: BE
    Call Sign: GYXS


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    History of UK A270 RFA Blue Rover

    1968-janOrdered
    1968-dec-30Laid downat Swan Hunter (Hebburn) Yard - ex Hawthorne Leslie.
    1969-nov-11Launched
    1970-jul-15Commissioned
    1973-marRefitCompletion of refit to change unreliable original 16000 shp diesel engines to Crossley-Pielstick units
    1982-apr-16Deployment Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Portsmouth for South Atlantic as aviation fuel tanker, leaving theatre on 28 Jun 1982.
    1983-nov-18DeploymentLBoff Lebanon Operation Offcut ordered to stand off Beirut in support of HMS Glamorgan and HMS Brazen, for assistance to British forces and civilians in Lebanon.
    1993-febStruckremoved from service
    1993-marFate: transferedsold to Portugal as Berrio

    History of PT A5210 NRP Berrio

    1993-mar-31Commissioned

    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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