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 untis
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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