A486 RFA Regent

UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary




1967 to 1993    


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Flight Deck: RG
Call Sign: GRMH


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History of UK A486 RFA Regent

1963-jan-24Ordered
1964-sep-4Laid down
1966-mar-9Launched
1967-jun-6Commissioned
1967-aug-26DeploymentHMD Devonport Navy Days 1967 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1967
1967-oct-6AircraftWessex HU.5 XS499 embarked for c 10 days arctic trials
1968-sep-20DeploymentExercise Exercise Coral Sands participated in Exercise Coral Sands, until 13 Oct.
1968-oct-16Port VisitHobart, Tasmania visited Hobart, following Exercise Coral Sands, until 22 Oct.
1973-jun-8Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth as support for HMS Tiger, Flagship for Far East group deployment of Task Group 317.1, in company with RFA Tidespring. The group was escorted by HMS Dido, HMS Hermione and HMS Rhyl, until it returned to the UK on 21 Dec 1973.
1974-julDeploymentCYAkrotiri Bay Partition of Cyprus part of Task Force support to Eastern Mediterranean during Cyprus emergency
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 Grey Rover, RFA Tarbatness and RFA Tidepool. Returned 20 Apr 1978.
1979-may-8Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth supporting HMS Norfolk, Flagship of Task Group 317.8 for a 6.5 month Indian Ocean and Far East group deployment in company with HMS Achilles, HMS Arethusa, HMS Falmouth, RFA Black Rover and RFA Olmeda. This group joined with the Devonport group of HMS Arrow and HMS Dido, returned to Portsmouth on 14 Dec 1978.
1982-apr-17DeploymentPortland Harbour Operation Corporate Departed Portland Harbour, via Plymouth for South Atlantic with 848 Squadron A Flt (XS486/WW & XT756/WM) embarked (on 19 Apr), leaving theatre on 24 Aug and returning to Rosyth on 15 Sep 1982.
1991-jan-10DeploymentTask Group 323.2 departed HMNB Portsmouth in support of HMS Ark Royal leading TG 323.2 to eastern Mediterranean.
1992-octStruckRemoved from service and laid up in Devonport
1993Decommissioned
1993-jan-21Fate: transferedSailed from Devonport under new name Shahzadelal for India
1993-feb-19Fate: scrappedINAlang Breakers Yard Arrived at Alang, to be scrapped

Specifications

   

    from Regent class
127crew
22890full load (tn)
195.10length (m)
23.50beam (m)
8draught (m)
12000range (nm)
21max speed (knots)
20000power (shp)
1Naval Engine diesel - Paxman A12YHAXZ
2Naval Gun single 40 mm

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Builder

   

UK Harland and Wolff, Belfast



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