1967 to 1993    

A486 RFA Regent

UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Flight Deck: RG
Call Sign: GRMH
Shipyard: Harland and Wolff


History of UK RFA Regent A486

1964-sep-04Laid downLaid down Yard No. 1658
1967-marAircraftAircraft assigned to 707 Squadron
assigned 707 Sq Wessex HU.5 XT480 / 468-RG as Ships Flight, based at RNAS Culdrose (until May 1972) when not embarked, then at RNAS Yeovilton.
1967-aug-26DeploymentDeployment HMD Devonport Navy Days 1967 present at Plymouth Navy Days 1967
1967-oct-06AircraftAircraft Wessex HU.5 XS499 embarked for c 10 days arctic trials
1968-sep-20DeploymentDeployment Exercise Exercise Coral Sands participated in Exercise Coral Sands, until 13 Oct.
1968-oct-16Port VisitPort Visit Hobart, Tasmania visited Hobart, following Exercise Coral Sands, until 22 Oct.
1973-jun-08DeploymentDeployment departed 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-julDeploymentDeployment CY Akrotiri Bay Partition of Cyprus part of Task Force support to Eastern Mediterranean during Cyprus emergency
1977-sep-05DeploymentDeployment Departed 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-08DeploymentDeployment departed 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-17DeploymentDeployment Portland 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-10DeploymentDeployment Task Group 323.2 departed HMNB Portsmouth in support of HMS Ark Royal leading TG 323.2 to eastern Mediterranean.
1992-octStruckStruck Removed from service and laid up in Devonport
1993-jan-21Fate: transferedFate: transfered Sailed from Devonport under new name Shahzadelal for India
1993-feb-19Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped IN Alang Breakers Yard Arrived at Alang, to be scrapped

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Regent class
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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