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  • A480 RFA Resource

    UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary




    1967 to 1997    


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    Flight Deck: RS
    Call Sign: GRFE


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    History of UK A480 RFA Resource

    1963-jan-24Ordered
    1964-jul-19Laid down
    1966-feb-11Launched
    1967-may-16Commissioned
    1969-jul-26DeploymentTorbay Fleet Review: Ships of the Western Fleet Present at Ships of the Western Fleet review in Torbay.
    1970-nov-19DeploymentBDBhola Island Operation Burlap to Bay of Bengal to assist in Bhola Cyclone relief efforts
    1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review.
    1977-nov-25DeploymentSouth Atlantic Operation Journeyman stood back from the Falklands in support of HMS Phoebe and HMS Alacrity. 772 NAS Wessex embarked.
    1982-apr-6DeploymentHMD Rosyth Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Rosyth for South Atlantic with 845 Squadron A Flt embarked, leaving theatre on 27 Jun 1982.
    1991Placed in reserve at Rosyth
    1993DeploymentAdriatic Sea UNPROFOR Reactivated in 1993 in support of UNPROFOR in the Adriatic area.
    1994Refit
    1995DeploymentAdriatic Sea UNPROFOR Returned to Splyt in Croatia and remained deployed until withdrawn from service in May 1997.
    1997Decommissioned
    1997-aug-20Fate: scrappedINAlang Breakers Yard Arrived in India for scrapping

    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

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wessex 14
    UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 14

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Scott Lithgow (Greenock), Greenock



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