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UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary




1967 to 1997    


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Flight Deck: RS
Call Sign: GRFE


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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1995DeploymentAdriatic Sea UNPROFOR Returned to Splyt in Croatia and remained deployed until withdrawn from service in May 1997.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

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Builder

   

UK Scott Lithgow (Greenock), Greenock


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