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  • L3005 RFA Sir Galahad

    UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    1967 to 1982    


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    Flight Deck: GD
    Call Sign: GSLA


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    History of UK L3005 RFA Sir Galahad

    1965-febLaid down
    1967-novDeploymentpart of Task Force 318 to cover the British withdrawal from Aden during Operation Magister.
    1968-sepDeploymentSGSembawang naval base Coral Sands Exercise Coral Sands Departed Singapore with Scouts of 2 Flight and 2 Scout from 7 Flight embarked.
    1970-janDeploymentHKHong Kong Port Scout AH.1 Departed Terendak, Malaysia for Hong Kong with ex 7 Flight Scout AH.1 for the recently re-established 656 Squadron at Sek Kong.
    1970-nov-19DeploymentBDBhola Island Operation Burlap to Bay of Bengal, with 3 Commando Brigade RM embarked, to assist in cyclone relief efforts
    1982-apr-6DeploymentSouth Atlantic Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic with C Flight of 3CBAS Gazelle AH.1 (XX402/G, XX411/X, XX412/Y) embarked.
    1982-jun-26Fate: sunkbadly damaged on 8 Jun 1982 and subsequently sunk by HMS Onyx (S21) as a war grave.



        from Round Table class
    3270light (tn)
    5550full load (tn)
    125.60length (m)
    19.60beam (m)
    4.30draught (m)
    8000range (nm)
    17max speed (knots)
    9520power (shp)
    2Naval Engine diesel



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