L3027 RFA Sir Geraint

UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary




1967 to 2003    


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Flight Deck: GR
Call Sign: GVNU


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History of UK L3027 RFA Sir Geraint

1964Ordered
1965-feb-21Laid down
1967-jan-26Launched
1967-jul-12Commissioned
1979-jun-21In collision with German tanker, near Isle of Wight. Sir Geraints bow doors were damaged but German tanker sank.
1982-apr-6DeploymentSouth Atlantic Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic with a flight of 3CBAS Gazelle AH.1 (ZA730/F, ZA776/H and ex ARWS XZ326/W). Left theatre, end of Jun 1982.
2003-may-1Decommissioned
2005-julFate: transferedsold to Pakistani breakers, renamed Sir G
2005-decFate: scrappedPKGadani Beach Breakers Yard scrapped at Gadani Beach, Pakistan

Specifications

   

    from Round Table class
65crew
340troops
3270light (tn)
5550full load (tn)
125.60length (m)
19.60beam (m)
4.30draught (m)
8000range (nm)
17max speed (knots)
9520power (shp)
2Naval Engine diesel

Aircraft

   

    Typical Max
UK Royal Navy Westland Wessex 03
UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 02
UK Royal Marines SNIA SA341B Gazelle AH.1 03

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder

   

UK Alexander Stephen,



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