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  • 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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