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A132 RFA Diligence

UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

A132 RFA Diligence

IMO: 7814448
MMSI: 234084000
Flight Deck: DL
Call Sign: GCPC
Shipyard: Oresundsvarvet AB


History of UK RFA Diligence A132

1980-jan-28Laid downLaid down
1980-apr-03LaunchedLaunched as ms Stena Inspector
1982-aprCommissionedCommissioned into RFA on charter from Stena Caribbean Line, London
1983-octFate: transferedFate: transfered purchased by MoD for RFA from Stena
1983-nov-12RefitRefit Govan rapid refit for RFA at Clyde Dock Engineering over 2 months to include additions to diving support facilities, accommodation, repair workshops, heavy duty cranes and equipment to allow alongside working with other ships, plus communications and storage space upgrades, until 29 Feb 1984.
1984-mar-12CommissionedCommissioned Re-commissioned as fully owned RFA vessel
1987-feb-01RefitRefit Cammell Laird arrived on Merseyside for refit, until mid May
1987-sep-07DeploymentDeployment KE Port Mombasa departed Mombasa to become Arabian Gulf forward deployed support vessel, until 4 Mar 1989
1988-sepDeploymentDeployment Strait of Hormuz (SN) assisted HMS Southampton after collision with a merchant vessel in Strait of Hormuz
1990-sepDeploymentDeployment AE Jebil Ali assigned to Jebil Ali as base repair ship during Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, until Apr 1991.
1991-aprDeploymentDeployment departed for South Atlantic for maintenance support. Arrived on station during May and departed for UK during Nov 1992.
1993-mayDeploymentDeployment departed for South Atlantic for maintenance support. Arrived on station during Jun.
1993-junDeploymentDeployment operating in the S Atlantic and around the Falkland Islands for 11 month deployment
1994-novDeploymentDeployment operating in the S Atlantic and around the Falkland Islands for 6 month deployment, until 28 Apr 1995.
1996-aug-18DeploymentDeployment operating in the S Atlantic and around the Falkland Islands for 3 month deployment
2003-jan-30DeploymentDeployment Operation Telic to support combat, post-combat and reconstruction operations in Iraq, completing 11 Aug 2003.
2003-novRefitRefit until May 2004, refit in Singapore
2004-decDeploymentDeployment ordered to east coast of Sri Lanka, with HMS Chatham, to assist in humanitarian operations following the tsunami, triggered by the Banda Aceh (Indonesia) earthquake of 26 Dec 2004.
2006-aprRefitRefit maintenance period at Simonstown, South Africa
2006-oct-11DeploymentDeployment SL Freetown Port Sierra Leone Operation Vela (Green Eagle) in support of Exercise Green Eagle phase of Operation Vela, off Sierra Leone
2007-febRefitRefit at Northwestern Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders Ltd (NSSL) in Birkenhead for Major Life Extension work.
2013-jul-08DeploymentDeployment departed HMNB Portsmouth for East of Suez support deployment, for in excess of 5 years.
2013-sepDeploymentDeployment Cougar 13 already stationed east of Suez, RFA Diligence will provide engineering support to the participants in Ex Cougar 13, remaining in the area once it completes. Returned to UK in Nov 2014
2014-aug UK Govt announced RFA Diligence would be sold
2014-novRefitRefit at Birkenhead by Northwestern Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders Limited
2016DecommissionedDecommissioned decommissioned
2024-mar-13Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped HMD Portsmouth towed from Portsmouth for scrapping

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Diligence class
111.50length (m)
20.99beam (m)
6.70draught (m)
5000range (nm)
14max speed (knots)

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