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  • A132 RFA Diligence

    UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    1982 to present    

    A132 RFA Diligence


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


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    History of UK A132 RFA Diligence

    1980-jan-28Laid down
    1980-apr-3Launchedas ms Stena Inspector
    1982-aprCommissionedinto RFA on charter from Stena Caribbean Line, London
    1983-octFate: transferedpurchased by MoD for RFA from Stena
    1983-nov-12RefitGovan 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-12CommissionedRe-commissioned as fully owned RFA vessel
    1991-aprDeploymentdeparted for South Atlantic for maintenance support. Arrived on station during May and departed for UK during Nov 1992.
    1993-mayDeploymentdeparted for South Atlantic for maintenance support. Arrived on station during Jun.
    1993-junDeploymentoperating in the S Atlantic and around the Falkland Islands for 11 month deployment
    1994-novDeploymentoperating in the S Atlantic and around the Falkland Islands for 6 month deployment, until 28 Apr 1995.
    1996-aug-18Deploymentoperating in the S Atlantic and around the Falkland Islands for 3 month deployment
    2003-jan-30Deployment Operation Telic to support combat, post-combat and reconstruction operations in Iraq, completing 11 Aug 2003.
    2003-novRefituntil May 2004, refit in Singapore
    2004-decDeploymentordered 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-aprRefitmaintenance period at Simonstown, South Africa
    2006-oct-11DeploymentSLFreetown Port Sierra Leone Operation Vela (Green Eagle) in support of Exercise Green Eagle phase of Operation Vela, off Sierra Leone
    2007-febRefitat Northwestern Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders Ltd (NSSL) in Birkenhead for Major Life Extension work.
    2013-jul-8Deploymentdeparted HMNB Portsmouth for East of Suez support deployment, for in excess of 5 years.
    2013-sepDeployment 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-augUK Govt announced RFA Diligence would be sold
    2014-novRefitat Birkenhead by Northwestern Shiprepairers and Shipbuilders Limited



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



        Typical Max
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    UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 01
    UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 01
    UK Royal Air Force B 414 - H-47D Chinook 01

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    



    SE Oresundsvarvet AB,

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