1993 to present    

A5210 NRP Berrio

PT Portuguese Navy

1970 to 1993 - UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary - A270 RFA Blue Rover    

IMO: 7002409
MMSI: 263130000
Flight Deck:
Call Sign: CTEA


History of UK RFA Blue Rover A270

1968-dec-30Laid downLaid down at Swan Hunter (Hebburn) Yard - ex Hawthorne Leslie. Yard No 8.
1973-marRefitRefit Completion of refit to change unreliable original 16000 shp diesel engines to Crossley-Pielstick units
1982-apr-16DeploymentDeployment Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Portsmouth for South Atlantic as aviation fuel tanker, leaving theatre on 28 Jun 1982.
1983-nov-18DeploymentDeployment LB off Lebanon Operation Offcut ordered to stand off Beirut in support of HMS Glamorgan and HMS Brazen, for assistance to British forces and civilians in Lebanon.
1993-febStruckStruck removed from service
1993-marFate: transferedFate: transfered sold to Portugal as Berrio

History of PT NRP Berrio A5210

1998-junDeploymentDeployment GW Porto de Bissau Evacuation from Bissau (Operation Crocodile) deployed off Guinea-Bissau to assist in evacuation of Portuguese nationals caught up in the civil war.
2005-apr-04DeploymentDeployment Exercise NIFA 2005 exercising in the N Atlantic with French, Portuguese and Spanish warships.
2016-feb-29DeploymentDeployment Base Naval de Lisboa Exercise Real Thaw 2016 Departed Almada Naval Base to participate in later stages of RT16.

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Rover class
4700light (tn)
11520full load (tn)
140.60length (m)
19.20beam (m)
7.30draught (m)
15000range (nm)
18max speed (knots)
15300power (shp)

2Naval Engine diesel - SEMT Pielstick

2Naval Gun Oerlikon 20mm Mk.7 cannon

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