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NRP Bérrio (A5210)

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NRP Berrio 20071106.jpg
NRP Bérrio, 2007.
Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ensign
United Kingdom
Name: RFA Blue Rover
Ordered: January 1968
Laid down: 30 December 1968
Launched: 11 November 1969
Commissioned: 15 July 1970
Decommissioned: 23 February 1993
Fate: Purchased by the Portuguese Navy and renamed NRP Bérrio on 31 March 1993
Name: NRP Bérrio
Namesake: Caravel Bérrio
Acquired: 31 March 1993
Homeport: Lisbon Naval Base
Status: Decommissioned
General characteristics
Displacement: 11522 tons full load
Length: 461 ft 04 in (140.61 m)
Beam: 63 ft 02 in (19.25 m)
Draught: 24 ft 00 in (7.32 m)
Propulsion: (orig) 2 x 16 cyl Ruston diesels (post 1974) 2 x 16 cyl Peilstick diesels
Speed: 19 knots
Range: 15,000 miles (24,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Capacity: 3,000 m3 of fuel
  • 16 officers
  • 31 ratings
Sensors and
processing systems:
Sperry Marine Visionmaster radars and ECDIS. 1690 I band navigation radars
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • 2 × Corvus and 2 × Plessey Shield decoy launchers
  • Graseby Type 182 towed torpedo decoy
Aircraft carried: Helicopter deck but no hangar
Aviation facilities: Helipad for Super Lynx Mk.95 in Portuguese service and Westland Sea King in RFA service

NRP Bérrio (A5210) is a fleet support tanker of the Portuguese Navy. She was built by Swan Hunter in 1969 at Hebburn, England as RFA Blue Rover (A270) of the Rover-class and from 1970 to 1993 was part of the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary. In 1982 during her British service she participated in the Falklands War.[1]

In 1993, she was sold to the Portuguese Navy who renamed her Bérrio. She participated in Operation Crocodile (Operação Crocodilo) in 1998, as part of the Portuguese naval task force that rescued foreign nationals caught up in the civil conflicts in Guinea-Bissau and then supported the mediators of the CPLP in the peace talks between the parties in the conflict.[1]

Was decommissioned on June 1, 2020.[2]


  1. ^ a b "RFA Blue Rover". Historical RFA. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  2. ^ Alexandre Galante (2 June 2020). "Marinha Portuguesa desativa o navio de reabastecimento NRP Bérrio". Poder Naval - A informação naval comentada e discutida (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2 June 2020.

This page was last edited on 29 April 2021, at 02:43
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