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RFA Regent (A486)

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History
RFA Ensign
United Kingdom
Name: RFA Regent
Ordered: 24 January 1963
Builder: Harland and Wolff[1]
Yard number: 1658[1]
Laid down: 4 September 1964
Launched: 9 March 1966
Completed: 6 June 1967[1]
Commissioned: 16 May 1967
Decommissioned: October 1992
Identification:
Honours and
awards:
Falklands 1982
Fate: Scrapped, 1993
General characteristics
Displacement: 22,890 long tons (23,257 t) full load
Length: 195.1 m (640 ft 1 in)
Beam: 23.5 m (77 ft 1 in)
Draught: 8 m (26 ft 3 in)
Propulsion:
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 125 RFA + 44 RNSTS + 11 Naval Air Detachment
Aircraft carried: 1 × Wessex HU5 helicopter until April 1987

RFA Regent (A486) was an ammunition, explosives and stores supply ship in the 'Royal Fleet Auxiliary'. She was built by Harland and Wolff,[1] commissioned in 1967 and took part in the Falklands War.

Service

She helped evacuate British nationals from Cyprus during the Turkish invasion 1974.[2]

After taking on stores at Glen Douglas and Plymouth, RFA Regent sailed from Plymouth on 19 April 1982 for Operation Corporate arriving in the Total Exclusion Zone(TEZ) on 8 May. She was one of the last to return home arriving back on 15 September 1982. She was also deployed for the first Gulf War in 1991.[2]

Regent was decommissioned on October 1992. She sailed from Devonport on 21 January 1993 under the name Shahzadelal, for the delivery run to the Indian breakers. She arrived at Alang for scrapping on 19 February 1993.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d McCluskie, Tom (2013). The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff. Stroud: The History Press. p. 170. ISBN 9780752488615.
  2. ^ a b c "RFA Regent". historicalrfa.org. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
This page was last edited on 23 December 2020, at 15:50
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