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Encyclopedia > RFA Regent (A486)

The RFA Regent was an ammunition, explosives, food stores ship in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. It took part in the Falklands War and the first Gulf War.

Career RN Ensign
Ordered: 24 January 1963
Laid down: 4 September 1964
Launched: 3 September 1966
Commissioned: 6 June 1967
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Length: 195.1m
Beam: 23.5m
Draught: 8m
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RFA TANKERS (2011 words)
RFA personnel, together with their Royal Navy counterparts, are in no doubt as to the role performed by the service.
The fact that RFAs do not carry weapons or wear the White Ensign gives the vessels freedom to enter ports where combat ships might not be welcome, but there has been argument recently for providing some form of self-defence.
RFA BLUE ROVER entered the conflict zone and came under attack from Argentine aircraft in San Carlos Bay.
Paxman History Pages - Paxman and the Royal Navy (2571 words)
RFA Green Rover was sold to the Indonesian Navy in 1992 and is understood to have been recently decommissioned (2005-06 ?).
RFA Blue Rover was sold to the Portuguese Navy in 1993.
RFA Grey Rover was decommissioned by the Royal Navy in March 2006.
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