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 Royal Fleet Auxiliary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The RFA really came into its own in World War II when the British fleet was often far from available bases, either due to the enemy capturing available bases, or, in the Pacific, the sheer distances involved.
The RFA performed important service to the Far East Fleet off Korea from 1950 until 1953, when sustained carrier operations were again mounted in Pacific waters.
Sea Centurion was returned to its owners in 2002 and Sea Crusader in 2003 after performing cargo hauling duties for the campaign in Iraq.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Fleet_Auxiliary   (1022 words)

  
 Armed Forces - Royal Navy - n4a8 - Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service - Ro-Ro General Cargo Ships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Sea Crusader entered service in 1996 as a Ro-Ro general cargo vessel, having been built to commercial specifications.
Sea Crusader has 2,300 lane metres of space and a stern ramp capacity of 150 tons.
Sea Centurion was leased from Stena in January 1998 and is available for Joint Rapid Deployment Force (JRDF) operations.
www.armedforces.co.uk /navy/listings/l0030.html   (158 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Royal Fleet Auxiliary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
RFA Grey Rover (A269) is a small fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
RFA Brambleleaf (A91) is a small tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
RFA Argus (A135) is an aviation training ship with a secondary role of primary casualty receiving ship in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Royal-Fleet-Auxiliary   (2603 words)

  
 Royal Fleet Auxiliary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The RFA really came into its own in WWII when the British fleet was often far fromavailable bases, either due to the enemy capturing available bases, or, in the Pacific, the sheer distances involved.
After 1945, the RFA assumed centre stage in supporting the operations of the Royal Navyin the many conflicts that the Navy was involved in.
Sea Centurion wasreturned to its owners in 2002 and Sea Crusader in 2003 after performing cargo hauling duties for the campaigin in Iraq.
www.therfcc.org /royal-fleet-auxiliary-127161.html   (907 words)

  
 royal fleet auxiliary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Recently two fast sealift ships were also in the fleet, Sea Crusader and Sea Centurion.
They were chartered as a stopgap measure to increase the strategic lift of the RFA, enabling faster deployment of British forces.
Sea Centurion was returned to its owners in 2002 and Sea Crusader in 2003 after performing cargo hauling duties for the campaigin in Iraq.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /royal_fleet_auxiliary.html   (991 words)

  
 KOSOVO: Lessons from the Crisis - Chapter 9: Maritime Operations - Conduct and Lessons
Her Sea Harrier F-A2s conducted 102 Combat Air Patrol missions as part of Operation ALLIED FORCE, and it was therefore possible for multi-roled aircraft which would otherwise have been given these missions to be switched to other tasks.
The two chartered but RFA operated Roll-on Roll-off vessels, RFAs SEA CENTURION and SEA CRUSADER, were both fully occupied from early 1999 onwards deploying Army assets to the region in preparation for KFOR.
RFA ARGUS was deployed to the region in May 1999, providing a platform for helicopter operations, with the capability to act, if required, as a casualty reception facility.
www.kosovo.mod.uk /lessons/chapter9.htm   (583 words)

  
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During the scenario for exercise Kernow, which was held in force eight conditions, the RFA vessel Oakleaf took the role of tanker involved in a collision with the ferry Scillonian 111, south of Penzance.
Extensive sea trials were planned with the vessel scheduled to join the RFA Fleet in early 2002.
Ten of the twenty four ships in the UK Maritime Task Group are RFA vessels, with the two RFA strategic heavy lift ships Sea Centurion and Sea Crusader were also engaged in essential support operations-carrying tanks, vehicles and tons of Army equipment from the UK and Germany.
www.merchantnavyofficers.com /rfa4.html   (3157 words)

  
 Navy News - News Desk - News - RFA ships play major role in Oman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Ten of the civilian-manned RFAs are in the UK Maritime Task Group and directly involved in Exercise Saif Sareea, one of the highlights of the Exercise Argonaut 2001 maritime deployment.
The Support Tanker RFA Bayleaf is permanently stationed in the Gulf area as Arabian Gulf Ready Tanker, and she too is participating in Saif Sareea.
Her sister ship RFA Sir Galahad was extensively damaged in the same action, and was eventually sunk off the islands where she remains as a war grave.
www.navynews.co.uk /articles/2001/0110/0001102301.asp   (635 words)

  
 Navy News - News Desk - News - Hello – and goodbye   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
At around the same time as Enterprise was making her debut, strategic sea lift ship RFA Sea Crusader left her home port of Marchwood, Southampton, for the last time as a Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel.
She was built as a commercial vehicle transporter, but was taken on as a short-term measure pending a more permanent solution as she was well-suited to a military sea-lift role, with a vehicle capacity of 2,300 lane metres on three decks and a massive stern ramp, easily capable of handling the 64-ton Challenger 2 tank.
Sea Crusader sailed to Belfast, where on completion of maintenance work, she will be handed back to her owners, Cobelfret (Luxembourg) SA early next month.
www.navynews.co.uk /articles/2003/0307/0003073101.asp   (349 words)

  
 Roll-on \ Roll-off Transports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Sea Chieftain was named in May 1998 but her construction suffered many delays so the M.o.D was offered the first ship instead.
However this vessel couldn't be named Sea Chieftain (as the second ship had already been officially named) nor could it be called Sea Crusader (as a different vessel of the same name was still on charter to the RFA).
Sea Centurion is easily identified by her blue hull, white superstructure and grey funnels.
www.btinternet.com /~warship/Today/runner.htm   (315 words)

  
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It carries Sea Dart missiles, a 144 MM gun mount, torpedoes and the Phalanx CIWS.
The RFA is similar to the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command in that most of the people manning the ships are civilian employees.
Jordan has what is termed the Jordan Sea Force, and their fleet of eight coastal patrol craft ranging in length from 30 to 100 feet carry only 30 MM guns.
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 Navy Matters | CVA-01
This was replaced with the British GWS.30 Sea Dart (CF299 as it was known the time) and systems were originally due to be mounted either side of the stern as shown in the 1963 drawing top, but this was soon modified to just one launcher in the centre of the stern.
The Sea Dart decision was later repeated with the Invincible Class ASW aircraft carriers, but this time for more justifiable reasons given that these much smaller ships started life as helicopter-carrying [through deck] cruisers, to which a capability to operate a small force of STOVL Sea Harrier's was only added during construction.
In May of 1961 discussions began as to a replacing both the Sea Vixen fighter and the Buccaneer strike aircraft in the 1970 to 1972 period with a common OR.346 type aircraft, at least 30 of which would eventually be carried by the planned new carriers.
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 Strategic Lift Ship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Sea Crusader was chartered by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) whilst under construction in Japan and entered service upon completion in 1996.
Her role is to serve as a transport in the Joint Rapid Reaction Force (JRRF) and provide the Navy with the much needed sea lift capability that it has lacked for many years.
Sea Crusader is 161 metres long, 25 metres in breadth with a draught of 6.5 metres.
www.btinternet.com /~warship/Today/crusader.htm   (186 words)

  
 Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Konfrontasi in the 1960s, the RFA was also heavily involved.
Blue Ensign, which is a blue flag with the Union Flag in the top left corner, defaced with an anchor.
2002 and Sea Crusader in 2003 after performing cargo hauling duties for the campaign in Iraq.
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 KOSOVO: Lessons from the Crisis - Annex B: Maritime Operations - Assets Deployed
The Mine Counter Measures Force conducted Operation ALLIED HARVEST to clear ordnance which had been jettisoned in designated areas in the Adriatic Sea by Allied aircraft during Operation ALLIED FORCE.
Some 93 bombs and missiles were located and destroyed of which HMS ATHERSTONE and HMS SANDOWN accounted for about 20%.
Sea lift operation in support of KFOR continues
www.kosovo.mod.uk /lessons/annexb.htm   (115 words)

  
 House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 29 Jan 2001 (pt 19)
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which vessels will be used to provide a heavy sea lift capability for the armed forces after the ending of the chartering arrangements for RFAs Sea Crusader and Sea Centurion.
RFA Sea Crusader is being re-chartered from 1 February 2001 to 1 March 2003.
A third vessel has yet to be chartered to replace RFA Sea Centurion on 18 April 2001.
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk /pa/cm200001/cmhansrd/vo010129/text/10129w19.htm   (1302 words)

  
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SH-3A Sikorsky Sea King 2 T58-GE-8B Navy One 5-bade main rotor and one 5-blade tail rotor, retractable main gear and amphibious hull.
NVH-3A Sikorsky Sea King 2 T58-GE-8F Navy VH-3A modified to be common avionics integration tes- bed aircraft for all staff helicopters.
YRIM-7F Raytheon Sea Sparrow 1 Mk-58 or Mk-65 Navy Prototype AIM-7F.
www.dtic.mil /whs/directives/corres/text/p412015l.txt   (16998 words)

  
 The Royal Navy in Operation Allied Force
HMS Newcastle was Invincible's escort, along with RFA Bayleaf, and RFA Fort Austin.
The two chartered RFA ro-ro ships, Sea Centurion and Sea Crusader, were both fully occupied deploying army assets in preparation for KFOR.
814 and 815 NAS being embarked upon RFA Argus, Fort Austin and the destroyers and frigates.
www.britains-smallwars.com /Kosovo/Navy.html   (211 words)

  
 House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 27 Feb 2003 (pt 4)
Sea Centurion was leased from Ocean Arrow and was returned to her owners in 2002.
On current plans four of the five Landing Ships Logistics, RFA Sir Geraint, Sir Tristram Sir Percivale and Sir Galahad are expected to be replaced by four larger and more capable Bay Class vessels in 2004 and 2005.1 also refer the hon.
HMS Iron Duke and RFA Black Rover are also planned to deploy to Sierra Leone waters in the next few weeks as a further demonstration of UK commitment.
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk /pa/cm200203/cmhansrd/vo030227/text/30227w04.htm   (1128 words)

  
 Navy Matters | Point RoRo
In May 2001, the final PFI contract between AWSR and its financial backers, and the Ministry of Defence had still not be signed.
Ships should be in service within a few weeks of delivery, and the full sea lift service is expected to be available by the end of 2003.
RFA Sea Crusader (pennant A96) is bareboat chartered until 1 March 2003 and RFA Sea Centurion (A98) is similarly chartered until at least 18 August 2002.
navy-matters.beedall.com /roro.htm   (1078 words)

  
 Stewart Kirby, SG1A : a profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
And once we are back at sea I am sometimes asked to help out in a replenishment.
RFA Gold Rover can distribute both diesel for the warships and avcat for the helicopters and if need be water as well.
The RFA has administered a Ratings to Officers scheme (RTO) which gives the crew a chance to better themselves in their career.
www.marine-society.org /profile/stewart_kirby.html   (645 words)

  
 rf information,rfa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
All Occurences of 'rfa' were replaced with 'rf'.
The rf really came into its own in WWII when the British fleet was often far fromavailable bases, either due to the enemy capturing available bases, or, in the Pacific, the sheer distances involved.
They were chartered as a stopgapmeasure to increase the strategic lift of the rf, enabling faster deployment of British forces.
www.pin-outs.com /rf.html   (901 words)

  
 IMO Discussion Board - Blue/Green Multirole vessel for Naval service(Breaking news)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
At sea we are at the moment(unless there is a change of foreign policy) on our own.
Irish sea ferries are not designed for long trips,most are only classified for Near Continental waters....As far as I know the vessels used to carry vehicles out to Eritrea were Car carriers,though I am not sure if the same type went to Liberia.
I think the arrangment the RN / RFA has is it has a number of transports it either owns or has on long lease and when they are not needed they are let out on short leases, cutting the cost of ownership, while having a lot of deck space on shortish notice.
www.irishmilitaryonline.com /board/printthread.php?t=1718   (2175 words)

  
 List of Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship names   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Provides a look at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary service and a place to look up old shipmates.
Graphical RFA Collection of pictures of the men and ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, past present and future.
Royal Fleet Auxiliary Civilian-manned flotilla comprising 22 ships, responsible for providing at-sea replenishment support for the Royal Navy.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-List_of_Royal_Fleet_Auxiliary_ship_names.html   (595 words)

  
 Royal Fleet Auxiliary - TheBestLinks.com - RFA, Amphibious assault ship, Falklands War, Kosovo War, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Royal Fleet Auxiliary - TheBestLinks.com - RFA, Amphibious assault ship, Falklands War, Kosovo War,...
RFA, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Amphibious assault ship, Falklands War, Kosovo War...
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) is the service that keeps the Royal Navy running around the world.
www.thebestlinks.com /RFA.html   (1013 words)

  
 Commonwealth Ships in the Korean War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
RFA Birchol, RFA Brown Ranger, RFA Echodale, RFA Green Ranger, RFA Oakol,
RFA Wave Chief, RFA Wave Conqueror, RFA Wave Knight, RFA Wave Laird, RFA
MFA Choysang, RFA Fort Charlotte, MFA Fort Langley, RFA Fort Rosalie, RFA
www.lin-m.com /collett/history/r_farmer/Commonwealth%20Ships%20in%20the%20Korean%20War.htm   (191 words)

  
 Paradox Interactive Forums - Eire in Abberation II
If he is accepted as an advisor, then he grants the bonuses and gets a short trip himself to discover a few sea zones, before dying at sea.
If he is not accepted, then there are no bonuses, but Henry finances his own trip, but still dies at sea.
The explorers only have to make it past the known seas to be safe.
www.europa-universalis.com /forum/showthread.php?t=210158   (2716 words)

  
 Dads Navy Days - Other RN ships (1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Interestingly, both these ships were also assigned to salvage the remains of "FOG-ALYP"- the COMET JET airliner which crashed off the coast of Elba and the salvage of which resulted in the solving of the mystery surrounding the numerous earlier Comet crashes.
My father was also involved in that project for which with other crew members of RFA Sea Salvor, he received a commendation from Lord Mountbatten then Admiral of the British Fleet in the Mediterranean.
In the case of HMS Gambia, I recall as a young child in Senglea, Malta where I was born, admiring the many Royal Naval ships that were buoyed in the Grand Harbour in full view right in front of our house.
www.brisray.com /dad/rnother1.htm   (499 words)

  
 Ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) is a civilian manned organisation owned and tasked by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Above: RFA Fort Victoria at sea with two Duke Class Frigates.
However the fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the Soviet Union led to a change in requirements and the cancellation of four additional units.
www.btinternet.com /~warship/Today/rfa.htm   (146 words)

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