RFA Fort Rosalie
RFA Fort Rosalie (A385) is a fleet stores ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
Fort Rosalie was formerly known as RFA Fort Grange, but was renamed in May 2000 to avoid confusion with RFA Fort George.
RFA Fort Grange(Fort Rosalie) was laid down on the 9th of November 1973, and completed on the 6th of April 1978.
... was awarded battle honours for her work in the Falklands ...
On the 13th of May 1982, Fort Grange sailed for the Falklands with 824 Naval Air Squadron C flight embarked. RFA Fort Grange won battle honours in the Falklands War. In February of 1986 while stationed in the Falklands Protection Zone, the ship was visited by Prime Minister Thatcher.
RFA Fort Grange also saw service in the Gulf War in the early 90s with 846 Naval Air Squadron.
From April 1997 to January 2000 RFA Fort Grange served in the Adriatic, supporting the United Nation Forces in the former Yugoslavia, and spent three long years based at the Croatian port of Split. Supporting British and Allied Forces ashore, supplying food, ammunition, hotel services for troops, and warehouse facilities.
On the 1st of June 2000, RFA Fort Grange was renamed RFA Fort Rosalie. By the end of the month RFA Fort Rosalie had arrived in Gibraltar to give support and hotel services to the crew of HMS Tireless until repairs were made.
In January of 2003 RFA Fort Rosalie along with other RFA’s sailed for the Gulf for Operation Telic.
RFA Fort Rosalie ship details.
Length: 185.1 metres
Breadth: 24 metres
Draught: 9 metres
Displacement: 23,384 tonnes
Speed: 22 knots
Hull: Ice Class 3 with bulbous bow, all welded construction.
Propulsion: 8 cylinder Scott Sulzer producing 23,200 BHP through a single shaft to a controllable pitch propeller.
Ships complement: 140 RFA personnel, 44 strong stores working party, and 20 Royal Navy flight deck party personnel.