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RFA Reliant (A84) 1957- 1977

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Old 31st January 2010, 21:40
Ian Richardson Ian Richardson is offline  
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Thumbs up RFA Reliant (A84) 1957- 1977

I have almost completed research into the above vessel (ex Ropners Somersby 1954 - 57).
However I know she was laid up at Rosyth in 1972 and scrapped in 1977, but there is some information that suggests she was in the Indian Ocean in 1974 off the Chagos Archepelago (apparently some rare bird was seen from her deck) and also the book Cats and Cathedrals suggests she may have been involved in a major naval exercixse in 1975.
Any information covering her whole career will be useful, but especially between 1972 and 1977.

Best regards,

Ian Richardson.
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Old 1st February 2010, 00:16
Lancastrian Lancastrian is offline  
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According to RFA- A Century of Service (Adams/Smith), and The Fourth Force (Puddefoot) she was temporarily laid up in May 1973 and re-activated in May 1974, finally going out of service on 7 May 1976.
Both books may be ordered from HERE

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