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Mayport, Fla. (June 4, 2006)

The British Royal Fleet Auxiliary Argus (A135), Belfast, England, approaches the pier at Naval Station Mayport. The ship is conducting a scheduled port visit.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jared D. Wilson
©USN Official Photo
· Date: Mon, 8 June 20 · Views: 212
· Filesize: 36.6kb, 124.5kb · Dimensions: 1024 x 681 ·
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Keywords: RFA ARGUS
Source of Image, If not your own: ©USN Official Photo
Location photo was taken: Naval Station Mayport
Date photo was taken: 4 June 2006
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BillH
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Registered: October 2007
Location: UK
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Mon, 8 June 20 10:24

Erroneous statement in caption.
She was built in Italy and later converted at Belfast see below

7822550
CONTENDER BEZANT.
O.N.384837. 11,445g. 3,802n. 17,933d. 173.01(BB) x 30.64 x 8.197 metres.
Post 1988: 26,421g. 12,221d. 175.10
Two, 18-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (400 x 460mm) Pielstick vee type 18PC2-5V-400 by Lindholmen Motor Ab, Gothenburg, single reduction geared to twin screw shafts. 21,000 BHP, 19¼ kts. Thwartship thrust controllable pitch propeller forward.
4.3.1980: Keel laid by Cantieri Navale Breda S.p.A., Venice (Yard No.293), for Sea Containers Ltd., Bermuda.
28.11.1980: Launched.
7.1981: Completed for Contender 2 Ltd., (Sea Containers Ltd., managers), Bermuda.
1982: Converted into RoRo cargo / Aircraft transport during the Falklands War when chartered by the Ministry of Defence, London.
1983: Reverted to a RoRo / Containership.
1984: Sold to Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast for conversion into a helicopter carrier / aviation training ship on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (Navy), London.
1986: Renamed ARGUS.
1988: Sold, upon completion of conversion and acceptance trials, to the Ministry of Defence (Navy), London.
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FG86
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Mon, 8 June 20 16:26

I think the caption refers to Argus being registered in Belfast not built there.
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Pat Kennedy

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Mon, 8 June 20 17:49

Belfast, England?

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FG86
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Mon, 8 June 20 17:53

fair point Pat!!
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