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Green Rover

Green Rover with Capt Grove on the bridge heading towards Singapore her Ruston AO's typically smokey passes RSL Cornish City with clear exhausts thanks to Larry and the boys

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Picture taken around 1970 just before these ships were re engined.
The RSL ships were refitted with Peilstick 2.04 .
 

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Not too much smoke from those Ruston AO engines as East bound Capt Peter Groves of Cardiff passes West bound Welsh City with her AO's .burning clean for a change (Smoke)
 

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Served in four of the five Rovers, to me Green,twice, was always my favourite. Never had the frightening experience of the AO's though. (Thumb)
 

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Nice photo. Served in all the ROVERS xmt BLUE & BLACK inc 3 trips in GREY. GREEN was an excellent ship and in very good condition when she was sold in the early '90s.
 

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Was on Green Rover through the final refit at DML, Devonport and then through work up, a short NATO exercise down in the Med and then into Portsmouth where it was fully loaded and stored and placed on a state of 72 hours notice. My "holiday" did'nt last long though as I had a "pier head leap" to Sir Geraint in Portland for BOST after terrible refit in Rosyth.

I much preferred the three original ships although the officers accomodation was marginally better in Gold and Black the engine room and machinery spaces in Green, Blue & Grey were much better laid out. And before someone says they're all the same, they are'nt.
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Sold to Indonesians apprx 1992 i think? I remember seeing her either at Portland or Portsmouth in 1991 or 1992 whilst on REGENT or ORANGELEAF. Indonesian flag was flying but still named Green Rover and London as Port of registry.

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Blue Rover A270 was sold to Portugal and became NRP Berrio.A5210 in 1993.
Green Rover A268 was sold to the Indonesian Navy in 1992 and became KRI Arun. Extensively refitted by Swan Hunter before joining the Indonesians later taking the role as Flagship of the Training Command.
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Clankie,
See my comments on the early tribulations of the Rovers and the Ruston AOs in the Ships & Breakers Forum. I was a young lad then and aged quickly!
Cheers,
Alex
 

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