RFA Fort Victoria

RFA Fort Victoria

Fort Victoria is an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship, offering the capability of both stores ship and fleet tanker.

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Fort Victoria was ordered from Harland and Wolff in 1986, and was launched in 1990. She was dedicated by HRH the Duchess of York on the 24th June 1994. Fort Victoria regularly deploys on exercises to such places as America, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

This class of ship was originally designed to support frigates on anti-submarine warfare patrols, so was designed to be quiet and stealthy. 

RFA Fort Victoria is fitted with four central replenishment rigs, so she can replenish two warships simultaneously with fuel and stores. In addition, she has another refuelling rig at the stern - not as efficient at replenishment, but safer in bad weather. 

She also has a large flight-deck, hangar and maintenance facilities for helicopters. 



RFA Fort Victoria returns to UK after two-year deploymentRFA Fort Victoria returns to UK after two-year deployment

RFA Fort Victoria returns to UK after two-year deployment

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Royal Navy plays key role in £40m Arabian Sea heroin bust

Royal Navy plays key role in £40m Arabian Sea heroin bust

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RFA Fort Victoria rows the Suez Canal

Fort Victoria rows the Suez Canal

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Current operation UK Waters

The ship is currently in UK waters.

Location UK

Four locations are being used around the United Kingdom

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Unit History

Entered service1994

Built by Harland & Wolff, RFA Fort Victoria entered service with the RFA in 1994

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Fact

She is named after Fort Victoria on the Isle of Wight

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