RFA Fort Rosalie (A186)

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For other ships of the same name, see RFA Fort Rosalie.
Career (UK) RFA Ensign
Name: RFA Fort Rosalie
Builder: United Shipyards, Montreal
Laid down: 29 August 1944
Launched: 18 November 1944
Commissioned: 7 April 1945
Transferred to the RFA on 20 November 1947
Decommissioned: 1 May 1972
Fate: Arrived at Castellon for scrapping on 10 February 1973
General characteristics
Displacement: 7332 grt, 3815 nrt, 7,620 tonnes deadweight (DWT)
Length: 441 ft 6 in (134.57 m)
Beam: 57 ft 2 in (17.42 m)
Draught: 26 ft 11.5 in (8.217 m)
Propulsion: 3 cyl triple expansion steam
2500 ihp
One shaft.
Speed: 11 knots (13 mph; 20 km/h)
Range: 11,400 nmi (21,100 km) at 10 kn (12 mph; 19 km/h)
Complement: 115
Armament: During the Second World War:
  • 1 x 4-inch (100 mm) gun
  • 8 x 20mm AA guns

RFA Fort Rosalie (A186) was an armament stores carrier of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

She was built by United Shipyards, Montreal and initially completed as a stores ship but converted to an armament stores issuing ship at Portsmouth 1947/8. She served in the Pacific Fleet Train and remained in the Far East until 1951. She took part in Operation Grapple, the thermonuclear weapon test at Christmas Island in 1957. The ship was fitted with cargo lifts 1959/60. She was decommissioned on 1 May 1972 and laid up at Rosyth. She arrived at Castellon for scrapping on 10 February 1973.

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