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RFA Argus 1988 -

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A135. (Ex Contender Bezant) .GRT 26421. Secondary role as Primary Casualty Receiving Ship. ( Co-Primary role from 2009).
Length overall: 175.12m. Beam: 30.64m. Draught: 8.197m. Depth: 17.0m
Machinery: 2 x Lindholmen/Pielstick 18PC2.5V 18-cylinder diesels, 23,400bhp, two shafts, bow thruster. Speed: 18 knots
Armament: 2 x 20mm Oerlikon GAM-BO 1,4 x 7.62mm GPMGs, Seagnat chaff launchers
Aircraft: Five spots for Westland Sea Kings, CH-47 Chinooks, Westland Merlins, or Westland Lynx; can transport Sea Harrier FA2s. (Probably now reduced.) Complement: 80 RFA, 35 RN, 137 RN air squadron.
Ops - Granby 1991, Grapple 1992-4, Allied Force 1999, Palliser 2000, Telic 2003, Gritrock 2014.
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