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Ness Class

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Ness Class Fleet Replenishment Ships (AFS). Built Swan Hunter , 1966/7. 12359 GRT. In RFA Service until 1981/3 when sold to USMSC.
RFA Lyness A339 (USNS Sirius 1981) RFA Stromness A344. (USNS Saturn 1983) RFA Tarbatness A345. (USNS Spica 1982).
Length: 523ft. Beam: 72ft. Draught: 25ft 6in. Depth: 44ft 6in.
Machinery: 8-cylinder Wallsend/Sulzer RD76 supercharged diesel engine, 12,800bhp, single shaft. Speed: 17-18 knots.
Aviation: Fitted with flight deck for helicopter but no hangar facilities. Complement: 110 RFA, 50 STON.
  • RFA Lyness     1966 - 1980

    • RFA Lyness 1966 - 1980
  • RFA STROMNESS  1967 - 1983

    • RFA STROMNESS 1967 - 1983
  • RFA Tarbatness 1967 - 1982

    • RFA Tarbatness 1967 - 1982
  • Military Sealift Command

    • Military Sealift Command
  • Tarbatness & Stromness

    • Tarbatness & Stromness
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