Rover Class Small Fleet Replenishment Tankers. Built 1969 - 1974. 6931 dwt. Gold and Black still in service.
RFA Green Rover A268 (sold Indonesia). RFA Grey Rover A269. RFA Blue Rover A270 (sold Portugal). RFA Gold Rover A 271. RFA Black Rover A273.
Length overall: 461ft. Beam: 63ft. Draught: 24ft. Depth: 33ft 6in
Machinery: 2 x 16-cylinder Ruston & Hornsby diesels, 16,000bhp, on first three vessels, later replaced by 2 x 16-cylinder Crossley-Pielstick PA4 diesels, 15,382bhp; Gold Rover, Black Rover were fitted with 2 x 16-cylinder Crossley-Pielstick PA4 diesels, 15,360bhp; single shaft, bow thruster Speed: 18 knots Range: 15,000 miles / 15 knots Armament: 2 x 20mm Oerlikon, 2 x 7.62mm MG Aircraft: Helicopter deck, no hangar Complement: 54