RFA Fort Rosalie

RFA Fort Rosalie

RFA Fort Rosalie is one of two Fort class Solid Support Ships; the ships replenish warships of the Royal Navy and allied navies with food, stores and ammunition, whilst underway.

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RFA Fort Rosalie carries the explosive and non-explosive stores to support a Royal Marines Landing Force from the sea and has the capacity to assist with disaster relief, ie hurricane support and evacuation of British nationals and entitled personnel.

The ship’s company the skills to enable them to respond to a range of emergencies: fire fighting, first aid, technical support and damage control/repair.

RFA Fort Rosalie underwent a life extending programme at Cammell Laird’s yard, Birkenhead in 2015 and is now back in the RFA flotilla.

RFA Fort Rosalie liaison visit to Cobham

RFA Fort Rosalie liaison visit to Cobham

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RFA Fort Rosalie hosts families’ day

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Fort Rosalie helps Portsmouth Harbour tugs prepare for new carriers

Fort Rosalie helps Portsmouth Harbour tugs prepare for new carriers

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Current operation Operational Sea Training

The ship and her company are being put through their paces in preparation for returning to front line operations.

Location UK

Four locations are being used around the United Kingdom

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Unit History

Passed to the British1763

The crest design combines the red rose of England and the golden lily of France; reflecting the name, since the French for lily is lis or lys (as in fleur-de-lys), with the 's' being silent - Rose/Li.

World War 21947

The name Fort Rosalie goes back to World War 2 and the building of the stores ship which was to become the first Fort Rosalie, transferred to the RFA in 1947.

Battle Honours1982

The Falklands War 1982

Name2000

The decision was taken to change the ship's original name Fort Grange to Fort Rosalie to reduce confusion with sister ship Fort George

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Fact

Fort Rosalie was originally named Fort Grange

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