RFA Fort Victoria

RFA Fort Victoria

Fort Victoria is an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship, offering the capability of both stores ship and fleet tanker.

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Fort Victoria was ordered from Harland and Wolff in 1986, and was launched in 1990. She was dedicated by HRH the Duchess of York on the 24th June 1994. Fort Victoria regularly deploys on exercises to such places as America, the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

This class of ship was originally designed to support frigates on anti-submarine warfare patrols, so was designed to be quiet and stealthy. 

RFA Fort Victoria is fitted with four central replenishment rigs, so she can replenish two warships simultaneously with fuel and stores. In addition, she has another refuelling rig at the stern - not as efficient at replenishment, but safer in bad weather. 

She also has a large flight-deck, hangar and maintenance facilities for helicopters. 

Fort Victoria revamp

Victoria is queen of the seas as £50m revamp of Fort-class ship is completed


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£47M Birkenhead refit for RFA Fort Victoria

Pirate-busting RFA Fort Victoria returns home from marathon deployment

Pirate-busting RFA Fort Victoria returns home from marathon deployment

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Current operation Maintenance

Ships, units and aircraft need periods of maintenance and sea-going trials to ensure that they are at their best for any tasks asked of them.

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Unit History

Entered service1994

Built by Harland & Wolff, RFA Fort Victoria entered service with the RFA in 1994

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She is named after Fort Victoria on the Isle of Wight