RFA Argus

RFA Argus (A135)

RFA Argus is a Primary Casualty Receiving Ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. With a 100-bed medical complex on board, she acts as a floating hospital during times of war. 

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

28,081 tonnes

Total displacement 

175 metres

Total length

18+ knots

Top speed

Our operations

Current operation

Aviation Training Support


To provide specialist aviation training facilities for the Fleet Air Arm's helicopter squadrons.

Our base

Our base


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RFA Argus’s role

The principal role of RFA Argus is to serve as a Primary Casualty Receiving Ship. She has a fully equipped 100-bed medical complex on board, which includes an emergency department, resuscitation and surgical facilities, and a radiology suite complete with a CT scanner.  
The personnel of RFA Argus boast more than 40 different medical and surgical specialities and are drawn from the MOD Hospital Units and Royal Marines Band Service.  

Unit history

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