RFA Gold Rover

RFA Gold Rover

In March 2017, nearly 43 years to the day, the ensign was lowered for the last time on RFA Gold Rover.

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The ship was ordered in November 1971, launched 16 months later and raised the Blue Ensign for the first time on March 22 1974.

Throughout Gold Rover’s career she maintained strong ties and her namesake Sea Cadet unit in Greenock, a relationship forged back in 1973 by the very first CO Capt Barry Rutterford. Those links led to a number of Greenock cadets going on to have successful careers in the RFA.

Dusk ceremony marks end of more than 40 years’ service for Gold Rover


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End of an era as RFA Gold Rover reaches end of service

Royal Navy support tanker retires

RFA Gold Rover performs her last replenishment at sea

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Unit History

Ship Launch1973

7 March, 1973

Ship Commissioned1974

22 March, 1974

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