RFA Fort Victoria (A387)

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

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

33,675 tonnes

Total displacement 

30 meters

Beam (width) at widest point

20+ knots

Top speed

Our operations

Current operation

UK Waters

United Kingdom

The ship is currently in UK waters.

Our base

Our base

Portsmouth

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Commanding Officer

Captain J P Huxley

RFA Fort Victoria’s role

Quiet and stealthy – despite her huge size – RFA Fort Victoria was originally designed to support frigates on anti-submarine warfare patrols

She provides vital support to the wider fleet by acting as a stores ship and a fleet tanker. Fort Victoria is fitted with four central replenishment rigs, so she can replenish two warships simultaneously with fuel and stores. What’s more, she has another refuelling rig at her rear – though this isn’t the fastest way to refuel and restock, it is much safer in bad weather.

She also has a large flight-deck, hangar and maintenance facilities for helicopters – much-valued when it comes to keeping us powering at mission speed.

Unit history

Royal Navy careers

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