RFA Fort Victoria

RFA Fort Victoria (A387)

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

RFA Fort Victoria (A387) is currently on deployment

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Facts & figures

Facts & figures

33,675 tonnes

Total displacement 

30 meters

Beam (width) at widest point

20+ knots

Top speed

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Current operation

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The Carrier Strike Group is our nation's spearhead. The role of the Carrier Strike Group is to act as a self-contained force that can work independently or as part of wider operations.

Our base

Our base

Portsmouth

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Commanding Officer

Captain C G Clarke

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.

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