GOLD ROVER

GOLD ROVER

Postby MadMaxLab » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:27 pm

RFA GOLD ROVER   .jpg
1974 -77 ?
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Re: GOLD ROVER

Postby E28 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:44 pm

After 43 years serving the fleet in the RFA, Gold Rover has today, Weds 22 Feb 2017, arrived back in Pompey to pay off.
Her official decommissioning date is set for 6th March, when she will be up for disposal.
Unusually for an RFA, she flew a paying off pendant 460' long. In her active career it is estimated she has conducted 8,256 replenishments at sea. So, how much would that lot cost at the pumps.

5 Rover class were built from the late 60's, all by Swan Hunter, Grey and Black are now history, but Green in Indonesia and Blue in Portugal still serve their respective navies, and from their ages, Gold is a mere youth.

Image in lead post is as built.
Thats all folks. Sean.
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Re: GOLD ROVER

Postby Dennis Maccoy » Sun May 26, 2019 8:52 pm

Gold Rover in Fareham Creek on 19 May 2019, awaiting the final voyage to the breakers.
Gold Rover, 19 May 2019 (1)_1.JPG
Gold Rover, 19 May 2019 (5)_1.JPG
Gold Rover, 19 May 2019 (6)_1.JPG
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Re: GOLD ROVER

Postby magoonigal » Sun May 26, 2019 9:14 pm

Just over two years since she paid off.
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Re: GOLD ROVER

Postby E28 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:02 pm

Final departure from Pompey 1605 Tues 13 August 2019, 55 hours behind sister Black Rover.
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