§ Mr. Frank Field
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will detail the Royal Fleet Auxiliary fleet list; and if he will denote the dates on which vessels are marked down for refits; and in which year such refits are expected to take place.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
The normal period between refits for the ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary is about 18 months, or a year for passenger-carrying ships (ie the landing ships logistic). The ships are listed below, together with the date for the next refit of each, on current plans.
Class and Name Planned refit date Fleet Tankers, Large Olmeda 12 January 1987 Tidespring 9 March 1987 Olna 15 June 1987 Olwen 2 November 1987 Fleet Tankers, Small Blue Rover 23 February 1987 Black Rover 1 June 1987 Gold Rover 28 September 1987 Green Rover during 1988 Grey Rover during 1988 Support Tankers Brambleleaf 22 December 1986 Bayleaf 10 August 1987 Orangeleaf 19 October 1987 Appleleaf during 1988 Oakleaf during 1988 Fleet Replenishment Ships Fort Austin 24 November 1986 Resource 25 May 1987 Fort Grange 21 September 1987 Regent during 1988 Landing Ships Logistic Sir Bedivere 15 December 1986 Sir Geraint 23 February 1987 Sir Caradoc 9 April 1987 Sir Lancelot 8 June 1987 Sir Percivale 5 October 1987 Sir Tristram during 1987 Helicopter Support Ship Engadine No further refit planned Forward Repair Ship Diligence 2 February 1987