HC Deb 24 November 1986 vol 106 c77W
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