Royal Fleet Auxiliary fleet list




All photos are copyright to Adrian Jones, and may only be reused with appropriate acknowledgement.


After some very useful information from David Bolton CPO (Ck) RFA Retd., I have hereby ensured that these ships are referred to as RFA ships, and not HMS or Fleet Auxiliaries. RFA is the preferred term for the RFA, whom this page celebrates. Click here for the official RFA site.Click here for David Bolton's RFA site. Click here for the graphical RFA site.

Alternative Landing Ships Logistics:L3008 RFA Mounts Bay at Plymouth Navy Days 2009.

  • L3007 Lyme Bay
  • L3008 Mounts Bay
  • L3009 Cardigan Bay



    Hartland Point class Ro-Ro Strategic Sealift Vessels:

  • Hurst Point
  • Hartland Point
  • Eddystone
  • Longstone CHARTERED
  • Anvil Point
  • Beachy Head CHARTERED



    Wave class Tankers:

  • A389 Wave Knight
  • A390 Wave Ruler



    Rover class Tankers:

  • A271 Gold RoverA387 RFA Fort Rosalie, Plymouth Navy Days 2006.
  • A273 Black Rover



    Fort class I:

  • A385 Fort Rosalie (ex-Fort Grange)
  • A386 Fort Austin

    Fort class II:



  • A387 Fort Victoria

    Leaf class Freighters:

  • A81 Brambleleaf
  • A110 Orangeleaf

    Diligence class Support ship:

  • A132 Diligence

    Argus class Aviation Training ship:

  • A135 Argus

    Tide class Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS).

  • Tidespring - the original Tidespring was awarded a battle honour in 1982
  • Tiderace - after service in the Suez Crisis, the Tiderace was renamed the Tideflow to avoid confusion with another ship name
  • Tidesurge - originally launched as RFA Tiderange in 1954, she spent many of her early years east of Suez and served until 1976
  • Tideforce - a new name in the RFA service.







    A385 RFA Fort Rosalie at Cammell Laird shipyard 26 May 2013.

    A385 RFA Fort Rosalie at Cammell Laird shipyard 26 May 2013.

    A385 RFA Fort Rosalie at Cammell Laird shipyard 26 May 2013.

    A385 RFA Fort Rosalie at Cammell Laird shipyard 26 May 2013.

    A385 RFA Fort Rosalie at Cammell Laird shipyard 26 May 2013.

    A385 RFA Fort Rosalie at Cammell Laird shipyard 26 May 2013.

    A385 RFA Fort Rosalie at Cammell Laird shipyard 26 May 2013.

    A385 RFA Fort Rosalie at Cammell Laird shipyard 26 May 2013.

    A385 RFA Fort Rosalie at Cammell Laird shipyard 26 May 2013.

    A385 RFA Fort Rosalie at Cammell Laird shipyard 26 May 2013.

    A385 RFA Fort Rosalie at Cammell Laird shipyard 26 May 2013.

    A385 RFA Fort Rosalie at Cammell Laird shipyard 26 May 2013.

    A387 RFA Fort Victoria at Portsmouth Navy Days 2005.

    A387 RFA Fort Victoria at Portsmouth Navy Days 2005.

    A387 RFA Fort Victoria at Cammell Laird shipyard 26 May 2013.

    RFA Argus, primary casualty reception ship, Portsmouth 2010.

    RFA Argus, primary casualty reception ship, Portsmouth 2010.

    RFA Argus, primary casualty reception ship, Portsmouth 2010.

    RFA Argus, primary casualty reception ship, Portsmouth 2010.

    RFA Argus, primary casualty reception ship, Portsmouth 2010.

    RFA Argus, primary casualty reception ship, Portsmouth 2010.

    RFA Mounts Bay, Devonport Navy Days 2009

    RFA Mounts Bay, Devonport Navy Days 2009

    RFA Mounts Bay, Devonport Navy Days 2009


    Last updated 27/2/2013


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