RFA Fort Rosalie (A385)

The British fleet stores ship HMS Fort Rosalie (A385) underway in 1982.

The Fort Rosalie-class is a class of fleet replenishment vessel of the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary. These ships are designed to replenish Royal Navy taskgroups with all kinds of armaments and victualling stores while under way; unlike the bigger Fort Victoria-class they supply dry stores but not fuel.


  • Type: Replenishment Vessel
  • Service Period: 1978-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 607 feet 3 inches (185.09 meters)
    • Beam: 78 feet 9 inches (24 meters)
    • Draught: 29 feet 6 inches (9 meters)
    • Displacement: 18,030 tons (Standard); 23,890 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 208
  • Propulsion: Sulzer 8-cylinder RND90 diesel engine, 1 x shaft, 22,300 shp
  • Range: 10,000 nautical miles (18,520 kilometers) at 20 knots (37.04 km/h)
  • Speed: 22 knots (40.74 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 2 x Goalkeeper 30mm CIWS
    • 2 x Oerlikon/BMARC GMB-B01 20mm KAA guns
    • 4 x L7 7.62mm machine guns
  • Aircraft Carried: 4 x Westland Westminster helicopters
  • Aviation Facilities: Flight Deck and Enclosed Hangar


  • RFA Fort Rosalie (A385)
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