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Name: GOLD ROVER
Type: Fleet Tanker
Launched: 07/03/1973
Completed: 22/03/1974
Builder: Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 59
Dimensions: 6799dwt, 7574grt, 140.6 x 19.3 x 7.3(draft)m
Engines: Peilstick diesels
Engines by: Crossley Premier Engines, Mancheter
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 19.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: IMO: 7306221
History:
22/03/1974 Royal Fleet Auxilliary, London
Comments: Allocated pennant number A271
Fitted with a helicopter pad but no hangar facilities


Above photo copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo copyright of Lauro Frangetto

Above photo copyright of Marcelo Lopes

Above photo copyright of Steve Wright

Above photo copyright of Dave Wilkinson

Above: refueling HMS AJAX photo copyright Royal Navy

Above:OAKLEAF, FEARLESS & GOLD ROVER, photo copyright Royal Navy