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RFA Blue Rover (A270)
NRP Berrio 20071106.jpg
The NRP Berrio, 2007.
Career (UK) Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ensign
Name: RFA Blue Rover (A270)
Ordered: January 1968
Laid down: 30 December 1968
Launched: 11 November 1969
Commissioned: 15 July 1970
Decommissioned: 23 February 1993
Fate: Purchased by the Portuguese Navy and renamed NRP Berrio on 31 March 1993
Career (Portugal)
Name: NRP Berrio
Acquired: 31 March 1993
Status: In service
General characteristics
Displacement: 11522 tons full load
Length: 461 ft 04 in (140.61 m)
Beam: 63 ft 02 in (19.25 m)
Draught: 24 ft 00 in (7.32 m)
Propulsion: (orig) 2 x 16 cyl Ruston diesels (post 1974) 2 x 16 cyl Peilstick diesels
Speed: 19 knots
Range: 15,000 miles (24,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Capacity: 3,000 m³ of fuel
Complement:
  • 16 officers
  • 31 ratings
Sensors and
processing systems:
Sperry Marine Visionmaster radars and ECDIS. 1690 I band navigation radars
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • 2 × Corvus and 2 × Plessey Shield decoy launchers
  • Graseby Type 182 towed torpedo decoy
Armament:
  • 2 × Oerlikon 20 mm guns
  • 2 × 7.62 mm machine guns
  • Aircraft carried: Helicopter deck but no hangar

    RFA Blue Rover (A270) was a fleet support tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. It went to the Portuguese Navy in 1993 as NRP Bérrio.



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