Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

This is a sample guest message. Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

RFA Fort George: In Canada Dock, Liverpool. Awaiting disposal :(

Sorry about the quality of these, I stopped in the car on my way past this morning & took them with my blackberry... Didn't even know it was here!

IMG00067-20110324-1127.jpgIMG00068-20110324-1128.jpgIMG00073-20110324-1133.jpgIMG00072-20110324-1132.jpg
 

JagerGirl

Lantern Swinger
Book Reviewer
There's another one in the dock in front of Canada Dock - I can see them both from my kitchen window. The other one that's in, I have no idea what she's called and she shows up on ShipAIS as unknown.

I think RFA Fort George is waiting to go over to Birkenhead to be broken down. It's a bloody disgrace!!
 

Not_a_boffin

War Hero
Problem with AOR is the lack of double-hulled bunkers. Not easy to retrofit, or if you use the centre tanks only, very little offload capacity. Great shame given she's only 18 years old.
 

Seeley82

Newbie
Guys, I am a security guard on RFA Fort George, I left the RN in August and got working for a security company and my first post was in this ship. In November it was took over to Cammell Lairds, Birkenhead, where the props where taken off and all pistons from the engines where removed. The ship was gutted and the hawks took what they could. It is now back over at Alexandra dock in liverpool where she is waiting to see if she can be sold (slim chance as the asking price is too high, £200 mil) or the most likely is that she will be towed to Turkey, as early as the end of this month Jan, it's a sorry state to be in as I have some memories of RASing with this great big 34000 ton vessel during my 12 years service. I will keep you all informed once her future fate has been decided.
 
I was the last RN SA onboard her (served on her for 6 months while working for MASF)- I have some photos I'll upload tonight that I took on the day of her decommisioning.
 

TeeCeeCee

Lantern Swinger
Guys, I am a security guard on RFA Fort George, I left the RN in August and got working for a security company and my first post was in this ship. In November it was took over to Cammell Lairds, Birkenhead, where the props where taken off and all pistons from the engines where removed. The ship was gutted and the hawks took what they could. It is now back over at Alexandra dock in liverpool where she is waiting to see if she can be sold (slim chance as the asking price is too high, £200 mil) or the most likely is that she will be towed to Turkey, as early as the end of this month Jan, it's a sorry state to be in as I have some memories of RASing with this great big 34000 ton vessel during my 12 years service. I will keep you all informed once her future fate has been decided.

What was the point of that if they are trying to sell her?

Are they selling as a scrap only with enough bits missing so there no realistic/economic chance to make her sailable again?

p.s before xmas local tv broadcast from Cammell lairds with a RFA in the background. [ShipAIS reports RFA Wave Ruler in there at the mo... it reports she arrived on the A.M. of the 23rd Dec]
 

Jlou

Midshipman
The props are very expensive, they were designed to keep the noise to a minimum as her class was ment to sit in the north sea with the 23's hunting soviet subs. As for the pistons, I'm guessing fort vic needs some new pistons.
 
Seems weird that they stripped her- when we were onboard we were told not to take anything off as at the time (just prior to easter last year) the MOD was hoping to sell her to the Aussies.
 

Seaweed

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Unless, as she is in Liverpool, there has been a spark of local free enterprise there.
 

Seeley82

Newbie
Wave Ruler is in Lairds now for a refit as is fort vic, the fort George is defiantly going as scrap the Aussies will not take her as she is single hull. Over the last week RNR have been on and taking bar stools, chairs, lockers and all other fittings. There is a couple of grot boards with pictures of the ships company (looks like they where taken during parties) seems a shame that no one off the ship took these for memories. All the ships NBCD location marking drawings are all still up in the clear way. To me it's a great shame that a ship that's not even 20 years old has come to an end like this. It also seems ironic that after 12 years service that my first job as a civvy is on another grey ship.
 

karlos

Midshipman
Yes, the Vicky's getting the Georges' gucci stuff retrofitted, like the captains leather chair and the shiney knobs on the helm ;-)
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
MoD_RSS RFA Fort George sets sail on final voyage Current Affairs 0
MoD_RSS RFA Fort George arrives in Plymouth for the final time Current Affairs 0
Seadog RFA Fort George's Med Tech & Flight Life Saving Current Affairs 1
soleil Facebook: Royal Naval Reserve: HMS Scotia - RFA Fort Victoria Deployment Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 20
scouse Rfa fort austin Diamond Lil's 0
MoD_RSS RFA Fort Rosalie visits Cuba Current Affairs 0
MoD_RSS RFA Fort Victoria disembarks pirates for prosecution in the Seychelles Current Affairs 0
MoD_RSS RFA Fort Rosalie finishes her Libya mission Current Affairs 5
M Qualified Deck Officer, Thinking of moving from Cruise Ships to RFA RFA 3
C RFA Seamanship Apprenticeship - Application to AB. RFA 12
O RFA System Engineer (qualified) interview RFA 2
J Couple Of Questions About Life in RFA RFA 2
soleil RN: "Cardigan Bay Chef Nears 50 Years' Service In The RFA" RFA 2
J RFA Limitations With Colour Blindness RFA 7
S RFA Training Pipeline RFA 11
Multiirishman Joining the Rfa RFA 18
7 Joining the RFA as a chef apprentice RFA 8
T preparation for RFA engineering apprenticeship RFA 26
S RFA engineering interview RFA 4
D Looking for Challenge/Spoof Coins From RFA Ships RFA 2
C RFA or Royal Navy? Older applicant Joining the Royal Navy 33
soleil FB: Aggie Weston's - Pastoral Support To RFA HQ Following Grant From Trinity House RFA 2
I RFA RFA 3
A RFA RFA 6
A Rfa RFA 6
F Switching RNR application to RFA RFA 11
northern-matelot RFA Argus RFA 4
K What to expect from the RFA? RFA 8
D Information on RFA Cadet Officer (Deck) course RFA 6
P Internal only RFA job (helicopter controller/supply chain etc). Which branch? RFA 0
D RFA BRNC June 2020 intake Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 0
Skylarker RFA Biographies? The Book Club 1
C-Roi RFA Comms Apprentice Interview RFA 9
C Life at worthy down as a RFA chef apprentice RFA 12
SeaBiscuit RFA Officer Cadet Interview and AIB RFA 1
soleil RN Website: "Why Join The RFA?" RFA 0
R RFA - watchkeeping and retirement RFA 2
R RFA reserve specialist RFA 2
Stirlin RFA Able Seaman's will to live. RFA 0
J Joining as a chef, should I join the RFA or the RN? RFA 11
J Should I join the RN or RFA as a chef. Joining the Royal Navy 6
S RFA seamanship apprentice RFA 4
C-Roi RFA Communications Apprentice RFA 34
V Smoking in the RFA RFA 8
Seadog RFA Commodore ( Engineer ). RFA 4
09traej RFA Engineering Cadetship - Graduate RFA 13
D RFA interview RFA 1
B RFA Recruitment Questions Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 5
C RFA and Forces Right To Buy RFA 7
S RFA Training at BRNC RFA 13
Similar threads






















RFA

RFA

Rfa


























Top