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RFA Ships and Classes revision...

Njs71

Badgeman
So as I'm reading it ....In a nutshell: Point class ships are NOT classed as RFA even if manned by RN or not?
 

Megalopteron

Lantern Swinger
So as I'm reading it ....In a nutshell: Point class ships are NOT classed as RFA even if manned by RN or not?

The Point class - when on MoD service - are manned by sponsored reservists. This does not change the fact that they are neither RN nor RFA vessels.

The now little used term Merchant Fleet Auxiliary applies quite well, but I wouldn't use it as few will understand. It refers to naval auxiliaries not owned by the state, which is what the Points are. Owned and operated by a private company on charter to the MoD, with crews employed by a private company but who would be activated as Royal Naval Reservists in time of conflict with no change to the status of the vessel.
 

Subsunk

Lantern Swinger
Book Reviewer
The beginning of my revision wall.

I find having info on paper up on the wall easier to glance over and remember than if its just on the screen.

Everything on there is from Wikipedia.



Also just so i know that my info is right. Am i correct with 13 ships in 8 classes?

Thanks all...

A good start to your preps there. Do you have a plan about which career stream you want to go for?
 

Njs71

Badgeman
A good start to your preps there. Do you have a plan about which career stream you want to go for?

I like to be fully prepared....well as much as i can be. That way i give myself the greatest chance of success for this fantastic job.

I'm going for SG2.

I,m Ex RN AB(M) (years ago) So i have a fair bit of job knowledge as regards to RAS, Helm duties, knots, fire fighting, damage control drills, sea survival etc. And should i be lucky enough to get through to the interview stage i should be able to call on my memory banks to explain what i think my duties will be on board. What i don't know about is the RFA ships. Class of ship, compliment, weapons etc. I'm trying to give myself as much time as possible to just soak all that info in slowly so it's there in my head should i need it.

I really hope i do!
 

exJenny

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
NJS keep an eye out on Navy News for fleet details. Last year there was a large pull out of all RN and RFA vessels and had all the information you are looking for. It was in the September edition, if anyone happens to have a a copy lying around.
 

Njs71

Badgeman
NJS keep an eye out on Navy News for fleet details. Last year there was a large pull out of all RN and RFA vessels and had all the information you are looking for. It was in the September edition, if anyone happens to have a a copy lying around.

Thanks for the tip exjenny. I was looking for it at the weekend but couldn't find it anywhere! Maybe a good idea for me to get it on subscription direct from them.

Would it be wise for me to memorise RN ships and info also? Is this something that could be asked at interview?




Fantastic ninja. Thank you for that link. I'll be perusing through that later and firing up the printer :)
 

Njs71

Badgeman
A quick call to the Navy News and a copy from Sept last year is winging its way to me :)

Thanks for the heads up on this Ninja & Exjenny
 

Ryan Lowe

Newbie
I know the last post on this was in 2014, but i was wondering if anyone had information on the charter as it started in 2002 and is for 22 years will this be renewed in 2022 or replaced with new MV?
Also are there any plans to replace RFA Diligence?
The Point class - when on MoD service - are manned by sponsored reservists. This does not change the fact that they are neither RN nor RFA vessels.

The now little used term Merchant Fleet Auxiliary applies quite well, but I wouldn't use it as few will understand. It refers to naval auxiliaries not owned by the state, which is what the Points are. Owned and operated by a private company on charter to the MoD, with crews employed by a private company but who would be activated as Royal Naval Reservists in time of conflict with no change to the status of the vessel.
 

Random

Lantern Swinger
I know the last post on this was in 2014, but i was wondering if anyone had information on the charter as it started in 2002 and is for 22 years will this be renewed in 2022 or replaced with new MV?
Also are there any plans to replace RFA Diligence?

Please dont raise the dead (threads)!

I would not expect any news on either (or anything else to do with long term military planning) until the much delayed Integrated Review (of Security, Defence, Development & Foreign Policy) is published.
 
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