RFA Fort George

Defence written question – answered on 26th April 2011.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what factors he took into account in deciding to decommission RFA Fort George rather than an older fleet replenishment ship.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

RFA Fort George is one of only two Auxiliary oilers replenishment in service with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and both ships are the same age. The decision to withdraw Fort George from service instead of her sister ship Fort Victoria took into account the material state of each ship, their respective maintenance requirements and the estimated savings that the retirement of each ship would deliver.

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