The NRP Bérrio, 2007.
|Name:||RFA Blue Rover (A270)|
|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 Bérrio on 31 March 1993|
|Acquired:||31 March 1993|
|Homeport:||Lisbon Naval Base|
|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|
|Range:||15,000 miles (24,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)|
|Capacity:||3,000 m³ of fuel|
|Sensors and |
|Sperry Marine Visionmaster radars and ECDIS. 1690 I band navigation radars|
|Electronic warfare |
|Aircraft carried:||Helicopter deck but no hangar|
|Aviation facilities:||Helipad for Super Lynx Mk.95 in Portuguese service and Westland Sea King in RFA service|
NRP Bérrio (A5210) is a fleet support tanker of the Portuguese Navy. She was built by Swan Hunter in 1969 at Hebburn, England as the RFA Blue Rover (A270) of the Rover-class and from 1970 to 1993 was part of the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary. In 1982 during her British service she participated in the Falklands War.
In 1993, she was sold to the Portuguese Navy who renamed herBérrio. She participated in Operation Crocodile (Operação Crocodilo) in 1998, as part of the Portuguese naval task force that rescued foreign nationals caught up in the civil conflicts in Guinea-Bissau and then supported the mediators of the CPLP in the peace talks between the parties in the conflict.
- "RFA Blue Rover". Historical RFA. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
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