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Propeller, RFA Reliant, c.1954

 
 
Propeller, RFA Reliant, c.1954 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
1. Propeller, RFA Reliant, c.1954 Marker
Inscription.
Propeller, RFA Reliant, c. 1954
Propeller from the 14,000 ton Royal Fleet Auxiliary Reliant. Originally built as the Somersby, a grain carrier, she was purchased by the Admiralty in 1957 and converted to become the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s first Air Victualling and Stores Issuing ship to support the Navy’s aircraft carriers. Powered by a 6-cylinder Doxford diesel engine, she had a single propeller and had a top speed of 17 knots.
 
Location. 51° 23.766′ N, 0° 31.742′ E. Marker is in Chatham, England, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Western Avenue and Main Gate Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Historic Dockyard Chatham. Marker is in this post office area: Chatham, England ME4 4TZ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plate Bending Rolls, 1913 (a few steps from this marker); Timber Seasoning Sheds, 1774 (a few steps from this marker); 30 CWT ‘Cochrane’ Steam Hammer (a few steps from this marker); No. 1 Smithery, 1808 (within shouting distance of this marker); Steam Hammer, 1955 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mast Houses & Mould Loft
Propeller, RFA Reliant, c.1954 & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
2. Propeller, RFA Reliant, c.1954 & Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); No. 3 Covered Slip, 1838 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); North Mast Pond, 1702 (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
Also see . . .
1. RFA Reliant (A84) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Chatham Dockyard Historical Society. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
4. Chatham Dockyard on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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