RFA Fort Rosalie (A385)

Whether providing disaster relief or protecting our national interests, our people need food, stores and ammunition. RFA Fort Rosalie, a Fort-class Solid Support Ship, delivers.

RFA Fort Rosalie – one of two Fort-class Solid Support Ships – replenishes the warships of the Royal Navy and allied navies with food, stores and ammunition wherever they are hard at work.

She has extensive aviation facilities, with 2 flight decks, and can stock other vessels fast, thanks to six replenishment stations. There’s also capability to use helicopters for vertical replenishment (VERTREP) – a vital tool in humanitarian aid operations. 

Though she is one of our older ships, Fort Rosalie underwent a life extending programme in 2015 and is now back in the RFA flotilla, proudly serving her country.

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

23,384 tonnes

Total displacement 

24 meters

Beam (width) at widest point

22+ knots

Top speed

Our operations

Current operation

Maintenance and Sea Trials

United Kingdom

Just like a regular service for your car, all ships go through maintenance to ensure best performance.

Our base

Our base

Falmouth


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RFA Rosalie’s role

RFA Fort Rosalie carries the ammunition, food and explosives to replenish naval ships at sea. She carries the explosive and non-explosive stores essential to mission success, and is ready and able to support a Royal Marines Landing Force from the sea.

Fort Rosalie isn’t just an asset on exercise or in times of conflict. She often plays a much-valued part in humanitarian missions and assists with disaster relief, getting vital supplies to people in need, helping to evacuate British Nationals, and assisting after natural disasters like hurricanes.

Her crew are equally versatile, and bring the skills to respond to a range of emergencies, including firefighting, first aid and technical support.

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