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RFA Fort Austin (A386)
|Laid down:||9 December 1975|
|Launched:||9 March 1978|
|Commissioned:||11 May 1979|
|Propulsion:||Sulzer 8 cylinder RND90 22,300shp|
45 RN Air Squadron personnel
|Armament:||2 Oerlikon 20 mm guns|
4 7.62 mm machine guns
RFA Fort Austin (A386) is a fleet stores ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
Fort Austin was laid down at Scott Lithgow in 1975, launched in 1978 and commissioned in 1979. When the Falklands War began, the ship headed south, taking part in the landings at San Carlos Water as an ammunition ship. In 2000, the ship was part of the British deployment to help restore order in Sierra Leone.
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