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A photo of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Stromness. She saw service during the Falklands War when she carried troops from 45 Commando Royal Marines to the beach landing at San Carlos.
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Picture added on 13 December 2007
We enjoyed a good day aboard this ship way back in the 1970s when the crew of the Stromness Lifeboat were invited for soft drinks.
Added by Stewart Taylor on 21 December 2007
Soft drinks!! Soft drinks!! I don't believe it, I just don't believe it.
Added by John Budge on 23 December 2007
Only soft drinks John. Coxswain Alf Sinclair didn't let us take anything stronger.
Added by Callum Maciver on 07 January 2008
I was onboard when she visited Stromness Harbour in South Georgia during 1982.
Added by Grant Brewster on 30 May 2008
Like Grant, I was involved down south in '82
Added by Gary Rawlings on 08 September 2008
I first saw her in 1967 when she came into Addu Atoll lagoon, Maldive Islands, presumably to refuel from the tanker hulk RFA Wave Victor anchored there. I was serving at RAF Gan at the time, but despite being the only real-life Stromnessian within a thousand-mile radius, wasn't lucky enough to get on board. I'll try to post a photo from back then.
Added by Ian Hourston on 10 May 2011
I was onboard RFA Stromness when the ship visited Stromness in 1976 but can't remember the dates. Can anyone help with the dates please
Added by Chris Flood on 28 January 2022
I remember her in Durban 1971/2 when she was serving on the Beira Blockade of goods going to Rhodesia. She called regularly for supplies. One of the crew I met was the ship's medic, called Dr Frischmann, if I remember correctly.
Added by Mr Peter McGregor on 05 April 2022
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