RFA Fort George (A388) in Birkenhead

RFA Fort George (A388) was a combined fleet stores ship and tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

Fort George was ordered from Swan Hunter in late 1987. The ship was laid down in 1989, launched by the wife of the Commander-in-Chief Fleet Admiral Sir Jock Slater in 1991 and commissioned in 1993. Along with RFA Fort Victoria, the ship was equipped with two Phalanx CIWS point defense guns during a refit at Tyne in 1999.

From March 2011 she was being stripped of stores and fittings in Liverpool, where she remained for two years. She left Liverpool on 16 January 2013 under tow destined for a Turkish ship breakers.


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