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|Laid down||11 October 1948|
|Launched||19 January 1950|
|Identification||IMO number: 5293470|
|Fate||Demolished at Barcelona on 29 October 1979|
|Displacement||14,400 tons full load|
|Length||477 ft 2 in (145 m)|
|Beam||62 ft 2 in (19 m)|
|Draught||25 ft .75 in (8 m)|
|Propulsion||6-cylinder Scott-Doxford diesel engine|
|Aircraft carried||Fitted with a small landing platform|
RFA Retainer (A329) was an armament support ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
Built by Scotts of Greenock as Chungking, a cargo/passenger liner for the China Navigation Co. Both Chungking and her sister vessel Changchow (later RFA Resurgent lost their initial purpose due to the Communist revolution. Chartered for a year and a half to the French Messageries Maritimes, they were purchased by the British Admiralty in 1952.
- "Le paquebot Chungking, futur Retainer, affrété par les Messageries Maritimes". messageries-maritimes.org (in French).
- "Seaslug transfer". RFA Nostalgia. 1959. Imperial War Museum A 34233.