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RFA Plumleaf (A78)

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RFA Plumleaf (A78) refueling USS America (CVA-66) c1970.jpg
Plumleaf refueling USS America (CVA-66), circa 1970
History
RFA Ensign
United Kingdom
Name: RFA Plumleaf (A78)
Operator: Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Builder: Blyth Drydock & Engineering Co
Launched: 29 March 1960
Decommissioned: May 1986
In service: 24 August 1960
Out of service: 1986
Identification:IMO number5279979
Honours and
awards:
Falklands 1982
Fate: Scrapped in Kaohsiung 17 December 1986
General characteristics
Class and type: Leaf-class tanker
Tonnage: 12,692 Gross register tons
Length: 560 ft 0 in (170.69 m)
Draught: 30 ft 6 in (9.30 m)
Propulsion: 1 × 6-cylinder Doxford diesel.
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h)

RFA Plumleaf (A78) was a Leaf-class support tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary of the United Kingdom.

Launched on 29 March 1960, she measured 12,692 gross registered tons, with a length of 560 feet, a beam of 72 feet 1 inch and a draught of 30 feet 14 inch. She was powered by a 6-cylinder engine giving the ship a top speed of 15 knots.[1]

She saw service during the Falklands War. Plumleaf was decommissioned in 1986, arriving at Kaohsiung for demolition on 17 December 1986.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Plumleaf (5279979)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  2. ^ "RFA Plumleaf (II)". historicalrfa.org. Retrieved 22 December 2020.


This page was last edited on 22 December 2020, at 12:23
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