1200-ton Oil Fuel Lighter

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The 1200-ton Oil Fuel Lighter was a class of oil fuel lighters built for the Royal Australian Navy between 1940 and 1946.[1]

Design[edit]

The lighters were 186 feet (57 m) in length and 36 feet (11 m) beam and cost about £38,940 each to build.[2][3]

Oil fuel lighters[edit]

  • OFL 1201, Rocklea, built by Evans Deakin and Company, Brisbane
  • OFL 1202, built by Mort's Dock
  • OFL 1203, built by Mort's Dock
  • OFL 1204, built by Poole and Steel, sunk for target practice in October 1985.
  • OFL 1205
  • OFL 1206, built at the Williamstown Naval Dockyard, was completed on 12 October 1945, and was sold into mercantile service in 1968. Sunk as a target in 1993, to form part of an artificial reef.
  • OFL 1207, built at the Williamstown Naval Dockyard, was completed on 15 February 1946, and was still in service in the late 1980s.
  • OFL 1208, Karpoint, built by Evans Deakin and Company, Brisbane

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Michael; Australia. Navy Office. Naval Historical Records Section; Australia. Navy Office. Public Affairs (1994) (in English), Profile No. 4, Royal Australian Navy 21st century warships, Topmill, Marrickville, N.S.W, ISBN 0-646-22841-2
  2. ^ "Oil Fuel Lighter for Navy, £38,940 Contract Let". The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 19 January 1940, p.13. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tender for Lighter, Largest in Commonwealth, Brisbane firm successful.". Cairns Post, Saturday 20 January 1940, p.13. Retrieved 22 December 2011.