RFA Orangeleaf (A110)

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For other ships of the same name, see RFA Orangeleaf.
RFA Orangeleaf during refit at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead
Career (UK)
Name: RFA Orangeleaf
Builder: Cammell Laird
Launched: 1973
Commissioned: 1979[1]
Identification: Pennant number: A110
Call sign: GURK
IMO number: 7342005
MMSI number: 233304000
Honours and
Al Faw 2003
Status: Laid up at Birkenhead (In service)
General characteristics
Class and type: Leaf-class fleet support tanker
Displacement: 40,870 tonnes
Length: 560 ft (170.69 m)
Beam: 85 ft (25.91 m)
Draught: 36 ft (10.97 m)
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 56
Armament: 2 20mm GAM-BO1
4 7.62 mm GPMGs

RFA Orangeleaf is a Leaf-class fleet support tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.[2]

As MV Balder London,[3] before joining the RFA, she saw action in 1982, carrying aviation fuel to the Falkland Islands from Ascension. At the end of the conflict, she entered San Carlos water.

Orangeleaf saw action in the Gulf War in 1991. During early-to-mid-2004, the ship took part in a deployment with a French carrier battle group, centred on the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, to the Indian Ocean. She also appeared in the International Fleet Review of 2005.

On 23 October 2009, she was moved from Birkenhead dry-docks into the River Mersey and so to the Cammell Laird shipyard to continue a major refit.

In 2011, she conducted a light jackstay transfer with HMS Dragon.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "ORANGELEAF". www.marinetraffic.com. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "The RFA ORANGELEAF". www.fleetmon.com. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "RFA Orangeleaf". www.royalnavy.mod.uk. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/News-and-Events/Latest-News/2012/March/27/120327-Light-Jackstay-Transfer