RFA Orangeleaf (A110)

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For other ships of the same name, see RFA Orangeleaf.
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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
awards:
Al Faw 2003
Status: in active service, as of 2014
General characteristics
Class & 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 (A110) is a Leaf-class fleet support tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.[2]

RFA 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 around the Charles de Gaulle to the Indian Ocean.

She also appeared in the International Fleet Review of 2005.

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.

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

In 2011, she conducted a "Light Jackstay Transfer" with HMS Dragon.[4]

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References[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