RFA Pearleaf (A77)
RFA Pearleaf (A77) in 1986
|Builder:||Blythswood Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Scotstoun, Glasgow|
|Launched:||15 October 1959|
|Commissioned:||15 January 1960|
|Decommissioned:||8 May 1986|
|Class & type:||Leaf-class tanker|
|Displacement:||25,790 long tons (26,204 t)|
|Length:||568 ft (173 m)|
|Beam:||72 ft (22 m)|
|Draught:||30 ft (9.1 m)|
|Propulsion:||1 × 6-cylinder Doxford diesel engine, 1 shaft|
|Speed:||15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
Pearleaf and her sister-ship Plumleaf (A78) were originally built by Blythswood Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, in Scotstoun, Glasgow, for and owned by Jacobs & Partners Ltd, London. They were both taken over on completion by the Ministry of Defence, on a 20 year bareboat charter.
Pearleaf was returned to owners, and then sold to Petrostar Co. Ltd of Saudi Arabia. Renamed Nejmat el Petrol XIX, she served as a static fuel storage facility.
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