RFA Plumleaf (A78)

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For other ships of the same name, see RFA Plumleaf.
RFA Plumleaf (A78) refueling USS America (CVA-66) c1970.jpg
Plumleaf refueling USS America (CVA-66), circa 1970
Career (UK) RFA Ensign
Name: RFA Plumleaf (A78)
Operator: Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Launched: 29 March 1960
Decommissioned: May 1986
Fate: Scrapped in Kaohsiung 17 December 1986
General characteristics
Class and type: Leaf-class tanker
Displacement: 26,4080 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.

She was launched on 29 March 1960. She displaced 26,480 tons, with a length of 560 feet, a beam of 72 feet 1 inch and a draught of 30 feet 14 inch. Her 1 x 6-cylinder Doxford diesel gave the ship a top speed of 15 knots. She saw service during the Falklands War. Plumleaf was decommissioned in 1986, arriving at Kaohsiung for demolition on 17 December 1986. Prior to being sent for demolition, RFA Plumleaf spent time in Gibraltar being made ready for handover.