RFA Wave Duke (A246)

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Career (UK) RFA Ensign
Name: SS Empire Mars (1944-46)
RFA Wave Duke (1946-69)
Builder: Sir J. Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland
Launched: 16 November 1944
Commissioned: 16 November 1946
Decommissioned: 30 April 1960
Fate: Scrapped in 1970
General characteristics
Tonnage: 8,187 gross register tons (GRT)
Displacement: 16,483 tonnes full load
Length: 492 ft 8 in (150.16 m)
Beam: 64 ft 4 in (19.61 m)
Draught: 28 ft 6 in (8.69 m)
Propulsion: 2 x Metrovick double reduction geared steam turbines, 6,800 hp (5,100 kW).
Speed: 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h)

RFA Wave Duke (A246) was a Wave-class fleet support tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary built at Sir J. Laing & Sons Ltd at Sunderland. She saw service during the Korean War. She was laid up at Devonport on 30 April 1960, and arrived at Bilbao to be scrapped on 25 December 1969.