RFA Abbeydale (A109)

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RFA EnsignUnited Kingdom
Name: RFA Abbeydale
Ordered: 1936
Builder: Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd
Launched: 28 December 1936
Commissioned: 4 March 1937
Decommissioned: 18 September 1959
Fate: Arrived at shipbreakers for scrapping on 4 September 1960
General characteristics
Displacement: 17,210 tonnes full load
Length: 481 ft 6 in (146.76 m)
Beam: 61 ft 8 in (18.80 m)
Draught: 27 ft 6 in (8.38 m)
  • 1 × 4 cyl Doxford diesel engine
  • 687 nhp
  • One shaft
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)
Complement: 44

RFA Abbeydale (A109) was a fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and was originally one of six ships ordered by the British Tanker Co which were purchased on the stocks by the Admiralty.

She was built by Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd and launched on 28 December 1936. Abbeydale served until being decommissioned on 18 September 1959 and laid up at HMNB Devonport. She was then sold for scrapping, arriving at the breakers' yards Thos W Ward at Barrow-in-Furness on 4 September 1960 .