RFA Bayleaf (A79)

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History
United Kingdom
Name:

London Integrity (1955–59, 1973–77)[1]

RFA Bayleaf (1959–73)[1]
Port of registry:

United Kingdom (1955–59, 1973–77)[1]

United Kingdom
Builder: Furness Shipbuilding Co., Stockton-on-Tees, England[1]
Yard number: 460[1]
Launched: 28 October 1954[1]
Commissioned: 16 June 1959 and renamed Bayleaf[1]
Decommissioned: Returned to her owners in March 1973; name reverted to original[1]
Renamed: London Integrity (1954-59 and 1973-77)[1]
Homeport: London (with LOF)[1]
Fate: Scrapped in January 1977[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Leaf class tanker
Displacement: 12,126 GRT, 6,940 net, 17,930 deadweight[1]
Length: 556 ft 6 in (169.62 m)[1]
Beam: 71 ft 5 in (21.77 m)[1]
Draught: 30 ft 6 in (9.30 m)[1]
Installed power: 6800 bhp[1]
Propulsion: 1 × 6-cylinder Doxford single-acting two-stroke diesel engine.[1]
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h)[1]
Notes: sister ship: RFA Brambleleaf (A81)

RFA Bayleaf (A79) was a Leaf-class support tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and the second ship to bear the name.

Bayleaf was launched by the Furness Shipbuilding Company of Stockton-on-Tees.[1] She was launched as the civilian London Integrity for London & Overseas Freighters in 1954 and completed in 1955.[1] She was a sister ship of RFA Brambleleaf (A81) built by the same shipyard for LOF the previous year.

She was bareboat chartered for the RFA in 1959 and renamed RFA Bayleaf.[1] She was returned to her owners in 1973, with whom she traded as the London Integrity again until the end of 1976.[1]

On 7 January 1977 she was sold for scrap and on 25 January 1977 she arrived in Burriana in Spain to be broken up.[1]

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