RFA Blue Ranger (A157)

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History
RFA Ensign
Name: Blue Ranger
Ordered: 28 August 1939
Builder: Harland and Wolff[1]
Yard number: 1047[1]
Laid down: 26 October 1939
Launched: 29 January 1941
Completed: 6 June 1941[1]
Commissioned: 5 June 1941
Decommissioned:
  • June 1966
  • Laid up at Devonport
Struck: 1975
Fate:
  • Sold commercially in January 1972 and renamed Korytsa
  • Arrived Alliaga for demolition, 8 September 1987
General characteristics
Class and type: Ranger-class fleet support tanker
Displacement: 6,700 long tons (6,808 t) full load
Length: 365 ft 10 in (111.51 m)
Beam: 47 ft (14 m)
Draught: 20 ft 2 in (6.15 m)
Propulsion:
  • 1 × 6-cylinder B&W diesel
  • 3,500 shp (2,600 kW)
  • 1 shaft
Speed: 13 knots (15 mph; 24 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nmi (11,000 km) at 13 kn (15 mph; 24 km/h)
Complement: 40

RFA Blue Ranger (A157) was a fleet support tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c McCluskie, Tom (2013). The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff. Stroud: The History Press. p. 147. ISBN 9780752488615.