RFA Brambleleaf (A81)

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For other ships with the same name, see RFA Brambleleaf.
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RFA Brambleleaf (A81) at Portsmouth Harbour
RFA Ensign
Name: RFA Brambleleaf
Builder: Cammell Laird, Birkenhead
Laid down: 23 July 1974
Launched: 22 January 1976
Commissioned: 20 February 1980
Honours and
Al Faw 2003
Fate: Towed to Gent for Scrapping 18 August 2009
General characteristics
Class and type: Leaf-class tanker
Displacement: 40,870 t (40,225 long tons) full load
Length: 170.7 m (560 ft 0 in)
Beam: 25.9 m (85 ft 0 in)
Draught: 11 m (36 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 2 Crossley-Pielsticks pc 2 v14 on one shaft
Speed: 15 knots (17 mph; 28 km/h)
Complement: 56 RFA

RFA Brambleleaf (A81) was a Leaf-class support tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. She should not be confused with the support/freighting tanker RFA Brambleleaf of 1959, also with the pennant number A81. On 18 August 2009 she was towed to Ghent for scrapping.