RFA Brown Ranger (A169)

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Brown Ranger (A169)
History
RFA Ensign
Name: Brown Ranger
Ordered: 28 August 1939[1]
Builder: Harland and Wolff[2]
Yard number: 1048[2]
Laid down: 28 October 1939[1][3]
Launched: 12 December 1940[1][4]
Completed: 11 April 1941[2]
Commissioned: 10 April 1941[1]
Decommissioned:
  • November 1974
  • Laid up at Devonport.
Struck: 1975
Fate: Demolition began at Gijón, 28 May 1975
General characteristics [4]
Class and type: Ranger-class fleet support tanker
Displacement: 6,630 long tons (6,736 t) full load
Length:
  • 365 ft 10 in (111.51 m) oa
  • 349 ft 6 in (106.53 m) pp
Beam: 47.0 ft (14.3 m)
Draught: 20.0 ft (6.1 m)
Propulsion:
  • 1 × 6-cylinder B&W diesel
  • 3,500 shp (2,600 kW)
  • 1 shaft
Speed: 12 kn (14 mph; 22 km/h)

RFA Brown Ranger (A169) was a fleet support tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

During World War II it played an important role in the Malta Convoys and in Pacific operations. It was moored at Gan, Addu Atoll in the Maldives, and was used to refuel Royal Navy ships when traversing the Indian Ocean. It also saw service during the Korean War, 25 June 1950 to 27 July 1953, along with 18 other RFAs and was awarded the Korea 1950-52 Battle Honour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d White, Christopher J.; Robinson, Peter. "RFA Brown Ranger". Historical RFA. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c McCluskie, Tom (2013). The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff. Stroud: The History Press. p. 147. ISBN 9780752488615. 
  3. ^ "A169 RFA Brown Rover". shipspotting/com. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Blackman 1971, p. 378.
  • Blackman, Raymond V. B. (1971). Jane's Fighting Ships 1971–72. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. ISBN 0-354-00096-9.