RFA Cedardale (A380)

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RFA EnsignUnited Kingdom
Name: RFA Cedardale
Builder: Blythswood Shipbuilding Company Ltd
Launched: 25 March 1939
Commissioned: 25 May 1939
Decommissioned: 15 November 1959
Fate: Sold for scrapping at Hong Kong on 2 February 1960
General characteristics
Class and type: Dale-class fleet tanker
Displacement: 17,000 long tons (17,273 t)
Length: 483 ft (147 m)
Beam: 58 ft 6 in (17.83 m)
Draught: 27 ft 6 in (8.38 m)
Propulsion: Burmeister & Wain 8-clylinder diesels with a single shaft
Speed: 13 knots (15 mph; 24 km/h)
Range: 16,400 nautical miles (30,370 km) at 11.5 knots (21 km/h)
Capacity: 12,000 long tons (12,193 t)
Complement: 40

RFA Cedardale (A380) was a Dale-class fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. It was originally one of two ships which were purchased by the Admiralty from the Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co for evaluation purposes. Cedardale was decommissioned on 15 November 1959 and laid up at Hong Kong.