RFA Fort Duquesne (A229)
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|Name:||RFA Fort Duquesne|
|Launched:||28 September 1944, as Queensborough Park|
|Commissioned:||25 November 1944, as Fort Duquesne|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping, 1967|
|Length:||439 ft 4 in (133.91 m)|
|Beam:||57 ft 2 in (17.42 m)|
|Draught:||27 ft (8.2 m)|
|Speed:||11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)|
|Range:||11,400 nmi (21,100 km) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph)|
|Aviation facilities:||Fitted with a small landing platform aft|
RFA Fort Duquesne (A229) was an air stores ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
The ship was launched on 28 September 1944 and named Queensborough Park, and commissioned on 25 November 1944 and renamed Fort Duquesne. The ship was transferred to the RFA on 16 September 1947.
In 1955 she starred in the film The Battle of the River Plate, playing the German freighter Tacoma, which took the crew off German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee before she was scuttled off Montevideo.
Fort Duquesne was decommissioned in April 1967 and put in reserve at Chatham. She arrived at the Scheldt for demolition at Tamise on 29 June 1967.
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