RFA Orangeleaf (A110)
RFA Orangeleaf during refit at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead
|Decommissioned:||30th September 2015|
|Al Faw 2003|
|Class and type:||Leaf-class fleet support tanker|
|Length:||560 ft (170.69 m)|
|Beam:||85 ft (25.91 m)|
|Draught:||36 ft (10.97 m)|
|Speed:||15 knots (28 km/h)|
Orangeleaf saw action in the Gulf War in 1991. During early-to-mid-2004, the ship took part in a deployment with a French carrier battle group, centred on the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, to the Indian Ocean. She also appeared in the International Fleet Review of 2005.
On 23 October 2009, she was moved from Birkenhead dry-docks into the River Mersey and so to the Cammell Laird shipyard to continue a major refit.
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