RFA Spa (A192)

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History
RFA Ensign
Name: RFA Spa
Ordered: October 1939
Builder: Philip & Son, Dartford
Laid down: 26 September 1940[1]
Launched: 8 November 1941[2]
Commissioned: 24 April 1942[1]
Fate: Laid up at Greenock. Arrived Passage West, Cork for scrapping, 9 October 1970[1]
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: Spa-class water carrier
Tonnage: 500 long tons (510 t) {{{amt}}} DWT
Displacement: 1,219 long tons (1,239 t) full load
Length:
  • 172 ft (52 m) oa
  • 160 ft (49 m) pp
Beam: 30 ft (9.1 m)
Draught: 12 ft (3.7 m)
Propulsion:
  • 3-cylinder triple expansion steam engine, 675 ihp (503 kW)
  • 1 shaft
Speed: 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph)
Armament:

RFA Spa (A192) was a coastal water carrier of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Her bell is now in the chapel of St Nicholas, Langstone, Havant.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c White, Christopher J.; Robinson, Peter. "RFA Spa". Historical RFA. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Blackman 1962, p. 293.
  • Blackman, Raymond V. B. (1962). Jane's Fighting Ships 1962–63. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.