RFA Spabeck (A227)

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History
RFA Ensign
Name: RFA Spabeck
Ordered: September 1941
Laid down: 14 May 1943
Launched: 21 June 1943, as Rivulet
Commissioned: 3 September 1943, as Spabeck
Decommissioned: March 1966
Struck: 1966
Fate: Scrapped, 1966
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,219 long tons (1,239 t)
Length: 172 ft (52 m)
Beam: 30 ft (9.1 m)
Draught: 12 ft (3.7 m)
Propulsion:
  • 3-cylinder triple expansion steam engine, 675 shp (503 kW)
  • 1 shaft
Speed: 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph)
Armament:
  • 1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun
  • 2 × 20 mm AA guns

RFA Spabeck (A227) was a coastal water carrier of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

Spabeck, ordered in September 1941, was laid down on 14 May 1943, and launched on 21 June 1943 as Rivulet. Commissioned on 3 September 1943 as Spabeck, she was decommissioned in March 1966 after having been used to carry hydrogen peroxide fuel for the experimental submarines Explorer and Excalibur. Laid up at Devonport, she arrived at Antwerp en route to Willebroek for scrapping on 14 May 1966.