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RFA Brown Ranger (A169)

Brown Ranger (A169)
History
RFA Ensign
Name: Brown Ranger
Ordered: 28 August 1939[1]
Builder: Harland and Wolff[2]
Yard number: 1048[2]
Laid down: 28 October 1939[1][3]
Launched: 12 December 1940[1][4]
Completed: 11 April 1941[2]
Commissioned: 10 April 1941[1]
Decommissioned:
  • November 1974
  • Laid up at Devonport.
Struck: 1975
Fate: Demolition began at Gijón, 28 May 1975
General characteristics [4]
Class & type: Ranger-class fleet support tanker
Displacement: 6,630 long tons (6,736 t) full load
Length:
  • 365 ft 10 in (111.51 m) oa
  • 349 ft 6 in (106.53 m) pp
Beam: 47.0 ft (14.3 m)
Draught: 20.0 ft (6.1 m)
Propulsion:
  • 1 × 6-cylinder B&W diesel
  • 3,500 shp (2,600 kW)
  • 1 shaft
Speed: 12 kn (14 mph; 22 km/h)

RFA Brown Ranger (A169) was a fleet support tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

During World War II she played an important role in the Malta Convoys and in Pacific operations. She also saw service during the Korean War, 25 June 1950 to 27 July 1953, along with 18 other RFA’s and was awarded the Korea 1950-52 Battle Honour

References

  1. ^ a b c d White, Christopher J.; Robinson, Peter. "RFA Brown Ranger". Historical RFA. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c McCluskie, Tom (2013). The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff. Stroud: The History Press. p. 147.  
  3. ^ "A169 RFA Brown Rover". shipspotting/com. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Blackman 1971, p. 378.
  • Blackman, Raymond V. B. (1971). Jane's Fighting Ships 1971–72. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co.  


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