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RFA Wave Class Oilers

Royal Fleet Auxiliary

 

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WAVE PROTECTOR, WAVE REGENT, WAVE RULER

WAVE SOVEREIGN, WAVE VICTOR

 

 

WAVE PROTECTOR  1944

8,148 grt; 16,650 tons nominal full displacement.

465ft 3ins x 64ft x 35ft 6ins (68ft o/a)

Furness Shipbuilding Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees.

Launched 20th July 1944 as EMPIRE PROTECTOR(2)

Three drum type boilers.

Two Parson type doubled reducing geared HP & LP Steam Turbines.

Single screw; 6,800 shp; 15 knots

1944 EMPIRE PROTECTOR; MOWT; managed Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.

1946 WAVE PROTECTOR; Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Pennant : A215

1958 Fuelling Hulk ; Malta

1963 Scrapped Le Grazie, Italy

 

Wave Protector

 

WAVE REGENT  1945

8,200 grt; 16,650 tons nominal full displacement.

465ft 3ins x 64ft x 35ft 6ins (68ft o/a)

Built 1945  Furness Shipbuilding Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees.

Launched 29th March 1945

Three drum type boilers.

Two Metrovick type doubled reducing geared HP & LP Steam Turbines.

Single screw; 6,800 shp; 15 knots

1945 WAVE REGENT; Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Pennant : A210

1960 Scrapped in Faslane 1960

 

Wave Regent

 

Wave Regent

 

WAVE RULER  1946

8,138 grt; 16,650 tons nominal full displacement.

465ft 3ins x 64ft x 35ft 6ins (68ft o/a)

Built 1946  Furness Shipbuilding Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees.

Launched 17th January 1946 as EMPIRE EVESHAM

Three drum type boilers.

Two Parson type doubled reducing geared HP & LP Steam Turbines.

Single screw; 6,800 shp; 15 knots

1946 EMPIRE EVESHAM ; MOWT

1947 WAVE RULER; Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Pennant : A212

1952 WAVE RULER was damaged by fire while anchored off Greenock.

1952 Served during the Cod War

1953 Aground near Swansea.

1958 Served at the Christmas Island Nuclear Tests

1970 Fuelling hulk ; Gan Island, Maldives

1975 Sold for scrap.

1977 Scrapped Taiwan.

 

Wave Ruler

 

Wave Ruler

 

Wave Ruler

 

WAVE SOVEREIGN  1945

8,200 grt; 16,650 tons nominal full displacement.

465ft 3ins x 64ft x 35ft 6ins (68ft o/a)

Built 1945  Furness Shipbuilding Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees.

Launched 20th November 1945

Three drum type boilers.

Two Parson type doubled reducing geared HP & LP Steam Turbines.

Single screw; 6,800 shp; 15 knots

1945 WAVE SOVEREIGN : Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Pennant : A211

1948 October : WAVE SOVEREIGN was in collision with the battle class

         destroyer HMS SLUYS while conducting a RAS, suffering slight damage.

1950/3  Served in the Korean War

1958  Served at the Christmas Island Nuclear Tests

1966 Scrapped.

 

Wave Sovereign

 

Wave Sovereign

 

WAVE VICTOR  1943

8,128 grt; 16,650 tons nominal full displacement.

465ft 3ins x 64ft x 35ft 6ins (68ft o/a)

Built 1944  Furness Shipbuilding Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees.

Launched 30th September 1943 as EMPIRE BOUNTY  

Three drum type boilers.

Two Parson type doubled reducing geared HP & LP Steam Turbines.

Single screw; 6,800 shp; 15 knots

1943 EMPIRE BOUNTY; MOWT; managed Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.

1946 WAVE VICTOR, Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
Pennant :
A220

1954 January : WAVE VICTOR had a major engine room fire and had to be

         abandoned, the fire was put out the following day.

         The vessel was nearly lost due to this fire.
1960 Chartered to Air Ministry, fuelling hulk at Gan Island, Maldives.
1975 Hulked  Manila Bay, Philippines

1981 Scrapped

 

Wave Victor

 

 

 

 

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