Unit History: RFA Prestol

RFA Prestol
built by Napier & Miller Old Kilpatrick,
Yard No 211
Engines by J G Kincaid Ltd, Greenock
Launched: Tuesday, 04/09/1917
Built: 1917
Ship Type: Tanker
Propulsion: Single screw, TE,. 3375ihp giving 14.5 knots
Tonnage: 2629 grt
Length: 319.7 feet.
Breadth: 41.6 feet.
Owner History:
The Admiralty, London
Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 08/06/1958
Second 2000 ton Class Crew 39 Served mainly with the Home Fleet based at Portsmouth during peacetime, accompanying them on cruises.
1923 fuelling at sea experiments off Portland. Towed Carol while fuelling her
1935/36 carried out Paravane experiments and cutting dummy mines placed at Spithead for HMS Vernon
1958 sold to the British Iron & Steel Corporation for scrapping. Arrived at White, St Davids 8/6/1958 for BU.

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