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Unit History: RFA Fortol

RFA Fortol
built by A McMillan & Son Dumbarton,
Yard No 467
Engines by D Rowan & Son Ltd, Glasgow
Propulsion: steam, triple expansion, single screw, 3375ihp giving 14.5 knots
Launched: Monday, 21/05/1917
Built: 1917
Ship Type: Tanker
Tonnage: 2629 grt
Length: 342.5 feet
Breadth: 41.5 feet
Owner History:
The Admiralty, London
Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 06/08/1958
Remarks: Completed: September 1917
Crew 39
Served in the UK, Mediterranean, East Indies and China Station
 
1935 converted to a white oil carrier for service in the Gulf of Suez and Aden area and was in that service for part of the war.
 
Relieved by Green Ranger and then resumed black oil duties serving at Scapa and Lerwick on Fleet Attendance duties.
 
After the war she was on station at Rosyth and the East Coast of Scotland. June 1958 sold to the British Iron & Steel Corporation for scrap.
 
Scrapped at Rosyth
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Active From: 1917 - 1958

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