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Unit History: RFA Wave Baron

RFA Wave Baron
WAVE BARON 1946
 
8,182 grt; 11,900 dwt; 16,483 tons full displacement.
 
465ft 3ins (492ft 6ins o/a) x 64ft x 35ft 6ins (68ft o/a)
 
Built 1946  Furness Shipbuilding Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees.
 
Launched February 19th 1946 as EMPIRE FLODDEN
 
Three drum type boilers.
 
Two Metrovick type doubled reducing geared HP & LP Steam Turbines.
 
Single screw; 6,800 shp; 15 knots
 
1946 WAVE BARON; Royal Fleet Auxiliary
 
Pennant : A242
 
1950/3  Served in the Korean War
 
1954 July : Escorted damaged WAVE COMMANDER into Gibraltar.
 
1961 Refitted and modernised.
 
1969 Laid up at Devonport.
 
1972 Sold and Scrapped at Bilbao.
 
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Active From: 1946 - 1972

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