Unit History: RFA Wave Commander
WAVE COMMANDER 1944
8,141 grt; 16,650 tons nominal full displacement.
465ft 3ins (492ft 6ins o/a) x 64ft x 35ft 6ins (68ft o/a)
Built 1944 Furness Shipbuilding Ltd, Haverton Hill-on-Tees.
Launched 21st April 1944 as EMPIRE PALADIN
Three drum type boilers.
Two Metrovick type doubled reducing geared HP & LP Steam Turbines
Single screw; 6,800 shp; 15 knots
1944 EMPIRE PALADIN ; MOWT ; Managed by Athel
1946 WAVE COMMANDER, Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Pennant : A244
1954 14th July ; Involved in a collision in the Straits of Gibraltar, in fog,
with the BP tanker BRITISH UNITY.
WAVE COMMANDER was escorted back to Gibraltar by WAVE BARON.
1959 Scrapped Inverkeithing