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Hearts of Oak

 

RFA Wave Class Oilers

Royal Fleet Auxiliary

 

PAGE THREE

WAVE LIBERATOR, WAVE MASTER, WAVE MONARCH,

WAVE PREMIER, WAVE PRINCE

 

WAVE LIBERATOR 1944

8,135 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 9th February 1944 as EMPIRE MILNER

Three drum type boilers.

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

Single screw; 6,800 shp; 15 knots

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

1946 WAVE LIBERATOR; Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Pennant : A248

1959 Scrapped Hong Kong.

 

Wave Liberator

 

Wave Liberator

 

WAVE MASTER 1944

8,199 grt; 16,650 tons nominal full displacement.

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

Built 1944 Sir J. Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland.

Launched 20th May 1944 as EMPIRE SALISBURY

Three drum type boilers.

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

Single screw; 6,800 shp; 15 knots

1944 EMPIRE SALISBURY ; MOWT; managed by Eagle Oil Co.

1946 WAVE MASTER; Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Pennant : A193

1963 Scrapped Singapore

 

Wave Master

 

Wave Master

 

WAVE MONARCH 1944 A264

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

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

Built 1944 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Govan, Glasgow

Launched 6th July 1944

Three drum type boilers.

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

Single screw; 6,800 shp; 15 knots

1945 July : Tankers in the Pacific : Task Force 112

1960 Sold to Societe Miroline, France : Renamed NOEMA

1964 8th April : Arrived at Bilbao,Spain for demolition

 

Wave Monarch

 

WAVE PREMIER 1946

8,200 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 27th June 1946

Three drum type boilers.

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

Single screw; 6,800 shp; 15 knots

1946 WAVE PREMIER; Royal Fleet Auxilairy

Pennant : A129

1950/3 Served in the Korean War

1960 Sold for scrap in 1960 to Rosyth for 63,000

 

Wave Premier

 

Wave Premier

 

WAVE PRINCE 1945

8,197 grt; 11,900 dwt; 16,650 tons nominal full displacement.

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

Built 1945 Sir J. Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. 

Launched 27th July 1945 as EMPIRE HERALD

Three drum type boilers.

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

Single screw; 6,800 shp; 15 knots

1946 EMPIRE HERALD ; MOWT; Managed by Athel Ltd.

1947 WAVE PRINCE; Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Pennant : A207

1950/3 Served in the Korean War

1961 Refitted and modernised.

1971 Sold for scrap.

1971 Scrapped Burriana, Spain.

 

Wave Prince

 

Wave Prince

 

 

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