Spalake

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
Spalake
Vessel Type: 
Naval Tanker
Official Number: 
181508
GRT: 
672
Year Built: 
1946
Arrival Date: 
31/08/1977
Original Builder: 
Charles Hill & Sons, Bristol
Original Yard No.: 
338
Other Information: 

 
SPA-Class Water Tank Ship built for The Admiralty                          Pennant Nos.  X 123 / A 260
 
May 1944    :  Ordered
13-08-1945 :  Laid down
10-08-1946 :  Launched
28-11-1946 :  Completed
 
Cost at delivery  =  £76,000
 
Dimensions :  52.4 metres  x  9.1 metres  x  3.7 metres
 
Propulsion  :  3-cylinder triple-expansion steam reciprocating engine of 675 SHP driving a single screw shaft
 
Speed :   9 knots
 
Boilers - coal-fired
 
Armaments :  1 x 3 inch Deck Gun  +  2 x 22mm A.A. Guns
 
Initially based in Malta but spent a period in Reserve at Sheerness, then :
29-09-1947  :  Bareboat chartered to the War Office
14-10-1959  :  Sailed from Malta for Tobruk
11-12-1959  :  Arrived Malta from Benghazi
22-05-1960  :  Sailed from Malta for Tobruk
24-06-1977  :  Vessel sold to W. H. Arnott Young & Company of Dalmuir, Scotland, for scrapping
August 1977:  Arrived at Dalmuir then despatched to WSSCL at Troon for breaking up
 
 
 

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