RFA Wave Prince (A207)

From SpottingWorld, the Hub for the SpottingWorld network...
Career (UK) RFA Ensign
Name: SS Empire Herald (1945-47)
RFA Wave Prince (1947-71)
Builder: Furness Shipbuilding Company, Haverton Hill-on-Tees
Laid down: 1945
Launched: 27 July 1945
Commissioned: 12 February 1947
Decommissioned: August 1965
Fate: Scrapped in 1971
General characteristics
Tonnage: 8,187 gross register tons (GRT)
Displacement: 16,483 tonnes full load
Length: 492 feet 8 inches (150.16 m)
Beam: 64 feet 4 inches (19.61 m)
Draught: 28 feet 6 inches (8.69 m)
Propulsion: Parsons double reduction geared turbines,3 drum type boilers, 6,800 horsepower (5,100 kW).
Speed: 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h)

RFA Wave Prince (A207) was a Wave-class fleet support tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. She was built by Sir J. Laing & Sons Ltd at Sunderland.

She was employed as an underway replenishment oiler. During 1961-1962 she was modified extensively. She was laid up at Devonport in August 1965 and arrived at Burriana for scrapping on 16 December 1971.