Spalake

Vessel name on Arrival: Spalake

Original Builder: Charles Hill & Sons, Bristol

Original Yard No: 338

Official Number: 181508

Vessel Type: navaltanker

GRT: 672

Year Built: 1946

Arrival Date: 30/08/1977

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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