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RFA ABBEYDALE 1937-1960

GRT 8402. Built Swan Hunter. 4 cyl Doxford.
Torpedoed 1944 in Western Med and broke in two. When the two halves were eventually united in Taranto, the were rejoined. Sold BISCO 1960.
Dale Class Tankers. A group. Built 1937. 12235dwt. RFA Abbeydale. RFA Arndale. RFA Aldersdale. B group. RFA Bishopdale. RFA Broomdale. RFA Boardale.
C Group. Built 1939. 12000dwt. RFA Cairndale, sunk 1941. RFA Cedardale, scrapped 1960.
D Group. Built 1941/2. 1200dwt. RFA Darkdale, sunk 1941. RFA Denbydale, damaged 1941,scrapped 1957. RFA Derwentdale, LSG during WW2, sold1959. RFA Dewdale, LSG duringWW2, scrapped 1959. RFA Dingledale, sold 1959. RFA Dinsdale, sunk maiden voyage 1942.
E Group. Built 1941/2.12040dwt. RFA Eaglesdale, scrapped 1959. RFA Ennerdale, LSG, scrapped 1959. RFA Easedale, scrapped 1960. RFA Echodale, scrapped 1961. RFA Eppingdale, cancelled.

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