RFA Ennerdale (A173)
|Commissioned:||11 July 1941|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping, broken up 1959|
|Class and type:||Dale-class fleet tanker|
|Displacement:||16,782 long tons (17,051 t)|
|Length:||483 ft (147 m)|
|Beam:||59 ft 6 in (18.14 m)|
|Draught:||27 ft 6 in (8.38 m)|
|Propulsion:||1 × triple expansion steam engine, 1 shaft|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (13.2 mph; 21.3 km/h)|
In August 1943, Captain S.T. Dunster was awarded the OBE. The citation read:
- "The ship [RFA Ennerdale] played a vital part in carrying oil and petrol to forces operating off the coast of North Africa and was the focus of sustained and heavy air attacks. So skilfully was she handled by her Master and so efficient was her barrage that she sustained no damage, and performed invaluable work. In addition to this service, her Master did well in two Malta Convoys earlier in the war. His courage and resource have been unfailing."
In December 1945 she was damaged by a mine at Port Swettenham and returned to UK for repair. After the war she resumed freighting duties as a tanker.
Ennerdale was sold to the British Iron & Steel Corporation for scrapping and broken up 1959-60.
- Captain E.E. Sigwart (1969). Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Adlard Coles. ISBN 0-229-98581-5.
- Adams/Smith (2005). The Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Chatham Publishing. ISBN 1861762593.
- Houterman, Hans. "RFA Officers". Retrieved 29 August 2007.