RFA Wave Sovereign (A211)

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RFA EnsignUnited Kingdom
Name: RFA Wave Sovereign
Ordered: 29 May 1943
Builder: Furness Shipbuilding Company, Haverton Hill-on-Tees
Laid down: 10 May 1944
Launched: 20 November 1945
Commissioned: 28 February 1946
Decommissioned: 1966
Fate: Scrapped in May 1967
General characteristics
Tonnage: 8,187 gross register tons (GRT)
Displacement: 16,483 tonnes full load
Length: 492 ft 8 in (150.16 m)
Beam: 64 ft 4 in (19.61 m)
Draught: 28 ft 6 in (8.69 m)
Propulsion: Parsons double reduction geared turbines,3 drum type boilers, 6,800 hp (5,100 kW).
Speed: 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h)

RFA Wave Sovereign (A211) was a Wave-class fleet support tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and was built at Haverton Hill by the Furness Shipbuilding Company. She was extensively modified in the early 1960s.

She was decommissioned in 1966 and laid up at Singapore.[1] Wave Sovereign was scrapped there in May 1967.

Wave Sovereign replenishing HMS Ocean and HMCS Nootka off Korea, 1952.


  1. ^ "Straits Times". 15 January 1966. Retrieved 4 May 2015.