Auxiliary
Aase Maersk

Type
Fleet Attendant Tanker
Role Fleet Replenishment
Builder
Odense Staalskibs
Launched
25 June 1930
Commissioned
Not Commissioned
Fate
Returned to her Danish owners in 1945. Broken-up in December 1960.
Dimensions & Displacement
Displacement 6184 tons
Length 407 feet
Beam 54.5 feet
Draught 30 feet
Performance
Speed 11 knots
Armament
Guns
  • 1 x 4-inch gun
  • 1-12-pdr gun
  • 4 x Machine guns
Awards
Battle Honours OKINAWA 1945

The Danish motor vessel Aase Maersk was built at Odense, Denmark in 1930. Although never commissioned in the Royal Australian Navy she provided valuable service as a fleet attendant tanker between 1942 and 1945 operating in the South-West Pacific area and as part of TF117, the Fleet Train, attached to the British Pacific Fleet.

Aase Maersk was returned to her Danish owners in 1945 and broken up in December 1960.

Auxiliary Aase Maersk
Auxiliary Aase Maersk