Ship No 483
RFA Bacchus was an order from British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd. She was to be part of a two ship order, being the sister ship to “Hebe” and they were amongst the largest ships built in the Leith Shipyards.
At 4823 Grt (5218 dwt) and with a length between perpendiculars of 350 feet and a beam of 55 feet, along with a design draught of 31 feet.
She was launched on 4th of June 1962. She was handed back to her owners on 8th November 1962.
She was chartered on a long term bare boat charter by the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
Bacchus was to serve the MOD (Royal Fleet Auxiliary) for the full nineteen years of her charter and was handed back to her owners in 1981.
She continued working for another six years under new ownership before being sold for scrap in 1986.