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A137 RFA Tiderace

UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

IMO: 9655547
MMSI: 235109337
Flight Deck: TR
Call Sign: GXRL
Shipyard: Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering


History of UK RFA Tiderace A137

2016-dec-01 KR Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering Naming ceremony at DSME Okpo, South Korea. Yard no 7045.
2017-jan-14TrialsTrials start of builders pre-delivery trials
2017-jun-29 accepted off contract by RFA at DSME, S Korea
2017-sep-25HomeportHomeport A and P Falmouth MARS Tanker Arrived in Falmouth at Duchy Wharf, for UK weapons and communications fit
2018-jul-30AircraftAircraft 1st at sea landing of a Merlin HM.2, from 814 NAS
2018-augDeploymentDeployment WESTLANT 18 departed Portland as logistic support for HMS Queen Elizabeth maiden deployment on 11 week WESTLANT 18 exercise off east coast of USA.
2018-aug-02CommissionedCommissioned Portland Harbour Joined the RFA Fleet at Portland as 2nd Tide class MARS tanker
2018-aug-20NEWSUKHMNB Portsmouth Merlin Mk4 Deck Quals on HMS Queen Elizabeth
2018-nov-02Port VisitPort Visit Anchorage Charlie In Plymouth Sound, at C Buoy
2019-augRefitRefit Birkenhead Aug 2019, to Cammell-Laird for periodic hull inspection. In queue for work once RFA Tidespring completes. Refit complete by Jun 2020
2021-marDeploymentDeployment Supprting HMS Lancaster and HMS Westminster as part of JEF international martime security and freedom of navigation deployment to the Baltic.
2021-apr-29RefitRefit Cammell Laird to Birkenhead, for refit

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Tide class
37000light (tn)
200.80length (m)
28.60beam (m)
10draught (m)

2Naval Gun single 30 mm
2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm

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