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  • A137 RFA Tiderace

    UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    2018 to present    


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


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    History of UK A137 RFA Tiderace

    2016-dec-1KRDaewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering Naming ceremony at DSME Okpo, South Korea. Yard no 7045.
    2017-jan-14Trialsstart of builders pre-delivery trials
    2017-jun-29accepted off contract by RFA at DSME, S Korea
    2017-sep-25HomeportA and P Falmouth MARS Tanker Arrived in Falmouth at Duchy Wharf, for UK weapons and communications fit
    2018-jul-30Aircraft1st at sea landing of a Merlin HM.2, from 814 NAS
    2018-augDeploymentWESTLANT 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-2CommissionedPortland Harbour Joined the RFA Fleet at Portland as 2nd Tide class MARS tanker
    2018-aug-20NEWS UKHMNB Portsmouth Merlin Mk4 Deck Quals on HMS Queen Elizabeth
    2018-nov-2Port VisitAnchorage Charlie In Plymouth Sound, at C Buoy
    2019-augRefitBirkenhead Aug 2019, to Cammell-Laird for periodic hull inspection. In queue for work once RFA Tidespring completes. Refit complete by Jun 2020
    2021-marDeploymentSupprting HMS Lancaster and HMS Westminster as part of JEF international martime security and freedom of navigation deployment to the Baltic.
    2021-apr-29RefitCammell Laird to Birkenhead, for refit



        from 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



        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy AW EH101 01
    UK Royal Air Force B 414 - H-47D Chinook 01

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    KR Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering, Geoje-Daero

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