A137 RFA Tiderace

UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

2018 to present    


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Call Sign: GXRL


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History of UK A137 RFA Tiderace

2016-dec-1KRDaewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering Naming ceremony at DSME Okpo, South Korea
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



    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
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KR Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering, Geoje-Daero

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