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.



    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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