A136 RFA Tidespring

UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

2017 to present    


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Flight Deck:
Call Sign: GXRG
See Also: AO Improved Tide class A75


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History of UK A136 RFA Tidespring

2014-jun-27Laid downKRDaewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering first steel cut at DSME Okpo yard.
2017-apr-2HomeportA and P Falmouth MARS Tanker Arrived in Falmouth at Duchy Wharf, for UK weapons and communications fit
2017-nov-27CommissionedHMNB Portsmouth Joined the RFA Fleet at Portsmouth as the 1st MARS tanker
2019-febRefitBirkenhead Feb 2019 to Cammell-Laird for periodic hull inspection and installation of Phalanx mounting points only. Planned 4 month alongside has extended significantly.
2019-dec-20Port VisitHMD Devonport alongside at HMNB Devonport for Christmas



    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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