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  • A76 RFA Tidepool

    UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary

    1982 to 1997 - CL Chilean Navy - AO-52 Almirante Jorge Montt    



    1963 to 1982    


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    Flight Deck: TP
    Call Sign: GJMB


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    History of UK A76 RFA Tidepool

    1961-feb-28Ordered
    1961-dec-4Laid down
    1962-dec-11Launched
    1963-jun-28Commissionedto replace RFA Wave Sovereign.
    1963-sepPort Visitvisited International Maritime show in Helsinki, Finland
    1966-marDeploymentMozambique Channel Beira Beira Patrol off Moazmbique to enforce UN sanctions against Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
    1966-dec-9RefitRefit at Vickers at Hebburn on Tyneside - site owned in 2010 by A&P Tyneside.
    1977-jan-26DeploymentLeft Portsmouth with RFA Tarbatness and RFA Green Rover for an Atlantic deployment, supporting HMS Tiger and her escort group until May 1977.
    1977-sep-5DeploymentDeparted HMNB Portsmouth for 7.5 month group deployment (TG 317.6) to Australia and Far East, supporting HMS Tiger and in company with HMS Rhyl, RFA Grey Rover, RFA Regent and RFA Tarbatness. Returned 20 Apr 1978.
    1980-decDeployment Armilla Patrol with RFA Fort Austin, supported deployment to Middle East for Armilla Patrol, with HMS Ardent and HMS Apollo.
    1982-aug-12Decommissioned
    1982-aug-13Fate: transferedto Chilean Navy as Almirante Jorge Montt

    History of CL AO-52 Almirante Jorge Montt

    1982-dec-13Commissionedex UK RFA Tidepool
    1997-dec-15Decommissioned

    Specifications

       

        from Improved Tide class
    110crew
    8531light (tn)
    27400full load (tn)
    177.90length (m)
    21.70beam (m)
    9.80draught (m)
    17max speed (knots)
    15000power (shp)
    2Naval Engine steam turbines

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wessex 13
    UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 14

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn



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