AO-52 Almirante Jorge Montt

CL Chilean Navy

1963 to 1982 - UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary - A76 RFA Tidepool    



1982 to 1997    


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Call Sign: CCAM


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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