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  • A390 RFA Wave Ruler

    UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary




    2003 to present    


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    Call Sign: GCVR


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    History of UK A390 RFA Wave Ruler

    1997-mar-12Ordered
    2001-feb-9Launchedat Govan, Yard No 321
    2003-apr-27Commissioned
    2006-jun-23Aircrafttemporarily assigned Lynx HAS.3 XZ228 as 218 Flt / 335 until early Jul 2006
    2008-sepDeployment Hurricane Ike relief operations Sent for 5 day relief mission as part of British contribution, in company with HMS Iron Duke.
    2008-oct-3Port VisitCUPort of Havana start of a 5 day visit to Havana, Cuba while otherwise engaged in Caribbean anti-drug operations.
    2010-febDeploymentdeparted Portland Harbour for 21 month Atlantic Patrol Task (North) assignment, returning 12 Dec 2011.
    2010-nov-4Deploymentwhile on Atlantic Patrol Task (North), arrived at St Lucia after Hurricane Tomas for humanitarian relief duties
    2011-jul-22Port VisitKYGeorge Town HSB APT(N) Met with Cayman Islands emergency planners in preparation for the 2011 Hurricane .
    2011-augDeploymentordered to Turks and Caicos Islands for humanitarian support, after Hurricane Irene struck.
    2012-sepDeploymentCombined Task Force 53 Assigned as Support Ship to CTF 53 in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. Also took up Gulf Readiness Tanker tasking from Oct 2012. Relieved by RFA Fort Victoria and returned to UK via Gibraltar in Jan 2013, for refit.
    2014-janDeploymentLeft UK for Gulf support tanker deployment, relieving RFA Fort Victoria, as part of Operation Kipion. Relieved in turn by RFA Fort Victoria on station on 2 Jul 2015
    2017-aug-1DeploymentNorth Western Approaches Saxon Warrior 17 Exercise Saxon Warrior 17 supporting Warships engaged in Exercise
    2017-sepRefitCammell Laird Pre-lay up refit Began refit (Completed Apr 2018) on Merseyside
    2018-apr-18Seaforth Docks Laid up Entered lay up period on Merseyside, after a refit

    Specifications

       

        from Wave class
    80crew
    22troops
    18200light (tn)
    31500full load (tn)
    196.50length (m)
    28.25beam (m)
    10draught (m)
    10000range (nm)
    18max speed (knots)
    1Naval Engine electric motors
    4Naval Engine diesel - Wärtsilä VASA32
    2Naval Gun single 30 mm
    2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm
    8Chaff and decoys Seagnat

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy AW EH101 01
    UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 01

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Kvaerner (Govan), Govan



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