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  • 3 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    RFA Tidespring, the lead ship of the new Tide-class tankers built for Great Britain by the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, arrived in the UK on April 2. Tidespring started her journey from South Korea in February after being officially accepted by the UK Ministry of Defence on January 12, 2017. Tidespring […]

  • 12 June 2018

    The lead ship of a new fleet of Royal Navy tankers recently carried out her first real at sea refueling. While the RFA Tidespring earlier practiced the maneuvers with other navy ships, including future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Westminster became the first Royal Navy vessel to receive fuel on operations from the tanker. Fellow tanker […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    After a ten-month delay, UK Ministry of Defence accepted the first Tide-class tanker, RFA Tidespring, from the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering on January 12, 2017. Several technical issues, including wiring and electrical design, came together to delay the ship delivery. The Tide-class tankers – RFA Tidespring, RFA Tiderace, RFA Tidesurge and RFA Tideforce […]

  • 5 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    RFA Tidespring, the first of Royal Navy’s four 39,000 tonne Tide-class tankers, has moored at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead to start its inaugural docking period. This is the ship’s first overhaul since it entered service in November 2017 after arriving from South Korea in April. Its arrival to Birkenhead marks the start of two Through Life […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The lead ship in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new tanker fleet, the RFA Tidespring, has arrived in Portsmouth to prepare for her November 27 dedication ceremony, the Royal Navy announced. The 39,000 tonne tanker will be brought into service with the RFA – the civilian-manned fleet of support vessels which provide fuel, food and stores […]

  • 9 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Tidespring arrived in Japan on February 9 for a scheduled stop on its way to UK waters. RFA Tidespring is the lead ship of Tide-class tankers built for Great Britain by the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. As the first of four ships that will be built, Tidespring was […]

  • 23 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The first in a new class of Royal Navy tankers – the RFA Tidespring – arrived at the Royal Navy’s Faslane base for her first visit to the Scottish establishment and for her first participation in a major international maritime exercise. Built specifically to support HMS Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers and their task groups, Tidespring […]

  • 30 August 2017

    The third of four Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tide-class tankers has been named in a ceremony at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard in South Korea. RFA Tidesurge was named in a ceremony on August 29, attended by Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock, British ambassador to South Korea Charles Hay and a number […]

  • 3 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    RFA Tiderace, the second of four Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tide-class  ships, has gotten underway from Okpo, South Korea starting her lengthy voyage to UK. Tiderace departed the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard and has sailed the Japanese Kanmon Strait, according to latest AIS data. The replenishment vessel was named on December 1, 2016, […]

  • 3 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Lady Boyce, the wife of former First Sea Lord and Chief of Defence Staff Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce, has accepted the invitation to be the tanker’s sponsor – acting as “the embodiment of her spirit, forging a close relations with both the vessel and her crew” following every milestone in the ship’s […]

  • 20 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Dutch Navy submarine HNLMS Walrus paid a weekend visit to Portsmouth, UK, becoming the first submarine in two years to visit the Royal Navy base. Walrus is on the return leg of her operational sea training which she is undergoing after completing a dry-dock maintenance in 2017. Prior to entering Portsmouth, Walrus made a […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Navy has started Chinook helicopter trials for the Tide-class tankers off Portsmouth and in the Navy’s South Coast exercise areas. The trials for the largest helicopter in the UK armed forces inventory are taking place aboard RFA Tidesurge, the third of four ships in the class. The undertaking will help to write the […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has recently completed her first ever operational refueling at sea. After a dry run earlier in the year, HMS Queen Elizabeth now successfully took on fuel from RFA Tidespring, another brand new ship purposely built to support the two new aircraft carriers. The 65,000-tonne warship practised the manoeuvre […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Tiderace has been named in a December 1 ceremony at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. Tiderace is the second of four naval tankers DSME is building for the UK Ministry of Defence. UK Chief of Materiel, Vice Admiral Simon Lister and the British ambassador to South […]

  • 18 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    RFA Tidespring, the first of four new tankers in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s fleet, paid her first visit to Gibraltar on October 17. Sailing with an embarked Merlin helicopter during pre-commissioning workups, the tanker called in on the Rock for routine logistics support. She is the first of a fleet of four 39,000 tonne Tide-class […]

  • 28 March 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s third Tide-class tanker RFA Tidesurge arrived in Cornwall, England, on March 27 where it will undergo further outfitting and trials before entering service. Tidesurge arrived from South Korea where it was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. It is the third of four tankers in its class, designed and acquired to […]

  • 19 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The lead ship of the new Royal Fleet Auxiliary tankers has completed her air sea acceptance trials (ASCT) with a Merlin Mk2 helicopter from QinetiQ at Boscombe Down. Completing the ASCT is a major milestone before the RFA Tidespring enters naval service. “Successful completion of these trials will certify the parameters necessary for all Tide-class […]

  • 9 July 2013
    Industry news

    Work will begin on the UK Navy’s next-generation tankers in a year’s time after design teams in the UK completed their plans for the four vessels. RFA Tidespring, Tiderace, Tidesurge and Tideforce will provide the Fleet – including the giant future carriers – with fuel, water, spare parts and other supplies for a quarter of […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    One-tonne models of the Royal Navy’s future carriers and the tankers which will support them are being tested in a giant water tank in Gosport. A 1:44 scale model of HMS Queen Elizabeth and RFA Tidespring have been practising replenishments at sea in calm and rough waters at the ‘ocean basin’ test facility – the […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    RFA Tideforce, the final of four Tide-class tankers being built for the UK in South Korea, was named on January 24 in a ceremony at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard in South Korea. The ceremony was attended by Royal Marine General Gordon Messenger, British ambassador to Republic of Korea Charles Hay and a […]

  • 15 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The final of four Royal Navy Tide-class tankers – RFA Tideforce – has arrived in Cornwall, UK, where it will now undergo military customization and armament before starting sea trials. Customisation work, including the installation of communications equipment and defensive systems, will be performed by A&P Falmouth. With Tideforce’s homecoming voyage complete, all four of […]

  • 21 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s third Tide-class tanker RFA Tidesurge entered service in a ceremony on February 20. The 39,000-tonne fleet replenishment tanker is the latest of four new Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships. “Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tidesurge is the third of our four new fleet replenishment tankers,” said Commodore Duncan Lamb, Head of the RFA. “With her […]

  • 25 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Tiderace has reached UK waters after getting underway almost two months ago from Okpo, South Korea, where she was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). The second of four Tide-class ships started her voyage on August 3 and arrived in Falmouth in the morning of September 25. Now that […]

  • 29 September 2015

    The last of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Leaf Class support tankers is to leave the Service on Wednesday (30 September). RFA Orangeleaf, built in Birkenhead and launched in 1975 before being commissioned for service with the RFA in 1984, will complete her service in the port where she was built 40 years ago. The single […]

  • 3 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The British Ministry of Defence said that 2017 is set to be the year of the Royal Navy as it prepares to welcome new ships to the fleet. “We are investing billions in growing the Royal Navy for the first time in a generation with new aircraft carriers, submarines, frigates, patrol vessels and aircraft all […]

  • 10 February 2017
    Training & Education

    Off the west coast of Africa frigate HMS Portland takes on fuel from tanker RFA Gold Rover – the very last time the oldest vessel in the UK’s Naval Service will provide ‘black gold’ to fuel front-line operations. The 11,000-tonne support vessel is due to decommission in the UK next month – 43 years after […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The UK-hosted multinational, tri-service exercise Joint Warrior is starting next week with warships and personnel already en route to the Scottish Coasts. The exercise will be attended by 16 nations who will take part in a range of maneuvers over a course of two weeks. Before the actual at sea maneuvers start, the participating vessels […]

  • 17 September 2018

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond is on her way home after spending two months on operations in the Atlantic and the Baltic Sea. The destroyer has been activated throughout the traditionally busy summer season, as she monitored Russian naval activity twice, visited four ports and helped train warfare officers and RAF air crew. […]

  • 3 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy has commissioned its second Tide-class tanker RFA Tiderace in a dedication ceremony in Portland. In a half-hour ceremony, attended by the 39,000-tonne ship’s sponsor, Lady Anita Lister, the head of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Commodore Duncan Lamb and crew, RFA Chaplain the Rev Mike Hills welcomed the new tanker to the naval […]