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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 November 2017
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy support ship RFA Tidesurge and Republic of Korea Navy’s lead Daegu-class frigate signed a bond of sisterhood, cementing their friendship with a long-standing tradition in the Asian country. For the rest of their lives, ROKS Daegu and RFA Tidesurge will follow each other’s progress, share ideas, cultures and experiences. Having been built side-by-side at […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 October 2018

    At the beginning of October, the third of Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new tankers headed to sea to begin military trials.  RFA Tidesurge (A138) — one of four Tide-class ships built to support the new carriers and their battle groups — has already proven her seakeeping abilities courtesy as she arrived in Falmouth earlier this year from […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 September 2017
    Training & Education

    Members of the Norwegian Navy have been training at HMS Raleigh as they prepare to take delivery of their new logistics support vessel. The crew of HNoMS Maud is using the Replenishment-at-Sea (RAS) trainer at the base in Torpoint to practise transferring stores and supplies to other ships at sea. HNoMS Maud is currently being […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Industry news

    Four new Royal Fleet Auxiliary tankers which will be bought as part of the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) programme will be called the Tide class. The 37,000 tonne ships will come into service from 2016 to replace the RFA’s single hulled tankers and will maintain the Royal Navy’s dedicated bulk fuel Replenishment At […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Eleven months after 846 Naval Air Squadron reformed with the Merlin Mk3 helicopter, the crews completed their Deck Landing qualifications on the Royal Fleet Auxilary (RFA) Argus. For a number of 846 NAS aircrew this was the first time in over three years they had operated with a ship due to being on exchange with […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK defense ministry announced it has awarded over £1 billion worth of contracts for the maintenance of Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships and the Royal Navy’s survey and hydrographic fleet over the next ten years. The deal covers 17 ships and will improve how spares, repairs and maintenance work are carried out. “This £1bn deal secures […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    UK-based ship repair and conversion company A&P Group is launching a defense division to better position itself for UK defense ministry’s future Type 31 frigate and Type 45 destroyer contracts. The new division will be headquartered at A&P Falmouth and managed by Gerald Pitts, who now takes the role of Managing Director of A&P Group Defence. […]

  • 8 March 2017

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Gold Rover was officially decommissioned in a March 6 ceremony at HM Naval Base Portsmouth, after over 40 years of service. Commander Naval Operations Rear Admiral Bob Tarrant and the Head of the RFA Cdre Duncan Lamb joined former COs of the tanker for a service of thanksgiving led by the RFA’s chaplain, […]

  • 14 February 2012
    Training & Education

    During her visit to Grand Cayman RFA Fort Rosalie hosted 30 children from the First Baptist Christian School from Red Bay Grand Cayman. Leaving the harbour on a tug and climbing the accommodation ladder was an experience in itself for some children and one kissed Fort Rosalie’s deck in celebration of arriving on something steadier […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Merseyside shipyard and engineering services company Cammell Laird has completed the first year of the second five-year period of its cluster contract with the UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA).   Cammell Laird CEO John Syvret CBE said the first anniversary marked ‘a period of significant progress’ and added that the company would now be redoubling […]