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  • 31 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Almost a year after arriving in the UK for military customization and armament, Tide-class tanker RFA Tideforce entered service. Tideforce is the final of four ships in the class acquired to support Royal Navy, NATO and ally ship operations by providing fuel and fresh water. After receiving military equipment – communications and IT systems, defensive […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Prior to the Chinook helicopter starting sea trials aboard the Royal Navy’s first MARS tanker, UK company SEA has performed a successful simulated flight trial. The company is providing modelling and simulation support to the UK MoD Chinook project team as a method of assessing key aircraft handling qualities. The project has involved updating the Ship/Air Interface […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 September 2014

    The crew of the UK Navy’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tanker RFA Gold Rover has sailed from Plymouth for the final time on deployment to the other side of the world heralded by a high-pressure water salute.   The 56 officers, non-commissioned officers and other sailors sailed from HM Naval Base Devonport for the last time […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy has reportedly informed the Brazilian Navy that it is preparing to sell one of its two Wave-class tankers in 2019. According to the Brazilian website Poder Naval, this is the second time the Brazilian Navy has received a notice from the UK about the potential sale of one of the two tankers, RFA […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 February 2017

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary Gold Rover entered Portsmouth one final time on February 22, marking the end of her 43-year career. The tanker made the entry minutes after a wartime bomb was moved from the harbour. RN divers dealt with the German 250kg device which was dredged up overnight as part of preparatory work for the arrival […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 21 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Approximately 60 Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships, submarines and shore facilities will be fitted with Kelvin Hughes’ SharpEye™ radars. The company said it would supply the radars in association with Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems UK who have signed a £44 million contract with the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The systems will be fitted on Royal Navy’s […]

  • 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 […]