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  • 3 October 2011
    Training & Education

      RFA Wave Ruler made a visit to the Caribbean island of Martinique from the 23rd to 26th September. This was the second time the ship had visited the island, with the first visit in April 2007. RFA Wave Ruler has previously been stationed in the Far East, Gulf and as APT(S) (Atlantic Patrol Task […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Training & Education

    RFA Wave Ruler arrived home on Monday, 12 December 2011, after spending nearly two years working across hurricane zones and drug-trafficking routes. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) support ship returned to Portland, Dorset,  having left for operations in February 2010. The ship’s primary role has been to undertake the Atlantic Patrol Task (North) around the […]

  • 14 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Following an operational tasking in the second part of 2016, RFA Wave Ruler returned home for a maintenance period which was completed in January. Wave Ruler returned to her tanker duties in support of Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) after setting sail on January 22. Wave Ruler is tasked to carry out roles that range from […]

  • 3 July 2015
    Training & Education

    Two Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships have completed a six hour Replenishment at Sea to handover duties as the UK and coalition partner fleet tanker RFA Wave Ruler is handing over to RFA Fort Victoria and sent the Fort Victoria vital supplies for the deployment in exchange for fuel for the journey home. RFA Fort Victoria’s […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Engineers and aircrew from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose’s Merlin training Squadron took to the high seas recently to allow eight trainee aviators to carry out their first deck landings and secondary roles training. Along with their flying instructors as well as 20 air engineers from 824 Naval Air Squadron, the pilots were embarked for a fortnight in […]

  • 6 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Tanker RFA Wave Ruler is about to turn for home after six months of providing fuel and other supplies to the ships of many nations committed to the fight against terrorism and piracy. The ship has delivered 14,000 tonnes of fuel to allied vessels – enough to fill six Olympic-sized swimming pools. UNGLAMOROUS but essential, […]

  • 14 January 2013

    The largest ship in the Royal Naval Service has taken on the vital – and unsung – task of keeping international task forces running east of Suez. Fresh from a refit in Dubai, one-stop support ship RFA Fort Victoria has taken over from tanker Wave Ruler with a US-led support force which provides dozens of […]

  • 25 January 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    GE’s Power Conversion business has started fitting the latest generation of Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ships WAVE KNIGHT and WAVE RULER. The technology will extend the life and versatility of the IPMS fitted to the two ships, helping the RFA to maintain essential at-sea supply capabilities vital for […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Frigate HMS Sutherland joined up with British tanker RFA Wave Ruler in the Indian Ocean to take on much-needed supplies for her counter-terrorism mission. The two ships conducted a replenishment at sea – known throughout the Navy as a RAS – with the tanker providing fuel and stores for the Devonport-based warship. The Flight Deck […]

  • 20 June 2011

      A Fleet Air Arm Lynx has flown across the Atlantic to support the war on drugs in the Caribbean. Admittedly, it was in the back of a C17 transporter. Had it tried to make it on its own, the little helicopter would have run out of fuel about 120 miles off Land’s End… The […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Italian Navy’s destroyer Andrea Doria (D553) docked in the port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, where it was visited by the Ambassador of Italy to the United Arab Emirates, Giorgio Starace.   Prior to the docking, the vessel spent a long period of time at sea during which it took part in a replenishment at sea operation with RFA Wave […]

  • 19 November 2014

    With 40,000 tonnes of metal crashing through the Channel separated by just 40 metres, HMS St Albans and Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Wave Ruler execute one of the most dangerous, but also carefully choreographed manoeuvres on the high seas. For the first time in nearly two years the Portsmouth-based frigate refuelled at sea – a […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus departed Falmouth Docks and started a busy training programme on January 23 under the command of Captain Peter N Selby.  Having completed a scheduled maintenance period (SMP) at A & P Falmouth, she began deck landing training (DLT) with 845 Squadron right away. On the 25th of January she topped […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 January 2013
    Training & Education

    A captain in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) will make an emotional return to Merseyside on Monday (Jan 7) after a three-month deployment to the Middle East and Indian Ocean… for it marks his final voyage after an incredible 44 years at sea. Captain Dale Worthington OBE, 61, from Southport, is the commanding officer of […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The UK Navy’s HMS Bulwark exercised with the French warship, FS Courbet, after passing through the Suez Canal on passage to the Gulf. A Task Group made up of RN and RFA vessels including HMS Northumberland, RFA Lyme Bay and RFA Wave Ruler, are on a planned annual deployment called Cougar 14. This has been […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush and ships from its carrier strike group arrived in Portsmouth, UK, today ahead of a major two-week drill. Accompanied by the USS Philippine Sea, USS Donald Cook and Norwegian ship HNoMS Helge Insgstad, the aircraft carrier is on the final leg of its deployment in support of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Navy assault ship HMS Albion has completed her first set of sea trials, spending four weeks in open waters after being tied to port for six years. After a £90m revamp in her home base which took her out of mothballs and saw 110 major changes and improvements carried out, the assault ship left […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMAS Toowoomba arrived in the Middle East Region (MER) on 10 August 2014 on Operation MANITOU for tasking within the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).   Operation MANITOU is the Australian Government’s contribution to the international effort to promote maritime security, stability and prosperity in the MER. Toowoomba’s Commanding Officer, Commander Cath Hayes, said Toowoomba’s team […]

  • 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 2012
    Training & Education

    EU Naval Force warship, ROS Regele Ferdinand,entered the port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, following a busy three weeks at sea.  The purpose of the Romanian frigate’s port visit was threefold: to conduct routine maintenance on the ship’s equipment, to provide training to Tanzanian sailors and to enhance strong diplomatic ties in the region.  […]

  • 23 May 2012
    Training & Education

    As well as providing more than 600 personnel to parade at Windsor and welcoming the Olympic flame at RNAS Culdrose, it has been a busy few days for the Royal Navy. Fishery Protection vessels HMS Mersey and Tyne were both called out over the weekend to deal with separate emergencies in the South West, while […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën is on her way home after a successful three months deployment to the EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta, the counter-piracy mission of the European Union.   Before joining Operation Atalanta, the ship conducted two-weeks of pre-deployment training on her way to the Suez Canal. After a brief stop in Malta, the […]

  • 11 July 2011

      HMS York returned to cheering crowds of families and well-wishers at Portsmouth Naval Base last week following a varied and wide-ranging deployment to the South Atlantic and Libya. The Royal Navy Type 42 destroyer sailed into the base in spectacular style, with a powerful 15-gun salute to the Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Charles […]

  • 15 June 2011
    Training & Education

      HMS York is on the last leg of her five-month deployment to the southern oceans after passing through the world’s greatest manmade waterway. After the bulk of her deployment around the Falklands, Britain’s fastest destroyer warship shifted oceans to the Pacific to begin a seven-and-a-half-week passage back to her home base of Portsmouth. Her […]

  • 17 January 2012

    Sailors from tanker RFA Wave Knight saved all ten people aboard a stricken pleasure craft off Oman in a dramatic night-time rescue. The 70ft Princess Melisa was taking on water and in danger of capsizing in the northern Arabian Sea when the auxiliary came to her aid. All ten souls aboard her were plucked to […]

  • 15 July 2016

    U.S. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson is scheduled to visit his PLA Navy counterpart Adm. Wu Shengli for the first time during his tenure, in the wake of the international South China Sea court case ruling. Richardson will be visiting Beijing and Qingdao from July 17 to 20 “to improve mutual understanding and encourage professional interaction between […]