RFA Tiderace is now in dry dock at Cammell Laird receiving routine maintenance.
Some refit pics. pic.twitter.com/0D38PzAxbh
— RFA Tiderace (@RFATiderace) January 19, 2020
The Ministry of Defence describe her role in the following way:
“RFA Tiderace is predominantly deployed on replenishment at sea operations. These involve refuelling Royal Navy ships while they are on operations, delivering vital supplies, and transporting specialist personnel, including Royal Marines Commandos. RFA Tiderace undertakes a range of other maritime operations, including policing shipping lanes and providing humanitarian aid. It also has capacity for a large Chinook helicopter on the flight deck, making it more versatile than previous tankers.”
Each of the four vessels in the 21st-Century generation of Tides can deliver more than 1,500 cubic metres of fuel every hour – nearly 400,000 gallons, or 1½ million litres… enough to fill the tanks of more than 27,000 family runarounds, say the Royal Fleet Auxilliary