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RFA Tidespring first visit to Gibraltar

17 October 2017
The first of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new tankers made her first visit to Gibraltar today.

RFA Tidespring called in on the Rock for routine logistics support.

She is the first of a fleet of four 39,000 tonne Tide-class tankers, capable of carrying up to 19,000 cubic metres of fuel and 1,400 cubic metres of fresh water. 

She arrived in the UK earlier this year to join the RFA.

The tankers will provide key support to the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers as they come into Service, alongside the wider fleet.

The tankers will provide key support to the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers as they come into Service

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