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RFA Tidespring (A136)
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RFA Tidespring (A136)

Providing logistical support to the Royal Navy, all over the world, RFA Tidespring is the first of a fleet of four 39,000 tonne Tide Class tankers.


Commanded by Captain Richard Davies, RFA Tidespring 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 Tidespring also undertakes a range of other maritime operations, including policing shipping lanes and providing humanitarian aid. It  has the capacity for a large Chinook helicopter on the flight deck, making it more versatile than previous tankers.

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