Tideforce 2014

Reproduced with permission of the MOD



 MARS Tanker

Subsequent name:  

IMO Number:                              9655561                                                                                   

Class:                                        Fast Fleet Tanker (MARS)

Pennant No:                               A139                       

Laid down:                                 24 December 2015
Builder:                                      Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea
Launched:                                  21 January 2017                 

Into Service:                               Planned for 2018          
Out of service:                          

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -


Background Data: A class of four tankers at a total cost of £452 million - designed by BMT Defence Services, Bath


22 February 2012 ordered

2 October 2013 Ships Badge approved by the Admiralty Board

July 2014 Yard Nr: 7047

2 December 2015 first steel cut

24 December 2015 laid down. Captain (X) Shaun Jones OBE RFA assumed command

26 July 2016 commencement of assembly of the various sections from the various fabrication sheds

12 September 2016 floated out

21 January 2017 'launched'



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