RFA Tiderace (1)

For details of RFA Tiderace (1) please see RFA Tideflow

 

RFA Tiderace (2)

 Tiderace 2014

Reproduced with permission of the MOD

RACE sailson sea trials 13 1 17 


Subsequent name:  

Official Number:                       9655547                                                                       

Class:                                     Fast Fleet Tanker (MARS)

Pennant No:                            A137

Laid down:                               8 June 2015
Builder:                                    Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea
Launched:                                28 November 2015          

Into Service:                             29 June 2017           
Out of service:                          
Fate:

 

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

6 November 2013 Ships Badge approved by the Admiralty Board

July 2014 Yard Number 7045. IMO Nr 9655547

8 December 2014 first steel cut

TRACE Bell 6 6 17 2

8 June 2015 laid down at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea

4 October 2015 Captain (X) Shaun Jones OBE RFA assumed command

 

Shaun Jones

Captain (X) Shaun Jones OBE RFA

 

10 November 2015 a shipyard worker was killed and seven were injured in a fire which broke out on an LPG carrier being built in the same dry dock as RFA Tiderace. It took the local fire brigade nearly an hour to control the blaze. A South Korean Government investigation into the blaze resulted in all work in No: 8 Dry Dock being suspended and delayed the launch (float out) of RFA Tiderace by nearly three weeks.  Source  World Maritime News

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Tiderace 2015

 

28 November 2015 launched (floated out)

TRace 7 11 2016 no 3

 

19 October 2016 RFA TIDERACE on a Launch Barge

TRACE 19 10 16 in Launch Barge

 

1 December 2016 officially named by her Lady Sponser Mrs Anita Lister (wife of Vice Admiral Simon R Lister CB OBE).

TRACE Official Stamp

 

15 December 2016 It was reported in the House of Commons that at the naming ceremony for RFA TIDERACE 25 members of the Armed Forces and 10 MOD civilian staff were present

13 January 2017 sailed Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea on builders trials

17 January 2017 berthed at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea

18 January 2017 Captain Captain (X) Simon C Herbert RFA appointed as Commanding Officer

11 February 2017 sailed Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea on further builders trials

DSME Sea Trial Area

DSME Sea Trial Area

17 February 2017 arrived at Okpo Anchorage sailing just over one hour later

18 February 2017 berthed at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea

16 March 2017 entered dry dock at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea

8 May 2017 floated out from launch barge and berthed on E4 Berth at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for final stages of fitting out. Captain (X) Shaun P Jones OBE RFA resumed command

TRace 8 5 2017 floating out of launch barge

Image courtesy of 2nd Officer (E) A Cooper 

9 June 2017 sailed Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea on further builders trials 

10 June 2017 returned to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea after sea trials

 

TRACE 2 returns from s trials 10 6 2017

 

16 June 2017 Captain (E) Peter R G Dear RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

23 June 2017 sailed Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea on further builders trials returning the same day

                                                                   

                TRACE Returns to Yard 

RFA TIDERACE (2) returns to Okpo           

29 June 2017 signed for AOC at Okpo and joined the RFA Service

5 July 2017 Captain (X) Robert H Allan OBE RFA appointed Commanding Officer

28 July 2017 sailed Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea

29 July 2017 anchored at Okpo Anchorage

1 August 2017 sailed Okpo Anchorage

3 August 2017 passed through the Kanmon Straits, Japan and entered the Inland Sea

TRACE on way to inland sea

RFA TIDERACE (2) in the Kanmon Straits
© acknowledged

5 August 2017 berthed at the US Naval Base at Yokosuka, Japan

Tiderace arrives Yokosuka

RFA TIDERACE arriving at the US Naval Base at Yokosuka, Japan
© US Navy

11 August 2017 sailed from the US Naval Base at Yokosuka, Japan

27 August 2017 berthed at the US Naval Base at San Diego, California

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RFA TIDERACE (2) entering San Diego, California
both images © http://www.christuckerphotography.com/  used with consent

 

30 August 2017 sailed San Diego, California

7 September 2017 anchored at Panama City anchorage

8 September 2017 transited the Panama Canal

 

Tiderace Panama Canal 8 9 17

RFA Tiderace (2) in the Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal
kindly supplied by RFA Nostalgia

10 September 2017 berthed at Curacao

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RFA Tiderace (2) berthed at Curacao
© Hilde Schnitzler 

13 September 2017 sailed Curacao

24 September 2017 arrived at Falmouth and anchored off the port

25 September 2017 berthed at Falmouth

TRACE arr Falmouth 25 9 2017Trace arr Falmouth 2

© Gary Davies, Maritime Photographic

Trace arr Falmouth 3 BCRFA Tiderace (2) arrives at Falmouth

lower image © Barrie Clark used with permission
 
16 October 2017 Captain (E) Paul A Jenkins RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer
 
 
 

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