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ROYAL FLEET AUXIILIARY RFA TIDECSPRING 1986

ROYAL FLEET AUXIILIARY RFA TIDECSPRING 1986 - ARTICLE ON SHIP, STARBOARD VIEW, EXTENDED ARTICLE, REPLENISHMENT AT SEA
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RFA Tidespring (A75) was a Tide-class replenishment oiler of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. As a replenishment oiler, her main purpose was to refuel other ships. The ship had a long career in the RFA, entering service in the early 1960s, and finally being decommissioned in 1991.

Tidespring took part in the Falklands War, particularly in the recapture of South Georgia. At the time, she was carrying M Company of 42 Commando Royal Marines. The ship accommodated prisoners of war taken during operations. The Falklands provided a reprieve of ten years for Tidespring which had been due to decommission in 1982.[1]

She eventually sailed from Portsmouth in tow on 20 March 1992 for the breakers, arriving in Alang, India, for demolition on 2 July 1992.

Displacement 27,400 long tons (27,840 t)
Length 583 ft 8 in (177.90 m)
Beam 71 ft 3 in (21.72 m)
Draught 32 ft 1 in (9.78 m)
Propulsion 2 Foster Wheeler watertube steam boilers, 2 Parmetrada steam turbines, double reduction gearbox, single shaft
Speed 17 knots (20 mph; 31 km/h)
Aircraft carried 3 Westland Wessex helicopters
Service record
Operations: Falklands War
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RFA Tidespring (A75) was a Tide-class replenishment oiler of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. As a replenishment oiler, her main purpose was to refuel other ships. The ship had a long career in the RFA, entering service in the early 1960s, and finally being decommissioned in 1991.

Tidespring took part in the Falklands War, particularly in the recapture of South Georgia. At the time, she was carrying M Company of 42 Commando Royal Marines. The ship accommodated prisoners of war taken during operations. The Falklands provided a reprieve of ten years for Tidespring which had been due to decommission in 1982.[1]

She eventually sailed from Portsmouth in tow on 20 March 1992 for the breakers, arriving in Alang, India, for demolition on 2 July 1992.

Displacement 27,400 long tons (27,840 t)
Length 583 ft 8 in (177.90 m)
Beam 71 ft 3 in (21.72 m)
Draught 32 ft 1 in (9.78 m)
Propulsion 2 Foster Wheeler watertube steam boilers, 2 Parmetrada steam turbines, double reduction gearbox, single shaft
Speed 17 knots (20 mph; 31 km/h)
Aircraft carried 3 Westland Wessex helicopters
Service record
Operations: Falklands War
Rating: 4.1

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Alexandra66
Posted by Alexandra66 on 03/14/23 at 07:51 AM
cool
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Posted by Gordon173 on 03/13/23 at 10:12 PM
Good ship
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Uploaded By: JOHNBECK
Date Uploaded: March 13, 2023
Filename: RFA_Tidespring-A75.jpg
Original Resolution: 1416x769
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Category: Military

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