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Wave Ruler A390

RFA's Wave Ruler (A390) replenishment vessel/fast fleet tanker is moved from Cammell Laird's dock 5 to the wet basin. She was assisted by Smit Waterloo, Zeebrugge, Smit Donau and Smit Belgie.

 

She proceeded into the wet basin stern first.

 

Quote - 'She has extensive aviation facilities and can carry an additional eight refrigerated 20ft containers when needed. She has a cargo capacity of 16,000 cubic metres, which include 3,000 cubic metres of aviation fuel, 380 cubic metres of fresh water, and 500 metres of dry cargo. She has a large one spot flight deck, hangar and maintenance facilities capable of supporting two Merlin helicopters. She is fully capable of self-defence, which a defensive fit which includes 30mm cannon and the ability to receive two Phalanx close-in weapon systems (CIWS).'

 

Sources:

 

www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/r...

 

www.royalnavy.mod.uk/the-equipment/ships/royal-fleet-auxi...

 

IMO: 9168609

 

MMSI: 235519000

 

Call Sign: GCVR

 

Pennant: A390

 

Flag: Great Britain

 

AIS Vessel Type: Military Ops

 

Gross Tonnage: 23294

 

Deadweight: 18260 t

 

Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 196.3m × 30.2m

 

Year Built: 2003

 

Status: Active

 

Builder: BAE SYSTEMS SURFACE SHIPS GOVAN - GLASGOW, UK

 

Yard number: 321

 

Build start: 2001-11-01

 

Order: 1996-11-30

 

Freeboard - Summer: 5750 mm

 

Net Tonnage: 6988 t

 

Displacement - Summer: 29480 t

 

Ballast Segregated: 3088 t

 

Liquid Oil: 15000

 

Hull Type: DOUBLE HULL

 

Engine Builder: WARTSILA FINLAND

 

Engine Cylinders: 12

 

Engine Power: 19440 kW

 

Engine Stroke: 320 mm

 

Propeller: 1 FIXED PITCH

 

 

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Taken on March 22, 2018