RFA Tidesurge (A138)
Providing logistical support to the Royal Navy, all over the world, RFA Tiderace is the second of a fleet of four 39,000 tonne Tide Class tankers.
The Tide Class tankers are significantly larger than their predecessors with far more advanced capability, they can also operate Chinook, Merlin or Wildcat helicopters from their flight decks.
Led by Captain Richard Davies, RFA Tidesurge typically has a complement of 63 crew members, but can accommodate an additional 46 non-crew embarked persons. These could consist of Royal Marines, helicopter flight crew and various trainees.