RFA Wave Knight

RFA Wave Knight

RFA Wave Knight (A389) is a Wave Knight-class fast fleet tanker. She was launched in 2000 and accepted into service in 2003. She is the second ship to bear this name in RFA service.

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Her predecessor long held the replenishment at sea record for managing the swiftest transfer of bulky fuel hoses, when only 105 seconds elapsed from firing the pilot line across until the pumping of fuel began. 

The ships are crewed by 72 Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel and there is also provision for 26 Royal Navy personnel for helicopter and weapons systems operations.

Wave Knight is able to operate in support of amphibious forces, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare operations and protection of vital sea areas and shipping.

She has the capability to deliver fuel through an RAS (replenishment at sea) rig, either port, starboard or astern to other vessels.

Tanker Wave Knight gets an affiliated town after 15 years’ service


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Current operation UK Waters

The ship is currently deployed in UK waters.

Location UK

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RFA Wave Knight was in theatre from 1951

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RFA Wave Knight Can carry 16,000 cubic metres of cargo