RFA Wave Knight (A389)

This Wave-class fast fleet tanker is the second ship in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary to bear the name. She supplies her sister vessels with essential supplies on deployments around the world.

RFA Wave Knight (A389) is currently on deployment

UK Waters

United Kingdom

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Facts & figures

Facts & figures

16,000 cubic metres

Total cargo capacity

197 metres

Total length

18+ knots

Top speed

Our operations

Current operation

UK Waters

United Kingdom

The ship is currently in UK waters.

Our base

Our base

HMNB Devonport

Plymouth PL2 2BG
Telephone: ‎+44 345 748 4950

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Commanding Officer

Captain T Barke

RFA Wave Knight’s role

With a ship’s company of 72 Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel, RFA Wave Knight’s role is to deliver food, fuel, water and other essential supplies to Royal Navy and coalition warships. Thanks to Wave Knight, these ships can remain operational for months or even years at a time.

Wave Knight and her crew are capable of supporting amphibious forces, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare operations. They also play a vital role in protecting shipping routes, countering piracy, and providing humanitarian relief.

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