RFA Wave Ruler (A390)

RFA Wave Ruler is a Wave-class fast fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. She provides food, fuel, water and ammunition to her sister vessels on deployments across the globe.

Facts & figures

RFA Wave Ruler

Facts & figures

16,000 cubic metres

Total cargo capacity

197 metres

Total length

18+ knots

Top speed

Our operations

RFA Wave Ruler

Current operation

UK Waters

United Kingdom

The ship is currently in UK waters.

Our base

HMS Sutherland RASes with RFA Wave Ruler

Our base

United Kingdom

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RFA Wave Ruler's role

From the Indian Ocean to the Gulf, RFA Wave Ruler’s role is to patrol the operational area and provide support to Royal Navy and coalition warships. 
 
The fuel and stores that Wave Ruler provides allow these ships to remain operational for extended periods of time – sometimes months or even years. 
 
The ship’s company of RFA Wave Ruler never know what challenges they will face on a given deployment, whether it be countering piracy, providing humanitarian relief, assisting in a medical emergency, or evacuating UK and other nationals from areas of conflict. 
 

Unit history

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