RFA Tidesurge Being Kept Busy

August 22, 2019 – One minute you’re saluting your namesake in his ancestral home, the next you’re taking onboard 70 tonnes of fuel to keep you powering through the North Sea. Refueling in the North Sea is HMS Sutherland. Providing the black gold, new tanker RFA Tidesurge, supporting the work of the Royal Navy in home waters. The 39,000-tonne auxiliary is the third of four Tide-class tankers built to support the UK’s new aircraft carriers and their task groups, delivering fuel to power both the warships and the jets and…

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