Wave Knight Keeps Warships in Submarine Hunt

July 12, 2019 – Tanker RFA Wave Knight has been keeping frigates and destroyers in the hunt during NATO’s second major anti-submarine exercise of the year. The two-week hunt in the Arctic – Exercise Dynamic Mongoose – sees a NATO task group, plus additional British and Norwegian ships and helicopters, searching for diesel and nuclear submarines off the coast of the Nordland and Troms districts. The war game mirrors one NATO runs in Sicily each year – but poses participants with different environmental challenges above and below the waves (sea…

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All day and all Knight – Wave tanker is kept busy from the Arctic to Iberia

Frigate HMS St Albans receives ‘black gold’ from tanker RFA Wave Knight as she refuels in the Atlantic to sustain her patrol as Fleet Ready Escort – the Royal Navy’s on-call guardian in home waters. It’s not the warship we’re interested in, but the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and an autumn which has probably proved to be busier, more varied and more eventful than many of the 90 men and women aboard expected. Wave Knight returned to Portland in the summer after a lengthy stint in the Caribbean, which required a…

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USS Leyte Gulf Conducts Historic Mission with Close Ally

USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and U.K. fleet oiler RFA Wave Knight (A389) successfully executed the northernmost underway replenishment (UNREP) conducted by a U.S. Navy warship since the 1980s, Aug. 25, 2017. This success culminates a century’s worth of progress and ingenuity; in May 1917, the U.S. fleet oiler USS Maumee (AO-2), positioned 300 miles south of Greenland, completed what is considered the first underway replenishment . Leyte Gulf’s crew find themselves nearly 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, accomplishing the same logistics operations that allow the U.S. Navy…

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