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The British launched a new integrated supply vessel

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Portsmouth hosted a ceremony to commission an auxiliary fleet British Navy of the main supply vessel A 136 Tidespring, built under the program Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS), reports bmpd.


The British launched a new integrated supply vessel


The construction of the vessel was carried out by the South Korean shipbuilding association Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME, part of the Daewoo group) under a 2012 contract.

A total of 4 integrated supply vessels were ordered. The contract value was 452 million pounds. The project was developed by the British company BMT Defense Services.



The ceremony of the official laying of the head ship Tidespring took place in December 2014 of the year, the launching in April of the 2015. Its completion was accompanied by numerous delays. As a result, the Tidespring entered factory running trials only in June of the 2016 year.

In March, the 2017-th ship arrived in the UK for retrofitting and retrofitting. On September 1, the final tests of the ship in British waters began.

The remaining ships must surrender six months after the Tidespring is handed over.



Comment of the resource: “Tidespring-type vessels are very large units with a total displacement of 37 thousand tons (deadweight 26 thousand tons) and a length of 200,9 m and a width of 28,6 m. The power plant combined diesel-electric, full speed - 26,8 knots. The program to create for the Royal Navy the supply vessels of the new generation MARS lasted from 2002, and as a result of repeated financial cuts, it “dried up” from plans to build 11 ships of three types (for 2,5 billion pounds) to only four ships of the same type. ”

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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic 29 November 2017 15: 10 New
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    Why aren’t they building themselves, or can the South Koreans see it, both cheaper and faster? ??
    1. 1331M
      1331M 29 November 2017 15: 19 New
      +4
      But the difference is fundamental where they are building? It’s important, what flag they hoist on it — I, too, was a steamer on a German-built ship, so what?
      1. Juborg
        Juborg 29 November 2017 16: 12 New
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        Of course there is a huge difference, first of all, taxes and jobs, secondly, it’s prestige, but thirdly, what’s the supply vessel for them, if you supply, by and large there’s nobody, all destroyers are broken, the submarines are floating too ( they float!), several coastal vessels and a new aircraft carrier (without an air wing), which no longer fits into their naval potential.
        1. Settlement Oparyshev
          Settlement Oparyshev 29 November 2017 20: 35 New
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          Don’t worry about taxes. It is established by Baba Liza II. England was recently an Empire over which the Sun did not set. Therefore, Great Britain builds where it is convenient.
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 29 November 2017 16: 53 New
      +2
      Quote: Herkulesich
      Why aren’t they building themselves, or can the South Koreans see it, both cheaper and faster? ??

      Our business now has two main problems. The first is outsourcing.
      © Michael de Santa
      The problem is in the budget and timing. Or build for a low price at the Koreans - and get the ship on time. Either build on your own, seeking to increase the budget of the fleet (which is unrealistic) or by stretching the construction according to financing.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 29 November 2017 18: 10 New
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        Price and speed. South Koreans launch such ships in a few months,
        like boats.
  2. san4es
    san4es 29 November 2017 15: 17 New
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    A 136 Tidespring, built under the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) program

    ... For Queen Elizabeth ... It remains to meet
  3. Kerensky
    Kerensky 29 November 2017 16: 11 New
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    A beautiful boat! It’s nice, probably, to serve at such a place.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 29 November 2017 18: 32 New
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      Quote: Kerensky
      And a beautiful boat! It’s nice, probably, to serve at such a place.

      The homesickness is the same on all ships
  4. magadan72
    magadan72 29 November 2017 16: 34 New
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    Here we need them! We are building various support vessels, mainly for the Arctic and the north. There is nothing to accompany and provide for the small group in the sea. Some super ancient, little adapted for this court of the middle of the last century.
    1. Terran
      Terran 29 November 2017 17: 06 New
      +3

      Here for example, pr.23130 is being built
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 29 November 2017 17: 30 New
      +3
      Quote: magadan72
      Here we need them! We are building various support vessels, mainly for the Arctic and the north. There is nothing to accompany and provide for the small group in the sea.

      To accompany the naval group in the sea, we have 3 tankers of Project 1559-V: Sergey Osipov (Northern Fleet), Ivan Bubnov (Black Sea Fleet), Boris Butoma (Pacific Fleet).
      fuel oil - 8250 tons, diesel fuel - 2050 tons, jet fuel - 1000 tons, drinking water - 1000 tons, boiler water 450 tons, lubricating oil (4 grades) - 250 tons, dry cargo and food products 220 tons each

      In principle, more is not necessary so far - because each of the fleets will not be able to set up more than one ship grouping. The times of the multi-memorial OPESK are gone. sad
  5. Eurodav
    Eurodav 29 November 2017 17: 43 New
    +1
    In the first image there is some kind of pig carrier, in the third one there is a pig carrier in conditions of young ice, in the second one there is some kind of barge ...
  6. magadan72
    magadan72 29 November 2017 17: 54 New
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    How old is the supply tanker !? And there’s a super Danube tanker. Auxiliary fleet star.
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 29 November 2017 18: 43 New
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      Quote: magadan72
      How old is the supply tanker !?

      40-45 years old. There are warships (TFR) and older on the Black Sea Fleet.
  7. Normal ok
    Normal ok 29 November 2017 20: 53 New
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    Along the way, the distribution of roles and responsibilities really works in NATO .. ​​Well, this is for those who are from the old military organization. Uryakalok please do not comment.
    1. KaPToC
      KaPToC 30 November 2017 11: 42 New
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      Quote: Normal ok
      Uryakalok please do not comment.

      There’s nothing to comment on