Tempest414 wrote: good timing with SSS contract up for grabs
Poiuytrewq wrote:"The Tide class are classed as ‘fast tankers’ with a sustained fully-loaded speed of 15kn in sea state 5, but have achieved over 20 knots on trials."
Have a plotted two R.A.D.A.R. contacts on a tide tanker . Transferred the position to a paper chart and worked out just over 20 knots. I expect they have a 24 knot speed requirement for carrier group ops.The15 knots speed is the normal economical running speed.RichardIC wrote: think there was some healthy scepticism about the Wiki entry giving the Tides a speed of 27kts. Well now they only do 15 (even though they’ve been tracked on AIS at over 18).
shark bait wrote:lists the speed @19 knots