The second of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new Tide-class support ships, RFA Tiderace, has arrived in Cornwall to begin a programme of customisation that will support 300 UK jobs. Like her sister ship RFA Tidespring, which arrived in April this year, the 39,000-tonne RFA Tiderace can carry up to 19,000 cubic metres of fuel and 1,400 cubic metres of fresh water in support of Royal Navy operations all over the world. She has been designed to support the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, the first of which, HMS Queen Elizabeth, arrived in Portsmouth last month. Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin said: This year of the Royal Navy goes from strength to strength as we welcome yet another new ship into the UK’s growing fleet.
Malta's national maritime museum houses a collection spanning 7,000 years of maritime history. The worlds largest Roman lead anchor weighing 4 tons is part of the amazing maritime collections.
The museum building itself, a beautiful historic naval building that was once the Royal Navy Bakery. Situated next to the old Royal Navy dockyard with dry dock and workshops. A rich history of naval traditions. The museums houses a unique collection of over 20,000 artifacts reflecting Maslta's rich maritime heritage surrounded by the Mediterranean sea.
Part of the collection is a large ship model amongst many. a large collection of guns, the figure head of the 110 gun ship of the line, HMS Hibernia and a 1950's triple expansion steam engine with associated machinery.