Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service history

A British Government agency which ran a variety of auxiliary vessels for Her Majesty's Naval Service
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Ivor, I'm not sure that you (or Jim) want any input on the Serco Maritime Services facilities, but this post can easily be removed if it interupts your flow or the flow of the thread, which I think may have swerved a bit anyway from Jim's original intention.


Serco Maritime Services


Key Facts
- We provide and operate nearly 120 support vessels (from 100 to 25,000 tons) for both the UK and Royal Australian Navy, plus International Nuclear Services.
- We provide 99.8% on-time delivery of support vessel services to the Royal Navy.
- The Royal Australian Navy trusts Serco to design, build, maintain and operate their new 25,000 ton Antarctic Supply and Research Vessel, as well as Multi-Role Aviation Training Ship, Rescue Gear Ship, Escape Gear Ship, and a variety of smaller vessels.
- Under the INS contract, we operate four vessels transporting spent nuclear fuel around the globe for reprocessing.


Serco has vast experience delivering complex and sensitive maritime support operations to the Royal Navy and other government departments that require maritime support or maritime assets.

We have unparalleled experience in technical maritime capabilities and are relied upon to provide extensive marine services to the UK’s Royal Navy. This provides a platform for innovative approaches, new capabilities, operational support, and assured service delivery, whilst offering best value for money.

Serco has been providing maritime support services to the Royal Navy for over 20 years in the 3 major dockyard ports, having taken over tug, fuelling, ammunitioning and other functions from the Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service (RMAS) in 1996. This was enhanced in 2007, when Serco became responsible for the complete range of services (including specialist training, out of port, and harbour master support) under the Future Provision of Maritime Services contract (FPMS), which permitted the RMAS to be disbanded.

FPMS provides a hugely cost effective model for the UK Royal Navy, as well as a 99.8% on-time delivery year round, whatever the weather, providing absolute surety and resilience of service for the Navy so that ships and submarines can operate whenever is needed.

With financial pressures always present, and under the guidance of SDSR15, the UK RN is exploring new models for vessel provision, both for itself, its support vessels and those of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). Serco is exploring ways to utilise the FPMS model under the ‘Whole Force Approach’ to further enhance the resilience of the service and permit the support of the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers once they have entered service.

In addition, we are combining this with innovative commercial models to further reduce the costs of the FPMS service, and to explore the very successful design, build, maintain, and operate model that we provide to the Royal Australian Navy.

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Thanks Harry , and a worthy addition to this post .

Whilst I'm sure most people are aware of some of the services they offer not all will realise the diversity of their support services world wide .... so thanks :)

I am struggling to show examples of their fleet , but knew of their capabilities , although I wasn't aware of the range of vessels supplied by DAMON that they use , but as your aware I know of the Damon group from the model I built , and their kindness to me personally when asked for details of their Range of Tugs , by sending me Plans of some .
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Here is a collection of some of the types previously mentioned in the Tug section

1/Twin Unit Tractor Tug by Dunston which is the main type of Harbour tug in Naval use currently
2/ ASD 2509 Damon Coastal and Harbour type twin stern thrusters and Bow thruster give power and agility
3/ Impulse Class , designed by Dunston specifically for berthing Submarines in Faslane
4/ART 8032 Damon built with three Schottel Drive units THE most powerful unit in service for .......use with Q E Carrier
5/ASD 2509 a pair of tugs used in Portsmouth as Harbour tugs

There are many types for specific uses and size as indicated by the afore going lists this is but a sample to illustrate the style in use
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A recent exchange of compliments 'tween Tugmaster Rob and QE R08's Tweeto and others, that I thought would fit in nicely to this thread Ivor. There are some good images included; and again, the comments are also an OK read.


NavyLookout Retweeted
Serco Group @SercoGroup 9h9 hours ago

Serco Group Retweeted Rob Hinton

#sercoandproud

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Rob Hinton @TugmasterRob on Twitter

Very proud to be a tiny tooth on a tiny cog of a whopping wheel that is required to move @HMSQnlz in, out and around her home port. Welcome home. 🇬🇧 @SercoGroup
, TugmasterRob & QE R08 DuD_O1BXgAEDblX.jpg
https://twitter.com/TugmasterRob/status ... 5256592386
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Thank you Harry , he's quite a character is he not , and the internal views of his Damon 8032 were priceless .

Lets face it Specialist complex Tugs like that are worth their weight in gold [ and probably cost the same as well] but it looks like they have the best skipper on her :) Again my thanks
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