L3005 RFA Sir Galahad

Royal Fleet Auxiliary




1967 to 1982    


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Flight Deck: GD
Call Sign: GSLA


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1965-febLaid down
1966-apr-19Launched
1966-dec-17Commissioned
1967-novDeploymentpart of Task Force 318 to cover the British withdrawal from Aden during Operation Magister.
1970-nov-19DeploymentBhola Island Operation Burlap to Bay of Bengal, with 3 Commando Brigade RM embarked, to assist in cyclone relief efforts
1982-apr-6DeploymentSouth Atlantic Operation Corporate Departed HMNB Devonport for South Atlantic with a flight of 3CBAS Gazelle AH.1 (XX402/G, XX411/X, XX412/Y) embarked.
1982-junDecommissioned
1982-junFate: sunkbadly damaged on 8 Jun 1982 and subsequently sunk by HMS Onyx (S21)

Specifications    

    from Round Table class
65crew
340troops
3270light (tn)
5550full load (tn)
125.60length (m)
19.60beam (m)
4.30draught (m)
8000range (nm)
17max speed (knots)
9520power (shp)
2Naval Engine diesel

Aircraft    

    Typical Max
Royal Navy Westland wessex 03
Royal Navy Westland sea king 02
Royal Marines SNIA SA341B Gazelle AH.1 03

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder    

Alexander Stephen,


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