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Landing Ship/Platform Dock Albion class

Specifications

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325crew
305troops
18500full load (tn)
176length (m)
28.90beam (m)
7.10draught (m)
7000range (nm)
18max speed (knots)
2Naval Gun single 20 mm
2Close-In Weapon System Goalkeeper
2Naval Radar navigation radar Type 1007
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 996

Aircraft

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    Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
UK Royal Air Force B 414 - H-47D Chinook 02
UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King HC.4 02
UK Royal Navy AW EH101 02

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Shipyards

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UK BAE Systems (Vickers) - 2


List of Ships

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UKRoyal NavyL14HMS AlbionGDIU - AN2003--
UKRoyal NavyL15HMS BulwarkGDIV - BK2005--




2 units


Events

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1996-jul-18OrderedUK L14 HMS Albion
1996-jul-18OrderedUK L15 HMS Bulwark
1998-may-22Laid downUK L14 HMS Albion Laid down at Barrow in a joint ceremony with RFA Wave Knight.
2000-jan-27Laid downUK L15 HMS Bulwark
2001-mar-9LaunchedUK L14 HMS Albion
2001-nov-15LaunchedUK L15 HMS Bulwark at Barrow-in-Furness
2003-jun-19CommissionedUK L14 HMS Albion
2003-jun-19HomeportUK L14 HMS Albion HMNB Devonport
2004-may-13DeploymentUK L14 HMS Albion departed HMNB Devonport for her maiden deployment, in company with HMS Ocean as part of an Amphibious Task Group, for exercises with US Navy. Arrived Norfolk, VA on 28 May.
2004-nov-11DeploymentUK L14 HMS Albion Operation Phillis ordered to Cote d Ivoire to support evacuation of British and other nationals (largely by RAF C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster) to Accra, Ghana.
2005-apr-28CommissionedUK L15 HMS Bulwark
2005-apr-28HomeportUK L15 HMS Bulwark HMNB Devonport
2005-jul-1Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark Present at International Festival of the Sea (Trafalgar 200), Portsmouth.
2005-jul-1Port VisitUK L14 HMS Albion Present at International Festival of the Sea (Trafalgar 200), Portsmouth.
2006-julDeploymentUK L15 HMS Bulwark Operation Highbrow assisted in evacuation of British nationals from Beirut, including over 1300 in one day, during first use of two Chinook operations.
2006-oct-11DeploymentUK L14 HMS Albion Operation Vela (Green Eagle) conduct of Exercise Green Eagle phase of Operation Vela, off Sierra Leone
2008-may-9Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark arrived in Liverpool for 4 day visit
2008-oct-4DeploymentUK L15 HMS Bulwark Exercise Joint Warrior 08-2 participated in bi-annual multi-national exercise off Scottish coast, until 17 Oct
2008-novRefitUK L14 HMS Albion entered dry dock at HMD Devonport for 10 month programme of extensive maintenance, completed Jul 2009
2008-nov-29Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark Amsterdam Netherlands
2009-sep-5HomeportUK L15 HMS Bulwark present for Navy Days 2009, with 846 NAS Sea King HC.4 ZB507/F aboard
2010-apr-20DeploymentUK L14 HMS Albion Operation Cunningham Returned c 280 British civilians to UK, alongside 450 troops returning from combat service in Helmand Province.
2010-mayRefitUK L15 HMS Bulwark by Babcock Marine for 8 months at HMD Devonport which included engine improvements, better night vision capabilities and an IT system upgrade, together with allowing her to operate two Chinooks simultaneously, following the lessons learned from Operation Highbrow. Refit completed mid Jan 2011.
2010-julDeploymentUK L14 HMS Albion Exercise Auriga 2010 Participated in the Amphibious component of Ex Auriga, with USS Kearsarge. HMS Ocean and RFA Largs Bay, until Aug 2010.
2011-mar-16Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark visit to London for 5 days. Moored at Greenwich Ship Tier on the River Thames.
2011-apr-7DeploymentUK L14 HMS Albion Deployed with RM battle group for NATO Exercise to Mediterranean but also in readiness for Contingency Missions during NATO ops against Libya
2011-jul-22Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark anchored in Torbay for a 3 day visit to Torquay, with Ship Open to Visitors on 24 Jul.
2011-sep-22Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark attended the 2011 PSP Boat Show at Southampton
2011-oct-15HomeportUK L14 HMS Albion entered HMNB Devonport for an expected 3 year period of extended readiness
2011-oct-25DeploymentUK L15 HMS Bulwark Staff College Sea Days 2011 launched a demonstration Royal Marine assault onto Browndown Beach near Gosport, Hampshire. Supported by RFA Mounts Bay.
2012-feb-10Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark visited Hamburg for 4 days, departing 13 Feb
2012-feb-17Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark visited Gydnia, Poland after two days exercising with Polish Navy in the Baltic.
2012-mar-23RefitUK L14 HMS Albion entered period of extended readiness at HMNB Devonport, due to exit Dec 2014.
2012-jul-16DeploymentUK L15 HMS Bulwark departed HMNB Devonport to take up station off Weymouth (arrived 24 Jul, with 814 NAS aboard) as a logistics hub in support of Police maritime security operations for the London 2012 Olympic sailing events. Supported by RFA Mounts Bay.
2012-octDeploymentUK L15 HMS Bulwark departed HMNB Devonport for 3 month Cougar 12 deployment in the Mediterranean, with a detachment of Lynx from 659 Sq AAC, supporting flagship, HMS Illustrious.
2013-may-5Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark 5-9 may visit Rotterdam
2013-may-23Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark Battle of the Atlantic 70th Anniversary to Alexandra Dock, Liverpool for BOA70 commemorations.
2013-aug-12DeploymentUK L15 HMS Bulwark Cougar 13 departed HMNB Devonport for Gulf, Red Sea and Horn of Africa as Flagship for Exercise Cougar 13. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 13 Dec.
2013-oct-20UK L14 HMS Albion alongside RM Tamar, at Devonport
2013-nov-28Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark arrived in Valetta for 5 day visit
2014-mar-31DeploymentUK L15 HMS Bulwark Exercise Joint Warrior 14-1 JW 14-1
2014-may-28Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark visit to London for celebration of 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines. Moored at Greenwich Ship Tier on the River Thames.
2014-jun-5DeploymentUK L15 HMS Bulwark departed HMNB Portsmouth with HMS Richmond and smaller ships for Gold Beach and the 70th Anniversary of D-Day commemorations
2014-augDeploymentUK L15 HMS Bulwark departed HMNB Devonport for Cougar 14 deployment and operations in Middle East. Returned on 16 Dec.
2014-sepDeploymentUK L15 HMS Bulwark In company with RFA Lyme Bay, launched pre-dawn practice assault on beaches near Rinia
2014-sep-2DeploymentUK L15 HMS Bulwark arrived in Gibraltar for Cougar 14 deployment, in company with RFA Lyme Bay and RFA Wave Knight. Departed 10 Dec 2014.
2014-nov-7DeploymentUK L15 HMS Bulwark International Mine Counter Measures Exercise 2014 diverted from Cougar 14 deployment to lead the multi-national exercise.
2014-dec-17RefitUK L15 HMS Bulwark alongside maintenance at Devonport, until Feb 2015
2015RefitUK L14 HMS Albion surface and low level air search radar Type 997 refit at Babcock, Devonport to bring ship out of extended readiness, includes Type 997 radar, addtion of Phalanx CIWS, improvements to propulsion and fire detection systems.
2015-mar-17DeploymentUK L15 HMS Bulwark Staff College Sea Days 2015 participated in Sea Days 2015, launching 40 Commando RM and supporting units, in an assault on Browndown Beach
2015-apr-19Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark visited Piraeus, en route to Gallipoli centenary commemorations
2015-apr-21Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark to Canakkale to participate in centenary of Gallipoli celebrations. Departed 26 Apr.
2015-apr-30AircraftUK L15 HMS Bulwark Operation Weald received a detachment of 3 Merlin HM.2 from 814 NAS for Mediterranean operations, until Jul.
2015-may-4DeploymentUK L15 HMS Bulwark Operation Weald deployed for humanitarian SAR operations in the Mediterranean. Relieved on station by HMS Enterprise on 3 Jul.
2015-oct-1DeploymentUK L15 HMS Bulwark Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 departed HMNB Devonport for 4 month Mediterranean deployment on multi-national Exercise Cougar 15, which included participation in Exercise Trident Juncture 2015. Returned to HMNB Devonport on 7 Dec 2015.
2016-may-6Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark weekend visit to Liverpool
2016-may-30Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark alongside Kirkwall, for Battle of Jutland commemorations
2016-jun-6Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark visited London for 4 days, following Jutland 100 commemorations. Departed 9 Jun.
2016-jul-20Port VisitUK L15 HMS Bulwark visit to Sunderland for International Airshow and Amphibious Assault capabilty demonstration on Seaburn beach, over the weekend
2016-sep-19DeploymentUK L15 HMS Bulwark Joint Expeditionary Force (Maritime) 2016 departed HMNB Devonport for 6 month Middle East Task Group deployment.
2017-marRefitUK L14 HMS Albion CIWS Phalanx 20 mm Received 2 sets of Phalanx to replace Goalkeeper. Rejoined the Fleet after refit on 21 Jul.
2017-junTrialsUK L14 HMS Albion beginning sea trials following refits after a 5 year period in extended readiness
2018-febDeploymentUK L14 HMS Albion departed HMNB Devonport on a 10 month Indian Ocean, Far East and Persian Gulf deployment. Returned to Devonport 16 Wharf on 23 Nov.
2018-apr-22Port VisitUK L14 HMS Albion 3 day visit to Jakarta, in company with FS Dixmude and FS Surcouf. Departed 25 Apr.
2018-apr-28Port VisitUK L14 HMS Albion tied up in Brunei for 4 day visit, with Jungle training for the Royal Marines embarked Assault Squadron
2018-aug-3Port VisitUK L14 HMS Albion visited Tokyo for 5 days, for amphibious assault exercises with JSDF troops
2018-aug-31DeploymentUK L14 HMS Albion Conducted Freedom of Navigation (FONMOV) cruise in South China Sea near the Paracel Group islands, whilst en route to Viet Nam.
2018-sep-3Port VisitUK L14 HMS Albion Visit to Ho Chi Minh City, as part of Far East deployment
2018-octDeploymentUK L14 HMS Albion Exercise Saif Sareea 3 UK Flagship for Amphibious Task Group in Joint UK-Omani Ex SS3.
2019-aprDeploymentUK L14 HMS Albion Exercise Joint Warrior 19-1 Amphibious Task Group flagship for JW19-1, with escorts HMS Defender and HMS Kent and support ships RFA Lyme Bay and RFA Tiderace.






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