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  • L3005 RFA Sir Galahad

    UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary




    1967 to 1982    


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    Flight Deck: GD
    Call Sign: GSLA


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    History of UK L3005 RFA Sir Galahad

    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.
    1968-sepDeploymentSGSembawang naval base Coral Sands Exercise Coral Sands Departed Singapore with Scouts of 2 Flight and 2 Scout from 7 Flight embarked.
    1970-janDeploymentHKHong Kong Port Scout AH.1 Departed Terendak, Malaysia for Hong Kong with ex 7 Flight Scout AH.1 for the recently re-established 656 Squadron at Sek Kong.
    1970-nov-19DeploymentBDBhola 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 C Flight of 3CBAS Gazelle AH.1 (XX402/G, XX411/X, XX412/Y) embarked.
    1982-junDecommissioned
    1982-jun-26Fate: sunkbadly damaged on 8 Jun 1982 and subsequently sunk by HMS Onyx (S21) as a war grave.

    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
    UK Royal Navy Westland Wessex 03
    UK Royal Navy Westland Sea King 02
    UK Royal Marines SNIA SA341B Gazelle AH.1 03

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    UK Alexander Stephen,



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