Tuesday, January 13, 2009

british navy Auxiliary landing ship Bay Class

LSD L3008 RFA Mounts Bay

rfa lsd l3005 Largs Bay

The Bay class are a class of landing ship dock (LSD) operated by the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary.RFA BAY CLASS Specifications
Length: 176 m
Beam: 26.4 m
Draught: 5.8 m
16,160 tons full load
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h)
Range: 8,000 nmi (15,000 km) at 15 kn (17 mph, 28 km/h)
Boats and landing
craft carried: 2 × LCVP or 1 × LCU Mk10; 2 × Mexeflote powered rafts

Military Lift
36 Challenger Main Battle Tanks or 150 light trucks plus 200 tons ammunition, about 1150 Linear metres of vehicles, 356 troops, Carry 12 x 40 TEU or 24 x 20 TEU containers

Single spot flight deck with limited facilities to transport and operate Merlin and Chinook

Loading/Offload Capability
Fitted with a floodable dock sized to operate on LCU Mk 10, Carry and operate two LCVP Mk 5, Carry and operate two Mexeflotes, Wide, uncluttered assault routes to allow fully-kitted troops unhindered passage to points of offload, Two upper-deck 30 tonne cranes


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