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Name: LYME BAY
Type: Landing Ship Dock (auxiliary)
Keel: 22/11/2002
Launched: 03/09/2005
Completed: 27/06/2007
Builder: Swan Hunter (Tyneside) Ltd & BAE Systems
Yard: Wallsend & Govan
Yard Number:
Dimensions: 16160disp, 176.6 x 26.4 x 5.8(draft)metres
Engines: 2 x Wartsila 8L26 & 2 x Wartsila 12V26 generators, 15000hp
Engines by: Wartsila Oy, Helsinki
Propulsion: 2 x Propulsion pods, 1 x bow thruster, 18.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 10 x 1 x 7.62mm guns, 2 x Phalanx CIWS
History:
26/11/2007 Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA)
No later history known
Comments: Member of the Bay Class
Pennant number: L3007
Can carry 24 x main battle tanks or 150 x light trucks or equivalent
Fitted for handling a helicopter, but without hangar facilities
13/06/2006: Order cancelled and handed over to BAE Systems
16/07/2006: Towed away from the Tyne to the Clyde
2017: Still in service


Above photo, dated 16/02/2004, is copyright of Michael Green

Above photo, dated 16/02/2004, is copyright of Michael Green

Above photo of LARGS BAY & LYME BAY together, copyright of Dave Wilkinson

Above photo copyright of Neil Watkin

Above photo copyright of Royal Navy

Above photo copyright of Kevin Slade

Above photo copyright of B Clark