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Name: SIR BEDIVERE
Type: Landing Ship Logistics
Launched: 20/07/1966
Completed: 05/1967
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 760
Dimensions: 2404dwt, 6474grt, 3489nrt, 413.5 x 58.9 x 13.1ft
Engines: Oil engines, 4SA, 2 x 10cyl (19 x 27ins), 9400bhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie (Engineering) Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 17.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 309987
History:
05/1967 Ministry of Transport (British-India Steam Navigation Co, managers), London
1970 Secretary of State for Defence, London
2009 Government of Brazil; renamed ALMIRANTE SABOIA
No later history known
Comments: Allocated pennant number L3004
05/1967: Built for Army service
1970: Transferred to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary
1994: Modernised with new engines, modified superstrucure & lengthened by 12.0metres
2012: Still in service


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