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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: 4473grt, 2179nrt, 2443dwt, 111.64 x 17.68 x 7.93metres;
(1998: 7729grt, 2318nrt, 2443dwt, 123.98 x 17.68 x 7.93metres)
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 4SA, 10cyl (483 x 686mm), 9400bhp;
(1998: 2 x Oil engines, 4SA, 12cyl (280 x 300mm), 9788bhp)
Engines by: Mirrlees National Ltd, Stockport; (1998: Stork-Wartsila)
Propulsion: 2 x Screws + bow thruster (fwd), 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
1998: Modernised with new engines, modified superstrucure & lengthened by 12.0metres
Modernisation carried out by Babcock Rosyth Defence Ltd at Rosyth
2012: Still in service


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