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Name: SIR TRISTRAM
Type: Landing Ship Logistics
Launched: 12/12/1966
Completed: 09/1967
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie (Ship Builders) Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 761
Dimensions: 2404dwt, 4473grt, 2179nrt, 413.5 x 58.9 x 13.1ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 4SA, 10cyl (19 x 27ins), 9400bhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie (Engineering) Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws; 17.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 334639
History:
09/1967 Ministry of Transport (British-India Steam Navigation Co, managers), London
1970 Secretary of State for Defence, London
No later history known
Comments: Allocated pennant number L3505
05/1967: Built for Army service
1970: Transferred to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary
08/06/1982: Damaged by bombs from Argentinian aircraft at Bluff Cove, Falklands
1982 - 1984: Used as an accommodation ship at Port Stanley
1984 - 1985: Rebuilt at Tyne Shiprepairers Ltd, Wallsend,
then became 2443dwt, 6824grt, 134.9m,
17/12/2005: Decommissioned & used for occasional training facility


Above photo copyright of Alex Wood

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above: Returning to the UK on a heavy lift ship. Photo copyright of Kenneth Ian Griffiths

Above: Leaving the Tees for rebuilding at Tyne Shiprepair. Photo copyright of Michael Green

Above: Leaving the Tyne 18/06/1988. Photo copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above: Decommissioned at Portland