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1972-08-069
"Sir Galahad"  L 3005
"Round Table" class landing ship, - photographed in Singapore in 1972
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

This one looks like a civilian ship, but I am sure that it is the the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service landing ship "Sir Galahad"  L 3005.

Commissioned: 1966 as one of the 6 "Round Table" Logistic Landing ships.
Displacement: 3370 light, - 5550 full load.
LOA.: 125,5 m., - Beam: 17,9 m.,- Propulsion: 2 diesels, - 9400 bhp., - 17 Knots
Guns: 2 x 40 mm Bofors.
Aircraft: Max. 20 Wessex helicopters
Military accomodation and vehicle decks to hold 16 battle tanks or 34 mixed vehicles.

Hit and abadoned off Port Stanley during the Falkland War, - later towed to sea and sunk in 1982.
 

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