RFA Lyme Bay (L3007)
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|RFA Lyme Bay berthed at Portland, August 2007|
|Ordered:||19 December 2000|
|Builder:||Swan Hunter / BAE Systems, Govan, Glasgow|
|Laid down:||1 October 2001|
|Launched:||26 August 2005|
|Commissioned:||8 August 2007|
|Identification:||IMO number: 9240768|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2023[update]|
|Class and type:||Bay class landing ship dock|
|Displacement:||16,190 t (15,934 long tons) full load|
|Length:||176.6 m (579 ft 5 in)|
|Beam:||26.4 m (86 ft 7 in)|
|Draught:||5.1 m (16 ft 9 in)|
2 × Wartsila 8L26 engines|
2 × Wartsila 12V26 engines
|Speed:||18 knots (21 mph; 33 km/h)|
|Range:||8,000 nmi (15,000 km) at 15 kn (17 mph; 28 km/h)|
|Capacity:||356 troops; 1,200 Linear metres of vehicles (e.g. 32 Challenger 2 MBT's or 150 light trucks); 12 × 40 FEU or 24 × 20 TEU containers, 2 Landing Craft Vehicle and Personnel (LCVP) Mk.5 and 1 Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk 10; two Mexeflote powered rafts|
• 2 × 7.62mm Mk.44 Miniguns|
• 6 × 7.62mm L7 GPMGs
|Aircraft carried:||Twin spot flight deck with limited facilities to transport and operate Merlin or Chinook helicopters, and V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft|
RFA Lyme Bay (L3007) is a Bay class auxiliary landing ship dock (LSD(A)) of the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
Lyme Bay was built by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on the River Tyne, being the last ship built on the river. On July 13, 2006 it was announced that, due to delays and cost over-runs, fitting out of Lyme Bay would be transferred from Swan Hunter and completed by BAE Systems at Scotstoun. Lyme Bay arrived on the River Clyde on July 22, 2006.
- ↑ Armstrong, Jeremy (2006-07-18). "Last Ship Leaves the Tyne". Mirror.co.uk. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2006/07/18/last-ship-leaves-the-tyne-115875-17400800/. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
- ↑ "Yard blow as ship work switched". BBC News. London. 2006-07-13. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/5175754.stm. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
- ↑ "Unfinished ship arrives on Clyde". BBC News. London. 2006-07-22. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/5205152.stm. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
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