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HMS Bulwark (L15)
|Ordered:||18 July 1996|
|Laid down:||27 January 2000|
|Launched:||15 November 2001|
|Commissioned:||10 December 2004|
|Beam:||25.6 metres waterline, 28.9 metres maximum|
|Propulsion:||2 6.25MW and 2 1.56MW diesel generators operating at 6.6kV driving two AC motors through twin shafts and a bowthruster unit.|
|Range:||7000 nautical miles|
|Armament:||2 Goalkeeper CIWS|
4 7.62 mm machine guns
HMS Bulwark is an Albion-class LPD, the UK's newest class of amphibious assault warship. For numerous reasons, delays caused the delivery date to be put back, with the ship entering service in December 2004. Coupled with Albion and HMS Ocean, as well as other amphibious ships, she should provide a much improved and potent amphibious capability for the Royal Navy.
Two-spot 64 metre flight deck is able to take two medium support helicopters and stow a third. The deck is also capable of supporting a Chinook helicopter. Though the Albion design does not have a hangar, the ship does have sufficient equipment to support helicopter operations.
- County Durham
- Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers
- Royal Irish Regiment
- The Bulwark Association
See HMS Bulwark for other ships of the same name.
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