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SIR GALAHAD logistic landing ship (1987)


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Sir Galahad 2003 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Sir Galahad L3005 125 Swan Hunter SB, Wallsend 12/7/1985 13/12/1986 7/12/1987 to Brazil 12/2007 (Garcia d'Àvila)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

7441

Displacement full, t

8585

Length, m

126.0 pp 140.5 oa

Breadth, m

19.5 hull 20.0 max

Draught, m

4.57

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Mirrlees-Blackstone KMR9 Mk 3 Major diesels

Power, h. p.

13310

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

diesel oil 1260

Endurance, nm(kts)

13000(15)

Armament

2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, 3 x 1 - 20/90 GAM-B03, 1 helicopter (Sea King)

Military load

18 tanks, 20 vehicles, 340 troops

Electronic equipment

type 1006 radar, 4x DLE decoy RL

Complement

49



Standard scale images


<i>Sir Galahad </i>1990
Sir Galahad 1990


Graphics


<i>Sir Galahad</i> 2003 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Sir Galahad 2003 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Ship project history


Ordered in September 1984 as a replacement for the LSL damaged in 1982 and subsequently sunk as a war grave off Port Stanley. There were many improvements over the original design, including enlarged helicopter deck, better firefighting and steel bridge, as well as greater capacity. One 25t and two 8.6t cranes. There were bow ramp with a visor-type one-piece door and a stern vehicle ramp. Four Mexiflote pontoons can be stowed on the hull sides.

Modernizations


early 1990s: - 2 x 1 - 40/60, 1 x 1 - 20/90, type 1006 radar; + type 1007 radar, type 182 torpedo decoy

2000: - 2 x 1 - 20/90

Naval service


No significant events.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.