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SIR LANCELOT logistic landing ships (6, 1964 - 1968)


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Sir Percivale 1994

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Sir Bedivere L3004 760 Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 28/10/1965 20/7/1966 18/5/1967 to Brazil 2/2008 (Almirante Saboia)
Sir Galahad L3005 690 Stephen, Glasgow 22/2/1965 19/4/1966 17/12/1966 sunk 8/6/1982
Sir Geraint L3027 691 Stephen, Glasgow 21/6/1965 26/1/1967 12/7/1967 BU 7/2005
Sir Lancelot L3029 818 Fairfield, Glasgow 3/1962 25/6/1963 16/1/1964 sold 6/1989
Sir Percivale L3036 762 Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 27/7/1966 4/10/1967 23/3/1968 BU 12/2009
Sir Tristram L3505 761 Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 14/3/1966 12/12/1966 14/9/1967 training hulk 12/2005


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

3270

L3029: 3370

Displacement full, t

5674

L3029: 5550

Length, m

115.8 wl 125.1 oa

Breadth, m

19.6

Draught, m

4.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Mirrlees diesels

L3029: 2 Denny-Sulzer diesels

Power, h. p.

9400

L3029: 9520

Max speed, kts

17

Fuel, t

diesel oil 850

Endurance, nm(kts)

8000(15)

Armament

fitted for 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 9, helicopter deck

Military load

16 tanks, 34 vehicles, 534 troops, 4 LCVP Mk 4

Electronic equipment

type 1006 radar

Complement

68



Standard scale images


<i>Sir Lancelot </i>1987
Sir Lancelot 1987
<i>Sir Tristram </i>1990
Sir Tristram 1990
<i>Sir Percivale </i>1990
Sir Percivale 1990
<i>Sir Bedivere </i>2005
Sir Bedivere 2005
<i>Sir Percivale </i>1979
Sir Percivale 1979


Graphics


<i>Sir Percivale </i>2003
Sir Percivale 2003
<i>Sir Bedivere </i>2003 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Sir Bedivere 2003 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.
<i>Sir Percivale</i> 1994
Sir Percivale 1994


Ship project history


Sir Lancelot was the prototype of a class of six landing ships ordered by the Ministry of Transport for use by the Army. They were initially chartered to and operated by shipping companies, but were taken over by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in 1980. They can carry, and operate, helicopters, sixteen main battle tanks, thirty-four mixed vehicles and up to 534 troops; they can also lay out pontoons. They were designed to mercantile specifications, to operate virtually as roll-on/roll-off ferries in support of the Army, and were never intended to take part in opposed landings - hence the generally lightweight construction and aluminium superstructure.

They had bow and stern ramps for vehicles.

Modernizations


7/1985, Sir Tristram: was lengthened (134.7 oa, 120.6 pp, 5794t full load), 888t of diesel oil

1990s, all: - provision for 2 x 1 - 40/60, type 1006 radar; + provision for 4 x 1 - 20/90 GAM-B01, type 1007 radar, 4x Shield decoy RL

early 1998, Sir Bedivere: was lengthened (139.0 oa, 124.6 pp, 6700t full load), diesels were replaced by 2 Stork-Wärtsilä (9840hp)

Naval service


Sir Galahad 8/6/1982 during preparing to landing off Fitzroy, Falklands was attacked by 3 Argentine Skyhawks. She was hit by two or three bombs and fired. Later wreck was towed to sea and 25/6/1982 sunk by submarine Onyx. 8/6/1982 Sir Tristram was badly damaged by 1000pdr bomb from Argentine Skyhawk and sank on shallow water off Fitzroy. After war she was raised and was under repair and modernization till 1985.