|Name||No||Yard No||Builder||Laid down||Launched||Comp||Fate|
|Largs Bay||L3006||Swan Hunter, Wallsend||28.1.2002||18.7.2003||28.11.2006||stricken 3.2011, to Australia (Choules)|
|Lyme Bay||L3007||Swan Hunter, Wallsend||22.11.2002||3.9.2005||26.11.2007||in service (2019)|
|Mounts Bay||L3008||303||BAE, Govan||25.8.2002||9.4.2004||15.9.2006||in service (2019)|
|Cardigan Bay||L3009||324||BAE, Govan||13.10.2003||8.4.2005||18.12.2006||in service (2019)|
|Displacement standard, t||10000|
|Displacement full, t||16160|
|Length, m||168.0 pp 176.6 oa|
|Draught, m||5.80 max|
|No of shafts||
2 Wärtsilä-Vasa 12V26 diesel-generators + 2 Wärtsilä-Vasa 8L26 diesel-generators, 2 ABB electric motors
|Power, h. p.||
|Max speed, kts||
|Military load||1 LCU Mk 10 or 2 LCVP Mk 5, 24 TEU containers or 36 Challenger 2 tanks or 150 light trucks, 200t cargo, 356troops|
|Electronic equipment||2x navigation radars|
Officially styled ALSL (alternative landing ship logistic) until 2002, when they were retyped "landing platform dock (auxiliary)". The design is based on that of Royal Schelde's Rotterdam-class LPD. Two new "landing ships logistic" (i.e., LST) were to be procured as a result of the 1998 Defence White Paper decisions to replace Sir Geraint and Sir Percivale, but the program was expanded to four ships in 2000, for a planned total cost of £300 million. All are operated by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Portions of the hull structure were subcontracted to a Dutch yard.
Have 1,200 lane-meters of vehicle accommodation internally and on the flight deck, and are able to transport 200t of combat cargo such as fuel, ammunition and stores. Two Mexiflote-powered pontoons are stowable on the hull sides. A large helicopter/vehicle/container deck is fitted but no helicopter hangar; have one large or two small helicopter landing spots, capable of landing Chinook helicopter or V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor, there is 18t elevator. The ships are not capable of beaching. A stern docking well (31x9m) can hold one LCU Mk 10, though no landing craft are carried in davits. Employ azimuthal propellers and have no rudders. Two 30t vehicle and cargo-handling cranes are fitted amidships. Each ship can be armed with 2 Phalanx CIWS, 2 30mm DS-30B guns and 2 decoy RLs.
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Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.