The Bay class are amphibious landing ships designed to replace Sir Tristram and Sir Galahad. They can carry more than twice as many vehicles and embarked troops than their predecessors. They can also off load their embarked forces in rougher weather than the ships they replaced and do so in half the time.
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Bay Class Landing Ships
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RFA Mounts Bay
Mounts Bay is one of three LSD(A) Class, Amphibious Support Platforms and was built by BAE (Naval Ships) at Govan on the River Clyde. Launched by Lady Band in April 2004, she was the first ‘Bay’ class vessel, and following extensive sea trials was accepted into service in July 2006.
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