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HMS Bulwark (L15)
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HMS Bulwark (L15)

HMS Bulwark is one of the Royal Navy’s two Albion Class amphibious assault ships. Together with her sister vessel, her job is to land Royal Marines and their equipment – including trucks and tanks – ashore by air and sea.


Led by Commander Mark Rowbotham, along with her sister ship HMS Albion, HMS Bulwark’s primary role is to transport large numbers of troops, vehicles and equipment and land them ashore using her on-board landing craft. The landing craft are permanently operated by 4 Assault Squadron Royal Marines.

With a crew of 325, HMS Bulwark can also accommodate up to 405 additional troops, as well as 31 trucks, 36 smaller vehicles, and even main battle tanks. Her 64-metre-long flight deck can also house two Merlin or Sea King helicopters and two Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.

Albion Class

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