RFA Lyme Bay

RFA Lyme Bay

RFA Lyme Bay (L3007) is capable of delivering a significant fighting force anywhere in the world; troops together with all the necessary vehicles, stores and ammunition to form the ongoing waves of an amphibious assault.

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RFA Lyme Bay is recently took part in Exercise Griffin Strike.

She worked alongside the Fleet Flagship HMS Ocean, Assault Ship HMS Bulwark and the Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland as well as French Navy counterparts including the including the assault helicopter carrier FS Dixmude.

The aim of Ex Griffin Strike was to test the working partnership between the two countries and test the Ango-French Combined Joint Expeditionary Force”, or CJEF.

The exercise showed how UK and French maritime, land and air forces can be deployed rapidly together for a wide range of bilateral operations and, if called upon, work together as part of a NATO, EU or UN coalition operation.

Royal Navy mine warfare experts tested to limit in three-week Gulf exercise

Royal Navy mine warfare experts tested to limit in three-week Gulf exercise


RFA Lyme Bay Latest News

Anglo-American mine warfare group join forces in the Gulf

Lyme Bay takes over as minehunters' 'mother ship' in Gulf

Lyme Bay takes over as minehunters' 'mother ship' in Gulf

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Current operation Maintenance

Ships, units and aircraft need periods of maintenance and sea-going trials to ensure that they are at their best for any tasks asked of them.

  • Cold Weather Training

    Cold Weather training brings together ships, aircraft and marines in the Arctic

  • Joint Warrior

    Joint Warrior is a UK tri-Service multinational exercise that involves numerous warships, aircraft, marines and troops.

Location Global

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Unit History

Ship floated2005

26 August, 2005

Ship Commissioned2007

RFA Lyme Bay was commissioned and entered service in 2007

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Commanding Officer Kim Watts

Rank: Captain

Captain Kim Watts joined the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in 1975, he is now in command of RFA Lyme Bay.

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