Mounts Bay

RFA Mounts Bay (L3008)

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) provides logistical support to the Royal Navy. In the case of our Bay-class Landing Ship Docks, that means facilitating amphibious operations by offloading troops in even the roughest weather conditions.

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

8000+ miles

Total range

176 metres

Total length 

18+ knots

Top speed 

Our operations

Current operation

Alongside in Portland


Training our team and maintaining our equipment to make sure we are fighting fit for the challenge.

Commanding Officer

Captain Mike Lawrence

RFA Mount Bay’s role

Since launching in 2004, RFA Mounts Bay’s role has been to support vital amphibious operations and exercises, all over the world. These involve offloading embarked troops, including Royal Marines Commandos, in all weather conditions.

RFA Mount’s Bay is capable of carrying amphibious vehicles and landing craft, so all necessary personnel can reach shore and complete their operation, whether that’s taking food and supplies to a disaster-hit area or supporting forces who are already on the ground.

Unit history

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