Royal Navy – Landing Ships

Royal Navy Landing Ships

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Landing Ship Logistics (LSL)

Round Table Class (also known as the Sir Lancelot Class) LOA 413′ / 125.9 m TDISP 6,700 tons (7 built, 2 to a modified, design, 1 sunk during Falklands War) 2 still in service transferred to Brazil. Some received a service life update and were lengthened by 40′ / 12.2 m.

RFA Sir Percivale L-3036 during NATO exercise DRAGON HAMMER 1990 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-90-08858 PH1 (Aw) Raymond H. Turner Ii

RFA Sir Tristram L-3505 (1967-2005) extensively damaged during Falklands War, still in use as a training ship, including for Special Boat Service, in Portland Harbour.RFA Sir Tristram Portland 2017

Coast Guard Port Security patrol boat escorts the Sir Galahad
RFA Sir Galahad (II) L-3005 carrying humanitarian supplies to Iraq, 2003 US Navy Official 1083334 Courtesy US Coast Guard Headquarters.
RFA Round Table Class LSL Falmouth 2006
This is most likely Sir Galahad II, based on the longer LOA.

Round Table class LSL Birkenhead 2007

Landing Ship Tanks (LST)

Mk.3 LST LOA 346′ / 105.5 m TDISP 4,900 tons (61 built, none preserved)

HMS LST-3035, an LST-3 class, built in Scotland during 1944 and transferred to Australia as HMAS Lae L-3035 in 1946. © IWM FL 7209

HMS Stalker (ex-LST-3515) (1947 – 1970) built in Esquimalt, BC, Canada. From 1958 was a submarine support ship, sold 2002, scrapped 2010 despite local efforts to preserve her.HMS Stalker LST

Landing Craft Tank (LCT)

LCT-7074 (1944) LCT Mk III  LOA 192′ / 58.5 m TDISP 640 tons. Possibly the last of 235 LCT MK III craft constructed during the Second World War. Originally under restoration at the Warship Preservation Trust, Birkenhead, 1990s. When that facility closed, this LCT sank at her moorings, around 2009. During 2014 the National Museum of the Royal Navy funded the effort to raise her and carefully transport the vessel to BAE Systems in HM Dockyard, Portsmouth, for further work. Since Aug. 2020 the restored craft is on display as part of the D-Day Story Museum, Southsea, Portsmouth.

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LCT-7074 restored and in place at Southsea, the D-Day Story museum, 2020. Credit: JuneGloom07 / CC BY-SA 

LCT-7074 Warship Pres. trust era Birkenhead 2005LCT-7074 sunk fmr. Warship Pres. trust Birkenhead 2010

LCT MK IV LOA 187′ / 57 m TDISP 586 tons (875 built)

HMS LCT (4)-728 (1943) and another, said to possibly be LCT (4)-510. Laid bow to stern. Used as a breakwater at Poole Harbour, UK, from the 1950s and now in terrible condition. To be scrapped during a planned redevelopment. Note also the smaller Landing Barge. These may be the only MK IV in existence. They are much broader than the MK III. LCT-728 landed British 3rd Division troops on D-Day, June 6th, 1944. More information at the 2017 blog on the topic. Note the prominent Anti-aircraft gun tubs surviving on the LCT-728 (adjoining the land).LCT-728 and LCT MK IV Poole Harbour UK 2005

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