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HMS Albion

 

This weeks visitor to Liverpool is the Royal Navy's Landing Platform Dock, HMS Albion. She is designed as an amphibious warfare ship, Albion carries troops, normally Royal Marines, and vehicles up to the size of the Challenger 2 main battle tank. She can deploy these forces using four Landing Craft Utility (LCUs) and four Landing Craft Vehicle and Personnel (LCVPs). A flight deck supports helicopter operations.

 

With the withdrawal of HMS Ark Royal the Albion bencame the Royal Navy's flagship. This honour will be passed back to HMS Illustrious, now re-configured as a Helicopter Carrier, and HMS Albion will be put into a state of "Extended Readiness", which I believe means being mothballed.

 

Further images from her arrival may be seen here on my Flickr site.

 

 

HMS Albion

 

This weeks visitor to Liverpool is the Royal Navy's Landing Platform Dock, HMS Albion. She is designed as an amphibious warfare ship, Albion carries troops, normally Royal Marines, and vehicles up to the size of the Challenger 2 main battle tank. She can deploy these forces using four Landing Craft Utility (LCUs) and four Landing Craft Vehicle and Personnel (LCVPs). A flight deck supports helicopter operations.

 

With the withdrawal of HMS Ark Royal the Albion bencame the Royal Navy's flagship. This honour will be passed back to HMS Illustrious, now re-configured as a Helicopter Carrier, and HMS Albion will be put into a state of "Extended Readiness", which I believe means being mothballed.

 

Further images from her arrival may be seen here on my Flickr site.

 

 

comments (8)

A great picture Les. The Albion is a fine ship, and it is great to hear all about her.
Les Auld: Thanks Frances, appreciate the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Sep 2011, 06:25
Another beauty, Les. But I'm always most enthralled by those little tugboats that sure know how to strut their stuff!
Les Auld: The tugboats are great Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Sep 2011, 07:42
A powerful looking this Les but I have to laugh at such euphemisms as "extended readiness"
Les Auld: Politically correct speak Chris, thanks for the comment.
If they held the Spithead review now it would take about 3 minutes
Les Auld: Or less Bill, thanks for the comment.
What a ship, the inclusion of the tug boat adds a lot to this image.
Les Auld: It certainly does Martin, thanks for the comment.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Sep 2011, 09:22
I shall show Steve this, as you know he has a great interest in Naval ships.smile
Les Auld: Hope he enjoyed it Linda, thanks for the comment.
Quite a big vessel isn't she. Did Monday evening go o.k.at the club by the way?
Les Auld: Pretty big Brian, Monday went fine, at least in my mind, just another two years to go. Thanks for the comment.
I enjoyed all the extra pix of the ship as well Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Jaquelyn, appreciate the comment.

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