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Photographer:Ken Smith [View profile]Title:RFA LARGS BAY L3006Added:Oct 23, 2007
Captured:October 21, 2007IMO:9240756Hits:2,906
Location:Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Landing Ships
LARGS BAY L3006 23,569/2006
Bay Class Landing Ship Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Oct 21st 2007
Vessel Identification
Pennant no.:L3006
Former name(s):
- Largs Bay (Until 2011 Oct)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Combat Vessel
Gross tonnage:23,569 tons
Summer DWT:10,172 tons
Length:177 m
Beam:26 m
Draught:5.5 m

Additional Information
Build year:2006
AIS Information
Last known position:
33°51’33” S, 151°14’47.4” E
Speed, course (heading):
000.3kts, 296° (309°)
Arrival:15th Sep 2019
16:00:41 UTC
Last update:
1 month 25 days ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)
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Photo Comments (5)

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pacifico on Mar 21, 2013 21:01 (6 years ago)
now named hmas choules
Rogério Cordeiro on Dec 13, 2008 10:26 (10 years ago)
Port of registry: London
IMO: 9240756
Call sign: GCIA
Ex-names: - - - -
Type/class: "Bay" class - Landing ship (Dock type)
Built by: Swan Hunter Shpbldng. & Eng. Group Ltd. - Wallsend in 2006
DWT: 10,172 tons
Ben on Oct 22, 2007 01:13 (12 years ago)
I was laying alongside the QEII Pier at the o2 and she was being towed head up,so i assume they either didnt bother spinning her or due to the tide. It was Ebb tide so most likely the tide to make things easier.

I think one of her crew went sick because around 11.30pm they requested an ambulance at Greenwich Pier.

City Cruises towed the Eleanor Rose down with the Princess Rose to save fuel before the ship came up,they have been very busy recently with tender work.
Ken Smith on Oct 21, 2007 15:41 (12 years ago)
I knew she was coming Ben, don't know why they parked her head up, probably to do with the tide.
Thanks for the additional info.

Ben on Oct 21, 2007 15:34 (12 years ago)
I saw her arrive last night around 9pm,3 adsteam tugs with her.

Ordered: 19 December 2000
Laid down: 01 October 2001
Launched: 18 July 2003
Commissioned: 17 December 2006
Fate: In service.
General characteristics
Displacement: 16,190 tons full load
Length: 176.6 m
Beam: 26.4 m
Draught: 5.1 m
Propulsion: 2 x Wartsila 8L26 engines,
2 x Wartsila 12V26 engines.

Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h)
Range: 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h).
Complement: 59
Military Lift: 356 troops; 1200 Linear metres of vehicles (e.g. 32 Challenger 2 MBT's or 150 light trucks); 12 × 40 TEU or 24 × 24 TEU containers, 2 Landing Craft Vehicle and Personnel (LCVP) Mk.5 and 1 Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk 10; two Mexeflote powered rafts.
Armament: None, but fitted to receive military weapons and self defence systems, including Phalanx CIWS.
Aircraft: Single spot flight deck with limited facilities to transport and operate Merlin, Chinook and V22 Osprey.
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