HMS Bulwark (L15)
|Ordered:||18 July 1996|
|Laid down:||27 January 2000 Barrow-in-Furness, England|
|Launched:||15 November 2001|
|Commissioned:||10 December 2004|
|Fate:||Active in service as of 2008|
|Class and type:||Albion class landing platform dock|
|Beam:||25. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) Events 390 BC - Roman - Gaulish Wars Battle of the Allia - a Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Events 98 - Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Barrow-in-Furness is an industrial town and Seaport in Cumbria, England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Events 655 - Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Events 1041 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 6 m waterline, 28. 9 m maximum|
|Propulsion:||2 × Wärtsilä 6. Wärtsilä is a Finnish manufacturer of large ( Diesel) engines and Power plants The core business of Wärtsilä is marine diesel engines 25 MW and 2 × Wärtsilä 1. 56 MW diesel generators operating at 6. 6 kV driving two AC motors through twin shafts and a bowthruster unit|
|Speed:||18 knots (33 km/h)|
|Range:||7,000 nautical miles (13,000 km)|
|Armament:||2 × Goalkeeper CIWS|
4 × 7. Goalkeeper is a Dutch Close-in weapon system, which defends Ships against incoming Missiles and ballistic shells 62 mm machine guns
2 × 20 mm cannon
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Bulwark
. Seven ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Bulwark, after the reference to the Navy as the 'bulwark' (defence of the country HMS
HMS Bulwark is an Albion-class landing platform dock, the UK's newest class of amphibious assault warship and built in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, UK. An amphibious transport dock (also called a landing platform dock or LPD) is an Amphibious warfare ship, a warship that embarks transports and lands elements The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A naval ship is a Ship (or sometimes Boat, depending on classification used for combat purposes commonly by a Navy. Barrow-in-Furness is an industrial town and Seaport in Cumbria, England. Boundaries and divisions Cumbria is neighboured by Northumberland, County Durham, North Yorkshire, Lancashire, and the Lieutenancy England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located For numerous reasons, delays caused the delivery date to be put back, with the ship entering service in December 2004. Coupled with HMS Albion and HMS Ocean, as well as other amphibious ships, it provides a much improved and potent amphibious capability for the Royal Navy. Affiliations Chester The Mercian Regiment Plymouth Albion RFC History An invitation to tender for a new Helicopter carrier was issued in February 1992 The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service)
The 64 metre flight deck is able to take two Sea King HC4 medium-lift helicopters and stow a third. The deck is also capable of supporting two CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter one down the side of the flight deck and one at the rear of the flight deck. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Though the Albion design does not have a hangar, the ship does have sufficient equipment to support helicopter operations.
The ship also supports a permanently-embarked Marine landing craft unit, 4 Assault Squadron Royal Marines.
HMS Bulwark departed the UK in January 2006 for a six-month East of Suez maiden deployment. She conducted counter-terrorist and counter-piracy tasks in waters off the Horn of Africa. HMS Bulwark then headed for the northern Persian Gulf to become the flagship of Task Force 158, providing security for Iraqi oil platforms.
At the start of the summer of 2006 HMS Bulwark was near Spain. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Due to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon crisis, on 15 July 2006 she was ordered to divert to Lebanon and to support operations evacuating British citizens from the conflict area. Background See also Israel-Lebanon conflict The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO had engaged in cross-border attacks from Southern Lebanon Events 1099 - First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Lebanon (ˈlɛbənɒn Arabic: ar لبنان Lubnān) officially the Republic of Lebanon or Lebanese Republic (ar الجمهورية اللبنانية On 20 July, she evacuated approximately 1,300 people from Beirut in the biggest British evacuation. Events 1304 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold On completion of her extended deployment the ship returned to the United Kingdom. At the start of June 2007 HMS Bulwark was docked at Sunderland on the River Wear. Sunderland (, or /ˈsʌn(dlən/ is a City in Tyne and Wear, England. The River Wear (wɪə("wee-er" is a river in North East England, rising in the Pennines and flowing eastwards mostly through County Durham,
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- ^ "Mass rescue for Lebanon Britons", BBC News, 2006-07-20. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1304 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold
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