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The Albion-class landing platform dock (LPD) is the newest type of amphibious warfare ship in service with the Royal Navy. Each of the ships has a crew of 325 and can accommodate up to 405 troops. Thirty-one large trucks and thirty-six smaller vehicles and main battle tanks can be carried inside the vehicle deck. To disembark troops and vehicles, the vessels are equipped with eight landing craft.

In 2013, the RCN selected the Albion-class LPDs for their amphibious assault group.

Specifications[]

  • Type: Landing Platform Dock
  • Service Period: 2002-Present
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 700 feet (213.36 meters)
    • Beam: 105 feet (32 meters)
    • Draft: 23 feet (7.01 meters)
    • Displacement: 20,200 tons (Standard); 26,400 tons (Full Load)
  • Capacity: 405 troops (with an overload capacity of 710), 67 vehilcles, 4 LCU Mk.X, 4 LCVP Mk.V
  • Crew: 325
  • Propulsion: 2 x Wärtsilä Vasa 16V 32E diesel generators, 2 x Wärtsilä Vasa 4R 32E diesel generators, 2 x electric motors, 1 x bow thruster
  • Range: 8,000 miles (12,875 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/h)
  • Speed: 25 knots (46.3 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite
    • Type 996 E/F-Band RDF - replaced by Artisan E/F-Band 3D RDF
    • Type 1007/1008 I-Band RDF
  • Armament
    • 2 x 30mm/77-caliber Goalkeeper CIWS
    • 2 x 30/75-caliber DS30M autocannons
    • 2 x 8-cell VLS (fires Garfish AAMs)
    • 8 x 12.7mm Browning M2 machine guns
  • Aircraft Supported: Agusta-Westland Merlin, Westland Lynx, Westland Westminster

Unit Run[]

Royal Navy[]

  • HMS Albion (L22)
  • HMS Bulwark (L23)
  • HMS Royal Oak (L24)
  • HMS Centaur (L25)
  • HMS Elephant (L26)
  • HMS Hermes (L27)
  • HMS Ethalion (L28)
  • HMS Mars (L29)
  • HMS Erebus (L30)
  • HMS Nairana (L31)
  • HMS Campania (L32)
  • HMS Manxman (L33)

Royal Indian Navy[]

  • HMIS Jalashwa (L41)
  • HMIS Taigar (L42)

Royal Canadian Navy[]

  • HMCS Bluenose (L01) - under construction
  • HMCS Challenge (L02) - under construction
  • HMCS Glooscap (L03) - under construction
  • HMCS Venture (L04) - under construction