RFA Sir Geraint (L3027)

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Career (United Kingdom) Army Commissioned Ship Ensign Royal Fleet Auxiliary ensign.
Namesake: Geraint
Ordered: April 1964
Builder: Alex. Stephen
Laid down: June 1965
Launched: 26 January 1967
Commissioned: 12 July 1967
Decommissioned: 1 May 2003
Fate: Sold commercially and renamed Sir G in July 2005. Scrapped in India in December 2005
General characteristics
Class & type: Round Table class LSL
Displacement: 3,270 tons standard
5,674 tons fully loaded
Length: 412 ft (126 m)
Beam: 60 ft (18 m)
Draught: 13 ft (4.0 m)
Propulsion: 2 Mirrlees National ALSSDM10 diesels.
Power: 9,400 bhp (7,010 kW)
Speed: 17 knots
Range: 9,200 miles at 15 knots
Capacity: 2,404 tons
Complement: 68 crew, up to 340 passengers
Armament: Two 40 mm Bofors AA guns.
Aircraft carried: Up to 20 Wessex helicopters (1973)

RFA Sir Geraint (L3027) was a landing ship logistic of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

She served in the Falklands War as part of the taskforce sent to recover the islands.

Sir Geraint was listed for disposal in May 2003 and was reported broken up in India in December 2005.

References[edit]

  • Raymond Blackman, Ships of the Royal Navy (Macdonald and Jane's, London, 1973)