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RFA Mount Bay L3008


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RFA Mount Bay L3008

RFA Mount Bay L3008 seen outbound from the Port of Tyne (North East England) on 23rd May 2009. Photographed from Tyne Street, North Shields.

She had been into A&P's Bede Yard at Hebburn for a full survey.

Shiptype Landing Ship (Dock Type)

IMO 9240770
MMSI No. 232697000
Call Sign GCIC
Flag United Kingdom
Port of Registry London

Owner: United Kingdom Govt (leased from BAE)
Operator: Commodore RFA

Built: 2005-12 BAE Systems Marine Ltd. - Glasgow Yard/hull No.: 323
Newbuilding price $84,000,000
Hull Material:Steel; Hull Connections:Welded; Decks:4 dks; Bulbous bow; FS Ice Class 1C

Length Overall 176.600
Length (BP) 165.200
Breadth Extreme 32.200
Breadth Moulded 26.400
Draught 5.100
Depth 18.000
Gross 23,569
Net 7,070
Deadweight 10,172
Formula Deadweight 34,659

  4 diesel electric oil engines driving 2 generators each 3,600kW 6,600V a.c. 2 generators each 2,400kW 6,600V a.c. connected to 2 electric motors of 5,982shp(4,400kW) & geared to screw shafts driving 2 Directional propellers at 226 rpm
Total Power: Mcr 12,500kW (16,996hp)
Max. Speed: 18.00kts
Design: Wartsila, Engine Builder: Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italiani S.p.A. (Grandi Motori) - Trieste
2 x 8L26, 4 Stroke, Single Acting, In-Line (Vertical)
8 Cy. 260 x 320, Mcr: 2500 kW (3399 hp) at 900 rpm
Thrusters: 1 Thwart. CP thruster (f) 1,200kW(1,632bhp)