ALBION (L-14) class Weapon Systems // Ships // Amphibious

Country of Origin: Britain

These two ships were urgently needed replacements for the British navy's long-serving FEARLESS class, which retired from service. The 450 million pound (US$682 million) contracts for construction of the two ships were awarded on July 18, 1996. First steel was cut on Nov. 17, 1997. As the Royal Navy put it: "The orders for the two LPDs HMS ALBION and BULWARK will restore our full amphibious capability given their capability of carrying some 650 troops each, vehicles and heavy equipment...


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