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L 3009 RFA Cardigan Bay

 
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Type, class: Dock Landing Ship - LSD / Bay class
Builder: BAE Systems Naval Ships, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
 
STATUS:
Awarded: November 19, 2001
Laid down: October 13, 2003
Launched: April 8/9, 2005
In Service: December 18, 2006
IN SERVICE
 

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Operational history:

Cardigan Bay has been deployed as part of the Royal Navy Response Force Task Group, carrying elements of 40 Commando.

In June 2011, the vessel headed to Yemen to aid with the potential evacuation of British citizens affected by the ongoing unrest in Yemen. In July 2011, she docked at Berbera, and a landing craft from Cardigan Bay landed two BvS 10 Viking armoured vehicles and Royal Marines of 539 Assault Squadron in Somaliland. They penetrated several miles of "bandit country" to meet up with an important clan chief and take him back to Cardigan Bay for a meeting with MI6 and Foreign Office officials. This was part of Exercise Somaliland Cougar, an operation to train Somali coastguards in anti-piracy techniques and to establish relationships with tribal leaders.

Cardigan Bay is with the COUGAR 13 task group as of mid 2013. She is also with the 2014 IMCMEX.

source: wikipedia
 
Cardigan Bay (Welsh: Bae Ceredigion) is a large inlet of the Irish Sea, indenting the west coast of Wales between Bardsey Island, Gwynedd in the north, and Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire at its southern end. It is the largest bay in Wales.
 

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