He was with Arthur at the Battle of Camlan where Arthur was fatally wounded. Completed 18 th May 1967. She also claimed one Mirage splashed, RFA Bedivere in San Carlos Water with an Argentinian Dagger aircraft passing overhead on 24 May 1982, 16 June 1982 became the 2nd ship to enter Port Stanley after RFA SIR PERCIVALE, 31 October 1982 sailed Falkland Islands for home, 16 November 1982 berthed at Marchwood Military Port after Operation Corporate with the remains of sixty four Servicemen (52 from the Army, 11 from the Royal Marines and 1 Chinese laundryman from HMS Coventry) for burial or cremation at home. RFA Sir Bedivere (L3004) was a Landing Ship Logistic of the Round Table class. She saw service in the Falklands War, the Persian Gulf and Sierra Leone. Once again I was the 4-8 watchkeeping navigator, with some interesting destinations to come. ARRIVAL OF RFA SIR BEDIVERE (TAPE 2) [Allocated Title] description Physical description. RFA Sir Bedivere (L3004) was a Landing Ship Logistic of the Round Table class.She saw service in the Falklands War, the Persian Gulf and Sierra Leone.In 2009, she was commissioned into the Brazilian Navy, and renamed NDCC Almirante Saboia (G-25). Town Mayor welcomes Commanding Officer, Captain Oscar Da Silva Filho of RFA Sir Bedivere to Falmouth. Between 17 January 2013 and 21 January 2013 berthed at Montevideo, 17 March 2013 embarked 220 Marines, equipment and vehicles from the 3rd Battalion Paissandu for the ports of Sao Sebastiao and Santos SP for port security training, 18 March 2013 arrived at Santos - marines and equipment disembarked - returned to Rio de Janerio arriving the next day, 9 May 2013 sailed from Rio de Janerio loaded with 19,600 sets of humanitarian equipment (matresses, pillows, blankets for Buenos Aires for victims of floods which had occured in Argentina, 14 May 2013 arrived at Buenos Aires and unloaded her cargo, Between 2 June 2013 and 24 July 2013 involved in transporting equipment for the Brazillian Army which is part of the Stabilization Mission of the United Nations in Haiti. Builder Hawthorn Leslie (Shipbuilders) Ltd, Hebburn on Tyne. The harbour was … berthed at Buenos Aires between 13 January 2011 to the 17 January 2011 and later Rio de Janerio, 26 April 2011 to 6 May 2011 deployed giving logistical support to the Oceanographic Station on the Trindade Island (Poitou). Her home port was Marchwood. Recording the history of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. History United Kingdom United Kingdom; Name: RFA Sir Bedivere: Namesake: Bedivere: Builder: Hawthorn Leslie: Laid down: Dave Shirlaw, Editor and Publisher of SeaWaves Magazine, reports that NDCC Almirante Sabóia (pictured above) of the Brazilian navy left for Haiti on February 1 st.. (Photo courtesy of SeaWaves.). Should any person wish to use or copy any part of this site, it's images or articles then written permission must be obtained from the Editor. Show more. In 2009 she was commissioned into the Brazilian Navy, and renamed NDCCAlmirante Saboia (G-25) The ship was originally built for army service, and was taken over by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in 1970. Sir Bedivere was lightly damaged in San Carlos Water by a bomb dropped from an Argentine Skyhawk, but returned home in November 1982 carrying the bodies of many of those service personnel who'd fallen in the conflict. L3004. Cart 0. This site does not represent the views or opinions of the Commodore RFA or the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service. This often meant that our passengers didn’t feel like eating a great deal at meal times. Film. 6617154 Builder Hawthorn Leslie (Shipbuilders) Ltd, Hebburn on Tyne. Images similar to FOT210576: 'RFA Sir Bedivere, LSL, Devonport'. Tuesday 25th May. One vessel, Sir Galahad, was lost during the Falklands War, while another, Sir Tristram, was badly damaged. When she wasn’t in military action, she was based at Marchwood in Hampshire. RFA Sir Bedivere (L3004) was a Landing Ship Logistic of the Round Table class.She saw service in the Falklands War, the Persian Gulf and Sierra Leone.In 2009 she was commissioned into the Brazilian Navy, and renamed NDCC Almirante Saboia (G-25). 1 February 2012 while arriving at Rio de Janerio after Operation ASPIRANTEX-12 was involved in a security exercise where the ship reported that she had been taken over by pirates. RFA Sir Bedivere 1976 . RFA Sir Bedivere (L3004). 29 February 2012 involved in a survey of Aviation Safety where helicopters landed onboard. She saw service in the Falklands War, the Persian Gulf and Sierra Leone. 4,473                 DWT 2,443. Die RFA Sir Bedivere (L3004) war ein Landungsschiff der Royal Navy. She was launched in 1966. Beta-SP. Welcome to Forces Reunited the place where you can find information and friends from RFA Sir Bedivere.. We are the largest and fastest growing community of UK forces veterans on the web with over 500,000 members! Kosovo—Op Allied Force HMS Splendid and HMS Turbulent carried out submarine tasking. This vessel was originally RFA Sir Bedivere (L3004), a member of the British Round Table-class Landing Ships – Logistic (LSL). She was supposed to have re-entered service in May 1996. She was part of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary for over 40 years and saw service in the Falklands War, the Persian Gulf and Sierra Leone. She saw service in the Falkland Islands ,the Persian Gulf and Sierra Leone. She was a sister-ship and had the same details as the “SIR TRISTRAM”. L 3004 International Callsign GSRE Registered LONDON Previous Name N/A Lloyds Identity No. This proved to be so costly that plans for the rest of the class to be modified were cancelled. She was converted for Brazilian service in Falmouth during 2009. Occasionally we passed frozen blue waterfalls, decorated with long icicles and waiting for the summer sun to bring them back to life. Any opinions expressed on this website are those of the individuals concerned and may not necessarily reflect those of the Editor. The ship and its crew were rescued by other units of the Brazillian Navy. A ship can change nameand flag statethrough time, but the IMO numberremains the same through the hull'sentire lifetime. L 3004                      International Callsign GSRE             Registered LONDON, Previous Name N/A                                                                         Lloyds Identity No. This site does not represent the views or opinions of the Commodore RFA or the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service. That's it. She was commissioned in 1967 and saw extensive service in many of Britain's naval operations since. Remarks “SIR BEDIVERE” is a Landing Ship Logistic (LSL). Members who served with RFA Sir Bedivere. Media in category "RFA Sir Bedivere … RFA Sir Percivale (L3036) was a Round Table class landing ship logistics.She originally entered British Army service in 1968, managed for the Ministry of Transport by British India Steam Navigation Company, but was taken over by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary along with the other members of the class in 1970. She saw service in the Falklands War, the Persian Gulf and Sierra Leone. RFA Sir Bedivere, British naval vessel (Landing Ship Logistic, Round Table class) Date: 26 June 2006: Source: Own work: Author: Franco Atirador: Licensing . The ship was originally built for army service, and was taken over by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in 1970. ‘Beautiful’ is the only word I can use to describe the scenery as we passed through this magnificent countryside. Sir Bedivere, more than 40 years old, was one of six landing ships which began entering service in the 1960s, all named after King Arthur's knights. She first saw combat in the Falklands War of 1982, when along with all the Royal Navy's other amphibious shipping, it was sent to recapture the Falkland Islands from an Argentine occupation force. The ships were operated and managed by the British-India Steam Navigation Company for the Royal Army Service Corps until January 1970, then were transferred to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. An Argentine IAI Dagger passes low over RFA SIR BEDIVERE in San Carlos Water on 24 May 1982. ATLANTIC CONVEYOR - … How to transfigure the Wikipedia . RFA Sir Bedivere 1970 - 2008 Taken over by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in 1970. L3004. She was commissioned in 1967 and saw extensive service in many of Britain's naval operations since. RFA Sir Bedivere recently arrived at Falmouth Docks to undergo conversion work for sale to the Brazilian Navy. The Commanding Officer was Oscar Moreira da Silva Filho, 23 June 2009 sailed Famouth to Lison, Portugal and then to Tenerife, in the Canary Islands on 6 July 2009, 7 September 2009 attended the Independence Day Naval Parade at  Rio de Janerio, 10 December 2009 attended the Sailor Day parade at Santos, Brazil, 17 December 2009 sailed Santos to Rio de Janerio, 12 January 2010 to 30 January 2010 took part in Operation ASPIRANTEX - 2010, 31 January 2010 commended loading supplies for operations at Haiti, 1 February 2010 sailed Rio de Janerio with 700 tons of material for Brazilian Marines and the Brazilian Army and humanitarian aid to the Haitian people, 17 February 2010 arrived at Haiti for a 30 day deployment, 2 March 2010 to 7 March 2010 berthed at Willemstad, Curacao, 11 to 16 May 2010 was at Port au Prince, Haiti, 24 September 2010 underway at Manaus, Brazil, 16 November 2010 to 25 November 2010 took part in Operation ADEREX-II/2010 with other units of the Brazillian Navy between Rio de Janerio and Santos, 1 December 2010 to 12 December 2010 carried 85 tons of cargo and research materials to Trinidade Island, 7 January 2011 to 28 January 2011 took part in in Operation ASPIRANTEX-2011 with other units of the Brazillian Navy. History. She was commissioned in 1967 and saw extensive service in many of Britain's naval operations since. The final three vessels were ordered in April 1965, and in December 1968 it was announced that as from January 1970, the management of these six vessels, as well as that of one ex-LST, would be transferred to the RFA, 20 July 1966 launched by Hawthorn Leslie Shipbuilders Ltd, Hebburn on Tyne as Yard Nr: 760  named SIR BEDIVERE for the Ministry of Transport. The Editor of www.historicalrfa.org and the Committee of the RFA Historical Society wish to make clear that this site is the product of private research and is not affiliated to any other organisation. RFA Sir Bedivere and RFA Sir Geraint provided support, fuel and logistics. The ship was originally built for army service, and was taken over by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in 1970. Her home port was Marchwood, Hampshire, which is a major military port. He then guided us through the inner coastal leads, which gave shelter from the North Atlantic swell and sometimes stormy weather. RFA Bedivere in San Carlos Water with an Argentinian Dagger aircraft passing overhead on 24 May 1982 16 June 1982 became the 2 nd ship to enter Port Stanley after RFA SIR PERCIVALE 31 October 1982 sailed Falkland Islands for home She saw service in the Falkland Islands ,the Persian Gulf and Sierra Leone. RFA Sir Bedivere (L3004) was a Landing Ship Logistic of the Round Table class. M & A Engineering Ltd was tasked with repairing the port & starboard prop shaft bearings, with the shafts remaining in the ship. A Super Puma helicopter was used making 58 VERTREP carring 53 tons of stores, 19 May 2011 berthed at Santos in the morning. One of the Knights of the Round Table, Sir Bedivere, throws the sword Excalibur into the lake, where the arm of the Lady of the Lake reaches up to retrieve it. Our destinations varied from proper quays in the larger towns, to ramshackle timber pile jetties in some of the more remote villages. This work included lengthening the ship by 12 metres, complete re-engining and major alterations to the accommodation and flight deck areas. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website, by continuing to use the site you agree to cookies being used.Accept Cookies More info. In July 1994, she was taken in hand by Babcock’s Shipyard at Rosyth, (the old Navy dockyard), for major re-constructional work, intended to extend the life of the vessel by another 15 years. Measurement Tonnage N.R.T. WC: English artist and illustrator, b. August 15, 1845 March 14, 1915. The Adventures of a Conway Lad on RFA Sir Bedivere 1976 “SIR BEDIVERE” Pennant No. For working in cold Norwegian conditions we were supplied with extra warm winter clothing. Dimensions Length O.A. Building will start around February 1962 and the ship is expected to be in service late in 1963 or early in 1964. HMS Somerset, HMS Grafton, HMS Norfolk and HMS Coventry carried out patrols and Maritime … Was awarded the RFA Centenary Wedgewood Bowl for 2007 in recognition of her services in the Northern Arabian Gulf, 25 February 2008 final arrival Portsmouth to prepare for disposal, 19 November 2008 sailed Portsmouth for Falmouth in tow of tug URAN after sale to Brazil and received a 6 month refit including, 25 May 2009 sold by MOD to Brazilian Navy for £10 million pounds and renamed ALMIRANTE SABOIA (G 25) after a late Brazilian Naval hero. She first saw combat in the Falklands War of 1982, when along with all the Royal Navy's other amphibious shipping, it was sent to recapture the Falkland Islands from an Argentine occupation force. 2nd King Edward VII Own Gurkha Rifles, 31 October 1971 a steam past to mark the end of the Far Eastern Fleet took place and it was planned that the salute would be be taken by the Commander in Chief Far East Forces Air Marshall Sir Brian Burnett and the Commander of the Far East Fleet Rear Admiral J A R Troup from the Sir Bedivere however her arrival at Singapore was delayed by a typhoon, 26 January 1972 to 7 February 1972 along with HMS FEARLESS and RFA’s SIR GERAINT and SIR TRISTRAM she was part of the British Amphibious Task Force patrolling off British Honduras to provide an anti-invasion force, 2 November 1972 the Birmingham Daily Post reported -, 9 January 1973 Captain Barry H Rutterford RFA appointed as Master, 19 October 1974 arrived from sea berthing on No: 1 Jetty, Devonport Dockyard - bows north, 20 October 1974 sailed from No: 1 Jetty, Devonport Dock Yard to sea, 23 October 1974 sailed from No: 1 Jetty, Devonport Dock Yard to sea, 6 December 1974 sailed from Plymouth Sound to Sea, 21 January 1976 at Marchwood Military Port, 15 August 1977 at Marchwood Military Port, RFA Sir Bedivere in dry dock at Liverpool in May 1979, 25 May 1979 berthed at Belfast sailing later the same day, 26 May 1979 berthed at Liverpool sailing later the same day, 27 May 1979 berthed at Belfast sailing later the same day to Liverpool, 7 June 1979 berthed at Belfast sailing later the same day, 10 June 1979 berthed at Belfast sailing later the same day, 18 June 1979 berthed at Glasgow sailing later the same day, 19 June 1979 berthed at Belfast sailing later the same day, 22 June 1979 berthed at Belfast sailing later the same day, 25 June 1979 berthed at Belfast sailing later the same day, 25 June 1979 berthed at Glasgow sailing later the same day, 26 June 1979 berthed at Belfast sailing later the same day, 27 June 1979 berthed at Liverpool sailing later the same day, 28 June 1979 berthed at Belfast sailing later the same day, 3 July 1979 berthed at Marchwood Military Port, 4 July 1979 sailed Marchwood Military Port, 21 October 1979 alongside at Marchwood Military Port, 2 April 1982 while serving on the West Coast of Canada she was recalled to the U.K. for service during Operation Corporate - the Falklands Conflict - and sailed from Vancouver, 25 April 1982 arrived Marchwood Military Port from Vancouver, 29 April 1982 sailed Marchwood Military Port for service during  Operation Corporate - the Falklands Conflict, 14 May 1982 arrived Ascension Island en route to join up with the rest of the Amphibious Landing Force in San Carlos Water later that month, 18 May 1982 entered the TEZ (Total Exclusion Zone) around the Falkland Islands, 24 May 1982 whilst anchored in San Carlos Water she was hit by an Argentinian bomb which cut through her crane’s steel plating and then bounced into the sea before exploding and caused minor damage. 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Lance Sergeant Iain Mackinnon, Scots Guards played 'Flowers of the Forest' in tribute to fallen colleagues as those being repatriated were lifted ashore from the ship, Picture courtesy of The Southern Daily Echo, 13 August 1983 berthed alongside at Marchwood Military Port, 2 June 1984 to 7 June 1984 served as Control and Accommodation Ship at Caen for the 40th Anniversary of D-Day celebrations, 25 September 1984 was awarded her Falkland Islands 1982 Battle Honour at Marchwood by Mr A Kemp  DST (SF), 17 December 1985 at King Edward Point, South Georgia, 22 December 1985 at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, 31 December 1985 at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, 31 August 1988 until 21 September 1988 together with all the other LSL's with the exception of RFA SIR LANCELOT was involved in Exercise Teamwork 88, 10 October 1988 sailed UK for Hong Kong on a maintenance run in place of RFA SIR GERAINT which had run aground in Norway, 11 October 1988 suffered minor structural damage and cargo loss and damage due to heavy weather while crossing the Bay of Biscay, 13 October 1988 returned to Devonport for deck cargo to be resecured then sailed for Marchwood for repairs, 10 May 1990 played the role of a stricken ferry in Exercise Common Aim 2  - purported to have been in collision with a warship off Portland. Here is a new and highly detailed model of the ship RFA Sir Bedivere SLEP (modernised)version. - our consultants are –Tom Adams MBE MCIJJames R Smith RFA 1/O(X) (ret'd), Subsequent name:                 NDCC Almirante Saboia, Official Number:                      309987                                                                      Class:                                        SIR LANCELOT CLASS Landing Ship LogisticsPennant No:                              L3004Laid down:                                28 October 1965Builder:                                      Hawthorn LeslieLaunched:                                20 July 1966, Into Service:                              1970Out of service:                           18 February 2008Fate:                                           Sold to Brazillian Navy, Items of historic interest involving this ship: -, Background Data:   In December 1961 the following announcement was made: War Office Military Supply Ship: "A 6000t ocean-going twin screw military supply vessel has been ordered by the MOT from the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co Ltd at Govan, who are to develop the final specifications of the ship, which is expected to cost about £1million. RFA Sir Percivale (L3036) was a Round Table class landing ship logistics (LSL) vessel belonging to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary of the United … The badge depicts an arm with the sword, rising from the lake. 2,179                     G.R.T. RFA Sir Bedivere 1970 - 2008 photos and movies ; RFA Sir Bedivere 1970 - 2008 ; Taken over by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in 1970. Welcome to Forces Reunited the place where you can find information and friends from RFA Sir Bedivere.. We are the largest and fastest growing community of UK forces veterans on the web with over 500,000 members! Draft 13 ft aft. They weighed 39 tons each and were made up of nine sections, having an overall size of 60 ft x 24 ft x 4 ft. Their loaded draft was about 2ft. She was one of the Round Table fleet built for the army and then became part of the RFA. The Editor of www.historicalrfa.org and the Committee of the RFA Historical Society wish to make clear that this site is the product of private research and is not affiliated to any other organisation. RFA Sir Bedivere (L3004) was a landing ship of the round table class in Britian. 2 shafts. He also guided us up the twisting fjords to destinations such as Andalsnes, Ulvik and Ardal, which were many miles from the open sea. - our consultants are –Tom Adams MBE MCIJJames R Smith RFA 1/O(X) (ret'd), Pennant No. RFA Sir Bedivere (L 3004): The ship was originally built for army service, and was taken over by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in 1970. In 2009, she was commissioned into the Brazilian Navy, and renamed NDCC Almirante Saboia (G-25). Captain Oscar & Town Mayor Later she would become the first ship to enter Stanley Harbour, followed by RFA Sir Bedivere, after the Argentinean surrender. The design calls for a fast troop and vehicle carrier capable of discharging onto beaches. As with the others of her class, she was able to carry two ‘Mexiflote’ pontoons, one on each side. Menu. Over 300 firefighters, medical personnel and technologists were co-ordinated by Weymouth Coastguards with “serious cases” airlifted to hospital from the ship. The work, worth several million pounds, will last for six months and is as a major win for Falmouth Town and A&P Falmouth Docks. HMS COVENTRY - sunk north of Pebble Island in same attack by three bombs. Over three days the helicopter landed 90 tons of cargo by VERTREP, 7 September 2012 took part in the Naval Parade at Rio de Janerio to celebrate the 190th anniversary of the founding of the state of Brazil, 1 November 2012 to 5 November 2012 berthed at Santos, 7 November 2012 at 15 nmiles south of Ilha Rasa involved helicopter training with a MH-16 helicopter. She was commissioned in 1967 and saw extensive service in many of Britain's naval operations since. The ship’s officers and crew later fed like kings on the unused allowance that had been saved. RFA Sir Bedivere (L3004) was a Landing Ship Logistic of the Round Table class.She saw service in the Falklands War, the Persian Gulf and Sierra Leone.In 2009 she was commissioned into the Brazilian Navy, and renamed NDCC Almirante Saboia (G-25). rfa sir bedivere l3004 bottle opener this bottle opener proudly displaying the photograph of rfa sir bedivere l3004 one side and the badge of the... Popular Brands Secure Excellent 4.6/5 … She was one of the Round Table fleet built for the army and then became part of the RFA. Their specialised snow and ice warfare gear included ‘snowcats’, which were articulated troop carriers with rubber tracked wheels, ‘bobcats’, which were like scooters with skis, as well as the usual vehicles such as Landrovers, 4 tonne lorries, 150mm artillery pieces and various trailers. Sir Bedivere was the knight who flung the sword ‘Excaliber’ into the lake at the behest of King Arthur, following the King’s mortal wounds at the Battle of Camlann. Her design called for a fast troop and vehicle carrier capable of discharging onto beaches. Previous Post F/A-18 threat protection systems contract awarded She first saw combat in the Falklands War of 1982, when along with all the Royal Navy's other amphibious shipping, it was sent to recapture the Falkland Islands from an Argentine occupation force. (Loaded) 5,713 tons. As a result, it can be useful to identify a ship by using the IMO number. The voyages to various destinations in Norway took us firstly to Koppervik, a port in the south west of the country, off which we embarked the Norwegian coastal pilot. English:Category for files related to RFA Sir Bedivere (L3004). A helicopter will be carried aft, and on completion she will have a Merchant Navy crew and will be managed by the British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd” In March 1963 it was announced that tenders were to be invited for a further two vessels at a cost of £2 million each and all three would then replace thirteen former Tank Landing Ships and would be part of an eventual Class of five or six ships, all of which would be named after Knights of the Round Table. In 2009 she was commissioned into the Brazilian Navy, and renamed NDCC Almirante Saboia (G-25) Later she would become the first ship to enter Stanley Harbour, followed by RFA Sir Bedivere, after the Argentinean surrender. An Argentine IAI Dagger passes low over RFA SIR BEDIVERE in San Carlos Water on 24 May 1982. His widow and other family members were present at the handover ceremony at Falmouth. All around were sheer snow-covered mountains, dotted with tiny and remote villages clinging to the rocky edges of the fjord. The harbour was … Displacement (Light-ship) 3,270 tons. RFA Rowenol, A284, HLA-A28, A28, S1909A2840, RFA Resurgent, A280, A286 road, A286 Benannt wurde sie nach Sir Bedivere, einem Ritter der Tafelrunde in der Artussage. RFA Sir Bedivere (L3004) was a Landing Ship Logistic of the Round Table class. There was usually plenty of deep water for us to get close to the shore to discharge all our passengers, vehicles and associated cargo. L3004. Many problems were encountered during this modification, involving massive extra costs. RFA SIR BEDIVERE L3004: Photographer: Graham Darling Captured : Jun 12, 2006 Added: January 24, 2011 Location: Southampton, United Kingdom Views: 1613 Comments: 0: Category: Landing Ships IMO: 6617154 << 1 2 3 >> < Prev page << First page. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website, by continuing to use the site you agree to cookies being used.Accept Cookies More info. As he lay dying he commanded Sir Bedivere to throw his sword Excalibur as far as he could into a nearby stretch of water and when Sir Bedivere did so, the hand and arm of the Lady of the Lake came out, shook the sword 3 times and then vanished beneath the water. RFA Sir Bedivere (L3004) was a Landing Ship Logistic of the Round Table class.She saw service in the Falklands War, the Persian Gulf and Sierra Leone.In 2009, she was commissioned into the Brazilian Navy, and renamed NDCC Almirante Saboia (G-25). 21 April 2016 took part in Operation Missilex 2016 as part of the Task Group which also consisted of the Brazilian frigates Union (F45), Constitution (F42) and Rademaker (F49), helicopters AH-11 (Lynx), UH-13 (HB355), SH-16 (Seahawk), UH-15 (Caracal) and fighter jets AF-1 (A-4 Skyhawk) with the assistance of a patrol aircraft P-3AM Orion of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). Ex-RFA Sir Galahad, now called Garcia D’Avila conducting a direct beach landing, something rarely practised by the LSLs when in UK service. King Arthur Sir Bedivere throwing Excalibur into the lake. In 2009, she was commissioned into the Brazilian Navy, and renamed NDCC Almirante Saboia (G-25). The Lady Sponsor was Mrs W Campbell, wife of the Chairman of British India Steam Navigation Co, 18 May 1967 completed and placed under management of British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd., London, Sir Bedivere before RFA service & in BI colours, 12 June 1967 the Birmingham Daily Post newspaper reported -, 14 January 1970 management transferred to the RFA, 25 January 1971 her Ship’s Badge was officially presented to her, 19 September 1971 sailed Singapore to Hong Kong with 300 members of the 1st Bat. At night the little churches were beautifully floodlit, in a country where hydro-electric power provided a cheap source of energy. Tafelrunde-Klasse). 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