Thursday, 23 September 2010


Seen exercising off the mouth of Loch Long, and with her stern door open and stern dock flooded, the assault ship ALBION was working with an experimental new type of landing craft, which can be seen at her well dock entrance. ALBION was built by BAE Systems at Barrow and entered naval service in 2003. Capable of carrying up to six Challenger tanks or considerably more armoured vehicles, ALBION is equipped to handle up to four utility landing craft in her dock, as well as another four, smaller, personnel landing craft that are davit mounted.