The Albion class is a class of landing platform dock, and are the newest amphibious assault vessels in the Royal Navy fleet. The class consists of two vessels, HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark and they were ordered in 1996 under a programme known as LPD(R) (Landing Platform Dock (Replacement)) to replace the aging Fearless class. Both ships were built by BAE Systems Marine at the former VSEL yard in Barrow-in-Furness. Albion commissioned on June 19, 2003 and Bulwark on July 12, 2004.
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