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British L.S.L. 'Sir Lancelot'
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No: 21980   Contributor: David T. Jackson   Year: 1969   Manufacturers: Fairfield, Govan, United Kingdom, Taikoo, Hong Kong   Country: Hong Kong
British L.S.L. 'Sir Lancelot'

Landing Ship (Logistic) "Sir Lancelot" (5,550 tons full load displacement, built 1964 by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering, Govan) in Taikoo Dockyard, Hong Kong, in March 1969. She was the first of the "Round Table" class L.S.L.s & was owned by the U.K. Ministry of Transport, initially being managed for the British Army by the British India S. N. Co.; the colour scheme in use in this photo (buff funnel & white hull with broad blue band) had been traditionally used by B.I. & other British companies on ships chartered out for trooping. In 1970 her operation was transferred to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary & she was repainted in the R.F.A's grey colour & assigned the pennant number L3029. Following decommissioning in 1989 she was sold to Lowline of South Africa, renamed "Lowland Lancer" & eventually used as a floating casino. In 1992 she was resold to the Republic of Singapore Navy & renamed R.S.S. "Perseverance" (L206); in 2003, she was sold again to Glenn Defense Marine Asia, renamed "Glenn Braveheart" & used as an anti-terrorist protection vessel; and in 2008 she was sold for scrap at Chittagong, Bangladesh.
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