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  • 22 October 2013

    On Wednesday 16 October 2013, Royal Fleet Auxiliary Landing Ship, RFA Lyme Bay joined Operation Atalanta, as part of the EU’s counter piracy Naval Force off Somalia. RFA Lyme Bay is an amphibious operations support unit, whose primary role is to land troops, vehicles, equipment and stores from the sea to the shore, using landing […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Training & Education

    RFA Lyme Bay has carried out the first of six friendly approaches in the Gulf of Aden. It was the first friendly approach carried out by a UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary Bay Class ship, as part of European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta. The ship’s boat team interacted with the local seafarers to […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On Tuesday 22 October, EU NAVFOR Force Commander, Commodore Peter Lenselink and members of his staff, visited RFA Lyme Bay. RFA Lyme Bay recently joined EU Naval Force’s Operation Atalanta. During the visit, the Force Commander visited the different departments on board and met the crew members of the ship. They were given a capability […]

  • 1 September 2015

    Royal Navy’s RFA Lyme Bay has been rerouted to assist humanitarian relief efforts in the Commonwealth country of Dominica following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika. The British ship is carrying a range of disaster relief stores, as well as a Lynx Mk 8 helicopter. Tropical Storm Erika hit Dominica on 27 August, resulting in […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s auxiliary ship RFA Lyme Bay has returned home after patrolling the Atlantic, visiting 16 nations, helping with two disaster relief operations, and making a $53million cocaine bust. RFA Lyme Bay sailed into Falmouth, England at the weekend having completed a six-month patrol of the North Atlantic and Caribbean islands. The landing ships […]

  • 11 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Onboard RFA Lyme Bay, which is part of European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta, the Boarding teams from the Fleet Contingency Troop and K Company 43 Commando Royal Marines have taken advantage of the Lynx MK 8 that embarked from RFA Fort Austin to practice fast roping techniques. Each stick of the […]

  • 22 November 2013

    UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary, RFA Lyme Bay is heading for home having completed a 32 day tour of duty with Operation Atalanta – the European Union’s counter piracy operation off the coast of Somalia. RFA Lyme Bay departed the UK in mid August to form part of the Cougar 2013 Response Force Task Group (RFTG). […]

  • 14 June 2016

    Royal Navy support vessel RFA Lyme Bay has begun her mission as the afloat forward support base to allied minehunters in the Gulf with a two-week Anglo-American workout. The Falmouth-based vessel arrived in the Middle East to take over from her sister ship Cardigan Bay, which spent three years providing fuel, food, spare parts and […]

  • 9 September 2015

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay is approaching the final phase of her taking to assist the island of Dominica following Tropical Storm Erika. The British naval vessel has spent six days stationed off Dominica and has achieved much following her short-notice rerouting to the island. The multinational relief mission has included aid from US, […]

  • 21 August 2015

    During a visit to the Grand Turk, in the Turks and Caicos, the Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief team from RFA Lyme Bay helped a fisherman in distress. The operation occurred in the middle of a beach landing exercise while they were demonstrating their capability. The crew of the Combat Support Boat (CSB) spotted a […]

  • 3 September 2015

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay arrived in Dominica on September 2nd to begin immediate relief efforts following the devastation left behind by Tropical Storm Erika. The British support ship has been tasked by the Department for International Development to offer assistance to the communities of Coulibistrie, Colihaut, Dublanc and Bioche which have been severely damaged […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Industry news

    RFA Lyme Bay, the fifth ship to have a multi-million pound refit as part of the Cluster contract at A&P Falmouth, has arrived in the port for work to begin. She returned to Falmouth after three years in the Gulf supporting coalition operations. The major refits, carried out every five years, have been completed on […]

  • 16 October 2018

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary amphibious support ship RFA Lyme Bay has arrived at the port of Duqm in Oman to join the Anglo-Omani exercise Saif Sareea 3. The 16,000-ton ship sailed 5,000 miles from Falmouth to Duqm, where Britain has permanent facilities to support naval operations in the region. The port is the hub of naval operations for Saif […]

  • 4 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy landing ship RFA Lyme Bay on June 1 joined the French helicopter carrier BPC Tonnerre in the French port city of La Rochelle, in the Bay of Biscay, to embark an expeditionary force for the amphibious exercise Catamaran 2018. In addition to the two countries’ navy and marine forces, the exercise will see […]

  • 23 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors, Royal Marines and soldiers aboard the Royal Navy’s Caribbean patrol ship showed islanders in Grand Cayman how they can help if natural disaster strikes. Amphibious support ship RFA Lyme Bay is on ‘hurricane watch’ for the next few months, ready to offer assistance to Britain’s overseas territories in the region if severe storms hit […]

  • 7 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Inhabitants of a remote community on tiny Crooked Island – 250 miles from the Bahamian capital Nassau – were flown to safety as part of a hurricane relief effort led by amphibious ship RFA Lyme Bay. Sailors, soldiers, Royal Marines and airmen all weighed into the relief effort on the Island after homes were flattened, power lines […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Training & Education

    Ships in the Caribbean have been treated to an impromptu daytime firework display as the Lynx helicopter of RFA Lyme Bay tested her defences. The Royal Navy helicopter fired their Infra-Red Countermeasures – better known as flares – over waters off Grand Cayman during a training flight for the 180-knot aircraft. Flares are intended to […]

  • 21 November 2013
    Training & Education

    HNLMS Johan de Witt and RFA Lyme Bay have participated in the US led international exercise ‘Cutlass Express’. The exercise, which was held in several operational areas in the waters off East Africa, is a maritime exercise, designed to improve cooperation, tactical expertise and information sharing practices among participating nations in order to increase maritime […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The new addition to the Royal Navy’s Merlin family of aircraft has been conducting sea trials onboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Lyme Bay, operating daily from the Fleet Air Arm’s West Cornwall Base. The Green Merlin Mk 3 has recently been transferred from the RAF to the RN “Junglie” Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) and trials […]

  • 20 November 2013
    Training & Education

    During the past week, two European Union missions, EUCAP Nestor and EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta, have worked together on two operations for the benefit of the Somaliland Coast Guard. The first operation involved the transportation and handing over of five 4-wheel-drive vehicles to the Coast Guard of Somaliland. The vehicles were […]

  • 20 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Minehunters from the US and UK kicked off the mine countermeasures exercise 17-1 in the Persian Gulf with a photographic exercise formation on October 19. The bilateral exercise encompassed the full spectrum of mine countermeasures (MCM) from mine detection and identification to mine clearance with the aim of securing operational readiness of U.S. and U.K. MCM forces. […]

  • 8 September 2016

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight, currently on a Caribbean region deployment, on Monday reached the Caribbean island nation Dominica where it docked for a three-day port visit at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth. The visit of the British navy ship is a year round commitment by the British Government to the Caribbean region in support of humanitarian aid and disaster […]

  • 6 April 2012
    Industry news

    A&P Falmouth has successfully completed a multi-million pound refit of the RFA Cardigan Bay – the third ship in her class to undergo a major refit at the world-renowned dockyard. The team at the docks is now preparing for the arrival of the RFA Lyme Bay, which is due to arrive this summer and will […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    UK Navy’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship, Cardigan Bay, and the minehunter, HMS Shoreham, have rendezvoused to test their capability to safely raft – or tie up alongside – in order for the smaller ship to replenish and therefore stay at sea for a prolonged period of time.   Shoreham is deployed as part of the […]

  • 22 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The navies of U.K. and U.S. concluded their joint mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise 17-1 in the Persian Gulf, on November 17. The 38-day, bilateral exercise between the U.S. Navy and U.K. Royal navy was designed to provide an opportunity for both nations to share knowledge of MCM techniques. U.S. Navy exercise participants included USS Devastator […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Two Sea King Mk 4 helicopters and 52 personnel of 845 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) recently deployed on Exercise Albanian Lion, along with two full companies from 40 Commando Royal Marines, for what will be one of the last overseas deployment of this type for the venerable ‘King’ of the Junglies. Exercise Albanian Lion is […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The UK Navy’s HMS Bulwark exercised with the French warship, FS Courbet, after passing through the Suez Canal on passage to the Gulf. A Task Group made up of RN and RFA vessels including HMS Northumberland, RFA Lyme Bay and RFA Wave Ruler, are on a planned annual deployment called Cougar 14. This has been […]

  • 17 October 2011
    Industry news

      A&P Falmouth has today (Friday October 14th) marked the end of the multi-million pound refit of RFA Largs Bay – the second ship in her class to undergo a major refit at the docks. The RFA Largs Bay was formally handed over to the Australian Department of Defence, which bought the ship, at an […]

  • 4 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy minehunters based in the Gulf have shrugged off spring storms to continue their Middle East mission. Recent exercises and training carried out by HMS Ramsey and Middleton, plus their support ship RFA Lyme Bay, have been hit by the shamal wind which brings sandstorms and rough seas to the region While it’s in […]