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Fleet support vessels, RFA Sir Galahad, Sir Bedivere and Sir Tristram


Sir Bedivere (L3004)
Sir Galahad (L3005) on the left, Sir Tristram (L3505) on the right


Description

Round Table class Landing Ship Logistics and Falklands War veterans. In June 1982, the Sir Tristram and Sir Galahad were damaged off Fitzroy, with the loss of 48 Welsh Guards and crew on Galahad. Sir Tristram was towed back to the UK and refitted, Sir Galahad was sunk as a war grave (this picture is the replacement from 1988).
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.

Location

Southampton Water, England. 2006

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