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HMS Bulwark HMS Bulwark, the second of a new class of assault ship, was launched at the BAE Systems shipyard at Barrow-in-Furness on 15 November 2001.  The seventh ship to carry the name, she was named by Lady Walker, the wife of General Sir Michael Walker.

Formally commissioned into the Royal Navy on 28 April 2005, HMS Bulwark is currently the Fleet Amphibious Flagship and High Readiness Assault Ship, ready for worldwide tasking.

HMS Bulwark has spent much of 2008 taking part in large multinational amphibious exercises.  Initially participating in a number of exercises in UK waters, including acting as the Command Platform for the staff of Commodore Amphibious Task Group and HQ 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines, the ship moved to the waters around Norway for an exercise, during which she assumed the role of Flagship for the Commander of the UK’s Amphibious Task Group, and a joint Danish and Netherlands Mine Counter Measure Group.  More recently, she has participated in a Baltic Maritime Exercise with elements of Scandinavian and Russian defence forces. 

HMS Bulwark maintains a busy programme for the remainder of the year with a mixture of Exercises, Defence Diplomacy visits and maintenance and trials periods.

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