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RFA Lyme Bay is the last ship to be built at the Wallsend Yard as part of four ships collectively known as the Bay Class. Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary) or LSD(A), which are the replacement ships for the Sir Galahad Class LSL’s.  At over 16,000 tonnes full load, the Bay Class are much larger, more capable, more flexible and have over twice the capacity of the ships they are replacing.