RFA Largs Bay is designated as Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary)” or LSD(A), and is an
amphibious support vessel capable of transporting large numbers of troops and
A&P Falmouth carried out an intensive three month refit and upgrade prior to the
vessel being handed over to her new owners the Royal Australian Navy.
Work included, drydocking, main thruster overhaul, blasting and painting, main
engine overhaul, general maintenance work, and provision of complete Mexeflote
A&P Falmouth also had responsibility for training the Australian Navy crew in all
aspects of the vessel operation. All was completed on time in order for the
vessel to make a firm deadline of reaching Australia in time for her formal
commissioning into the Australian Navy on 13th December 2011. Her
new name is now HMAS Choules.