On this day 15 November 2001
HMS Bulwark (L15) launched.
HMS Bulwark is an Albion-class landing platform dock, the UK's newest class of amphibious assault warship built in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria and launched 15 November 2001. She was commissioned 10 December 2004.
With their ability to embark Royal Marines and helicopters of the Commando Helicopter Force, HMS Bulwark, Albion and Ocean provide the backbone of the UK’s amphibious capability.
In October 2011 HMS Bulwark became the Flagship of the Royal Navy.