This Royal Navy Ship below is HMS Buwark. Formally commissioned into the Royal Navy on 28 April 2005, HMS Buwark has emerged from an intensive eight month maintenance period which has enhanced the ship’s propulsion system and improved her capabilities in a number of other areas. Having recently visited her affiliated County of Durham, the ship has returned to sea and is currently conducting a demanding programme of trials and training. The new Bulwark is the second of two Amphibious Assault Landing Platform Dock (LPD) ships. Both Bulwark and her sister ship Albion replaced the recently paid off LPDs Intrepid and Fearless.