Certificate no 2923
Status Registered


Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Landing Craft
Location Portsmouth
Vessel type Landing Craft Tank
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Camper & Nicholsons Ltd, Gosport
Built in 1959
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 2
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
43.00 feet (13.11 m)
Breadth: Beam
10.50 feet (3.20 m)
1.50 feet (0.46 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


FOXTROT 8 was built as a landing craft assault and is a vessel of timber construction and had originally twin diesel engines. She was built in 1959 by Camper & Nicholson of Gosport.. She served in the Falklands cionflict in 1982.  Currently lying in an un-restored and semi derelict condition, it is hoped to restore F8 to a fully functional condition with a view to providing the public with an experience of the type of vessel. Specifically and uniquely, F8 could provide an opportunity for wheelchair users to get afloat in an historic vessel.

Key dates

  • 1959

    Built by Camper & Nicholson, Gosport

  • 1982

    Took part in Falklands conflict

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