Certificate no 3494
Status Registered
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Details

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

Construction

Builder Dorset Yacht Company, Hamworthy, Poole
Built in 1965
Hull material Wood
Rig Unknown
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 2
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Length: Overall
43.00 feet (13.11 m)
Breadth: Beam
10.50 feet (3.20 m)
Depth
1.50 feet (0.46 m)
Tonnage: Gross
12.50
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

FOXTROT 7 was built in 1965 by the Dorset Yacht Company in Poole. She is a Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel, or LCVP. These assault craft were constructed with marine ply on a hardwood frame. Her troop deck and conning tower have bullet proof steel plating. LCVP were introduced in the 1960s to replace the large variety of minor landing craft used durring WWII. F7 played a role in the Falklands conflict in 1982. F7, her sister ship F8 and two other landing craft operated from HMS Fearless. She was involved in the landing at San Carlos and survived multiple small arms and air attacks. On the 24th of May 1982 she aided in the evacuation of HMS ANTELOPE after an unexploded bomb detonated, setting the ship on fire. In 1986 the Ministry of Defense presented F7 to the Royal Marine Museum.

Key dates

  • 1965

    Built by Dorset Yacht Company

  • 1982

    Involved in the Falklands conflict. Aided in the evactuation of HMS ANTELOPE.

  • 1986

    Presented to the Royal Marine Museum

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