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.
Built by Dorset Yacht Company
Involved in the Falklands conflict. Aided in the evactuation of HMS ANTELOPE.
Presented to the Royal Marine Museum
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