built by Fairfield Govan,
Yard No 818
Engines by Wm Denny & Bros Ltd
Last Name: ARK (2008)
Propulsion: Diesel - Sulzers - Twin screw - 17 knots2SA each 12cy 9520bhp machy aft
Launched: Tuesday, 25/06/1963
Built: 1964
Ship Type: Landing Vessel
Tonnage: 6390 grt | 2180 dwt
Length: 415 feet
Breadth: 60 feet
Draught: 13 feet
Owner History:
Royal Fleet Auxilliary
last owner Glenn Defence Marine (Asia) Pte. Ltd., Panama
Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 12/03/2008
Web site:
Remarks: Had a narrow escape in the Falklands War when two Argentine bombs struck her but failed to explode. Sold to Lowline (Rambler) Ltd for commercial use. She then went to the Singapore Navy. Believed to be still in service with them. Sold 2003 to Glenn Defence Marine for use as a protection vessel for those ships believed to be under terrorist threat.
Broken up at Chittagong
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