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Yard No. 818

Yard Number 818 was named SIR LANCELOT when launched on Tuesday 25/06/1963 by Fairfield Govan for Royal Fleet Auxilliary

Ship Particulars:
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

Her main engines were built by Wm Denny & Bros Ltd , she was powered by Diesel - Sulzers - Twin screw - 17 knots2SA each 12cy 9520bhp machy aft

Other names she bore were: LOWLAND LANCER (1989) PERSEVERANCE (1993) GLENN BRAVEHEART (2004). Her last recorded name was ARK (2008)

SIR LANCELOT arrived for scrapping on 12/03/2008

Additional Information: 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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