UK Lofoten class

Helicopter Carrier


Derivatives / Succeeded by
1967 UK Engadine class
1987         UK Argus class


4120light (tn)
4820full load (tn)
105.90length (m)
16.80beam (m)
13max speed (knots)

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19451990UKRoyal NavyK07HMS LofotenMVFM - LT
19671989UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryK08Engadine class RFA Engadine GRBU - EN
1982--UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryA135Argus class RFA Argus GDSA - AS

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1945-jan-26LaunchedLaunched UK K07 HMS Lofoten as an LST(3), 3027
1947 UK K07 HMS Lofoten renamed HMS Lofoten
1956-oct-31DeploymentDeployment UK K07 HMS Lofoten Operation Musketeer landed the transports for 45 Commando during the Suez invasion
1958 UK K07 HMS Lofoten repurposed as a Harbour Accommodation Ship
1963 UK K07 HMS Lofoten Whilst awaiting a course at HMS Excellent I, as part of a ‘ferry crew’ based at HMS Bellerophen at Portsmouth, ferried HMS Lofoten from Gibralter where she had been in reserve, back to Portsmouth for her conversion. We were towed back by an RN tug and got blown off course out into the atlantic by strong winds. We carried fresh water in a tank on deck for drinking and used salt water soap for washing and ate cold rations. There was no power and she was cold and dark. When we ran out of cigarettes the tug shortened the tow and passed some back in a tin on a line. Cant remember how many days it took us to get to the UK A/B Barry Knell
1964RefitRefit UK K07 HMS Lofoten converted to Helicopter Support Ship
1964HomeportHomeport UK K07 HMS Lofoten Portland Harbour
1967-dec-15 UK K07 HMS Lofoten replaced in role by RFA Engadine
1969HomeportHomeport UK K07 HMS Lofoten Laid up. To Rosyth as accommodation vessel.
1991Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped UK K07 HMS Lofoten For sale in 1991 and eventually sold for scrap in 1993.

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