UK Lofoten class

Helicopter Carrier


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


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


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    Typical Max
UK Royal Navy Westland Wessex 16

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    


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UK Blyth Shipbuilders - Blyth1

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UKRoyal NavyK07HMS LofotenMVFM - LT19451990
UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryK08Engadine class RFA EngadineGRBU - EN19671989
UKRoyal Fleet AuxiliaryA135Argus class RFA ArgusGDSA - AS1982--

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1945-jan-26LaunchedUK K07 HMS Lofoten as an LST(3), 3027
1947UK K07 HMS Lofoten renamed HMS Lofoten
1956-oct-31DeploymentUK K07 HMS Lofoten Operation Musketeer landed the transports for 45 Commando during the Suez invasion
1958UK K07 HMS Lofoten repurposed as a Harbour Accommodation Ship
1963UK 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
1964RefitUK K07 HMS Lofoten converted to Helicopter Support Ship
1964HomeportUK K07 HMS Lofoten Portland Harbour
1967-dec-15UK K07 HMS Lofoten replaced in role by RFA Engadine
1969HomeportUK K07 HMS Lofoten Laid up. To Rosyth as accommodation vessel.
1991Fate: scrappedUK K07 HMS Lofoten For sale in 1991 and eventually sold for scrap in 1993.

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