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Ships Taken Up From Trade (STUFT)


A STUFT (Ship Taken Up From Trade) is a civilian ship requisitioned for government use. The Falklands War of 1982 saw a diversity of ships taken up from trade, including tankers for fuel/water, container ships and RoRo freighters for carrying food, munitions and aircraft and luxury liners and ferries converted to carry troops. A total of 46 merchant vessels were requisitioned by the British government for operations in the Falklands war.

MV Europic Ferry - Past and Present

MV Europic Ferry – Past and Present

MV Ajman Glory, ex Afrodite II, European Freighter, Europic Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1968 at Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend, England (Yard No 2025) for Atlantic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London, England as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry

© Simonwp

Mv Norland – Past and Present

MV SNAV Sicilia, ex Norland – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1974 by AG ‘Weser’, Werk Seebeck, Bremerhaven, Germany (Yard No 972) for North Sea Ferries, Hull, England

© Brian Fisher

MV Baltic Ferry – Past and Present

Mv Pavilion, ex Pride of Suffolk, Baltic Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1978 by Hyundai Shipbuilders & Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea (Yard No 652) as a Passenger RoRo Cargo vessel

© Simonwp

Mv Nordic Ferry – Past and Present

Mv Med Star, ex Pride of Flanders, Nordic Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1978 by Hyundai Shipbuilders & Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea (Yard No 651) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo vessel

Nigel Thornton Collection

Mv St Edmund – Past and Present

MV Sara 3 – ex Santa Catharine, Scirocco, Rozel, Scirocco, HMS Keren, Keren, St Edmund – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1975 at Cammell Laird Shipbuilders Ltd., Birkenhead, England (Yard No 1361) for Passtruck (Shipping) Co. Ltd., London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry