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.

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