Landing Craft Foxtrot 8

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Originally designated as Landing Craft Assault (Type 2) (LCA(ii)), these vessels were soon redesignated Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP). They were attached to Landing Platform Dock ships HMS Intrepid and HMS Fearless.

Foxtrot 8 (F8) was one of four vessels of its type carried on board HMS Fearless, which was sent to the South Atlantic during the Falklands conflict in 1982. With her sister craft, Foxtrot 8 played a major part in landing Royal Marine and Paratroop contingents on the Falkland Islands.

We discovered and bought her in 1994 from Hughes Marine Services (HMS), a boat salvage yard.

The craft is powered by two diesel engines. The propellers are in recesses at the stern allowing the craft to be beached without snagging in sand and gravel.

In November 2018, a contract was awarded to Landau UK, who rebuilt and restored her. F8 is now afloat and in full working order. Foxtrot 8’s restoration is a project funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds.

We now offer charters and ticketed trips around the harbour on Foxtrot 8. See our What’s On and Charters and Hire pages to find out more.