A135 Argus

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Author: Ship Hunters collection
Location: (UK) Falmouth
Date: 21/10/2016

Administrative data Technical data
name: A135 Argus
commissioned: 1988
flag: United Kingdom
dimensions: 175.10 x 30.40 x 8.10 m
type: "Argus" class primary casualty receiving ship
specs: crew: 80
speed: 18.00 kn

former name(s): new name(s):
Contender Bezant ('81-'88) (civilian container vessel) No known new names

We also have pictures of this vessel under the folowing name(s).

Extra info:
Argus was formerly the Con-Ro ship MV Contender Bezant. The ship was requisitioned in 1982 for service in the Falklands War and purchased outright in 1984 for use as an aviation training ship, replacing RFA Engadine. In 1991, during the Gulf War, she was fitted with an extensive and fully functional hospital to assume the additional role of Primary Casualty Receiving Ship

Converted? This vessel was converted from combi ship to naval ship in the year 1984.
Museum? No
Decommissioned? This vessel was still active on 24/10/2016
Scrapping? Not scrapped on 24/10/2016.
Lost at sea or sunken? No