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A STUFT (acronym for ship taken up from trade) is a civilian ship requisitioned for government use.
The Falklands conflict of 1982 saw a diversity of ships taken up from trade from tankers with potable water (see British logistics in the Falklands War) and fuels, freighters carrying food and munitions and luxury ocean-going liners converted to carry troops.
Thinkdefence.co.uk information and pictures of Falklands conflict STUFT - ships taken up from trade
Detailed Article on STUFT written by Commander Nick Messinger RD FNI RNR comprehensively detailing the roles of UK STUFT within the Falklands conflict. Published January 1983.
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