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SS Canberra in the Falklands after being requisitioned as a troop ship

A STUFT (acronym for 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 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.


External links[edit]

  • 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.