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Photo Details
Photographer:simonwp [View profile]Title:LOWLAND LANCERAdded:Oct 12, 2018
Captured:July 01, 1990IMO:5413642Hits:809
Location:Weymouth, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Ferries
Description:
off Weymouth

(Scanned slide)
Vessel Identification
Name:Ark
IMO:5413642
Former name(s):
- Glenn Braveheart (Until 2008 Mar)
- Perseverance (Until 2004 Apr)
- Lowland Lancer (Until 1993)
- Sir Lancelot (Until 1989)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Landing Craft
Gross tonnage:5,690 tons
Summer DWT:2,215 tons

Additional Information
Status:Dead
Build year:1964
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (5)

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davidships on Oct 12, 2018 22:21 (6 months ago)
When she entered service with Lowline between Weymouth and Cherbourg, after an all-male (then) RFA lifetime, the ladies "wash-rooms" were said to be somewhat improvised. It is said that the ride on LOWLAND LANCER was such that only the poker addicts of Cape Town could stomach it (onshore gambling was illegal at the time)

But after that Lowline received an attractive offer from the Singapore Navy to return to her roots as a logistics ship as PERSEVERANCE. Modesty prevents me decribing her final role as GLENN BRAVEHEART - you have to read it at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFA_Sir_Lancelot_(L3029)

ChasB46 on Oct 12, 2018 20:31 (6 months ago)
Hit by 1000 lb bomb which penetrated hull but failed to explode. Ship evacuated for 8 days until defused.
MattyBoy on Oct 12, 2018 19:18 (6 months ago)
For some reason I thought she was bombed in the Falklands - obviously not.
simonwp on Oct 12, 2018 16:23 (6 months ago)
That must have been fun, seeing as she's flat-bottomed and shallow drafted. I know someone who sailed on her to the South Atlantic when she was a RFA, awful journey, and the weather was relatively good!!!!!!
Brett Bachmann on Oct 12, 2018 09:23 (6 months ago)
I immediately recognised her (not hard to not...). She sailed for some time out of Cape Town as a gambling ship.
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