CONTENDER BEZANT laid up in the River Blackwater. Photo by the late Tony Stacey of Mersea.

Originally launched in 1981 as the commercially owned and operated CONTENDER BEZANT, a combination freight, roll on and roll off ferry (RORO) and container ship. She was one of the ships taken up from trade by the MoD for use in the 1982 Falklands War. 
1984-88 converted to aviation training ship for ...
Cat1 Blackwater-->Laid up ships Cat2 Ships and Boats-->Merchant -->Power

CONTENDER BEZANT laid up in the River Blackwater. Photo by the late Tony Stacey of Mersea.
Originally launched in 1981 as the commercially owned and operated CONTENDER BEZANT, a combination freight, roll on and roll off ferry (RORO) and container ship. She was one of the ships taken up from trade by the MoD for use in the 1982 Falklands War. 1984-88 converted to aviation training ship for the Royal Navy. Renamed ARGUS. Pennant No. A135
Date: c1984      


Photo: Mersea Museum - Tony Stacey Collection
Image ID SHP_STC_558
Category 1 Blackwater-->Laid up ships
Category 2 Ships and Boats-->Merchant -->Power


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.