Whilst researching for information on the runway at Port Stanley I came across this document, interesting stuff for those with in interest in Ships Taken Up From Trade (STUFT) in general and specifically, that of MV Astronomer.
Although most people tend to concentrate on MV Atlantic Conveyor and use that example to illustrate how civilian ships could be turned almost overnight into aircraft carriers she was simply an aircraft ferry.
MV Astronomer however was always meant to ‘operate’ aircraft, helicopters specifically.
A fascinating read and important source of information
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