ROSEWOOD – Earlier this month, His Majesty’s Überstadti Navy scrapped its amphibious landing craft, reducing the national fleet to a single vessel.
HMNS Bergstrom was severely damaged at sea last August, when the Überstadti fleet sailed through a gale. The inflatable craft received multiple gashes in the storm, rendering one of its two tubes useless. After its return to George Naval Base in Rosewood, it sat in storage until being judged beyond repair, at which time it was scrapped.
Bergstrom was used as a tender for the Überstadti navy’s flagship sailing patrol boat, HMNS Bert George, as well as for operations in Lake Ballinger. Admiral Michael von Friedeck has commenced a search for a new amphibious operations vessel.