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Encyclopedia > British naval forces in the Falklands War

This is a list of the naval forces from the United Kingdom that took part in the Falklands War. For a list of naval forces from Argentina, see Argentine Naval Forces in the Falklands War. The Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas), was a war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands (also known in Spanish as the Islas Malvinas) and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, between March and June of 1982. ... This is a list of Naval Forces from Argentina that took part in the Falklands War. ...

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Royal Navy

HMS Hermes
HMS Conqueror returning to Faslane Naval Base after the war, flying the Jolly Roger to signal her sinking of the ARA General Belgrano

Aircraft Carriers The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... Download high resolution version (1067x723, 79 KB)HMS Hermes (R12) (Royal Navy aircraft carrier. ... Download high resolution version (1067x723, 79 KB)HMS Hermes (R12) (Royal Navy aircraft carrier. ... Download high resolution version (1065x803, 79 KB)HMS Conqueror (S48) possibly returning home from the Falklands War in 1982 (seems to be a Jolly Roger on the tower, The British Naval tradition is to fly a Jolly Roger when returning to port when the sub made a kill at sea. ... Download high resolution version (1065x803, 79 KB)HMS Conqueror (S48) possibly returning home from the Falklands War in 1982 (seems to be a Jolly Roger on the tower, The British Naval tradition is to fly a Jolly Roger when returning to port when the sub made a kill at sea. ... Faslane Naval Base, officially HMS Neptune, is a Royal Navy base situated on Gare Loch, which connects to the River Clyde in Scotland. ... The Jolly Roger is the traditional flag of European and American pirates, envisioned today as a skull over crossed bones (see skull and cross bones), on a black field. ... The Belgrano as she was in 1941 as the USS Phoenix passing Battleship row at Pearl Harbor The ARA General Belgrano was an Armada República Argentina cruiser sunk, with significant loss of life, in a controversial incident during the Falklands War. ... Two aircraft carriers, USS (left), and HMS Illustrious (right), showing the difference in size between a supercarrier and a light V/STOL aircraft carrier. ...

  • HMS Hermes (R12)- flagship
  • HMS Invincible (R05)
  • HMS Illustrious (R06)- arrived in July 1982 to provide air cover for islands

Landing Platform Dock The second HMS Hermes (R12) was a Centaur-class aircraft carrier, the last of the postwar conventional aircraft carriers commissioned into the Royal Navy. ... The sixth and current HMS Invincible (R05) is a light aircraft carrier, the lead ship of three in her class. ... The fifth HMS Illustrious (R06) is an Invincible-class light aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy, affectionately known as Lusty to her crew. ... The dock of HMS Albion An amphibious transport dock (also called Landing Platform Dock or LPD) is a warship that embarks, transports, and lands elements of a landing force for expeditionary warfare missions. ...

  • HMS Fearless (L10)
  • HMS Intrepid (L11)

Type 82 destroyer HMS Fearless (L10) was a landing platform dock of the Royal Navy. ... HMS Intrepid (L11) was a landing platform dock of the Royal Navy. ... The Type 82 class destroyer, also known as as the Bristol class was a prototype for much of the modern technology and armaments seen in later classes of Royal Navy warships. ...

  • HMS Bristol (D23)

Type 42 destroyer HMS Bristol (D23) was the only Type 82 destroyer of the Royal Navy. ... Type 42 destroyer HMS Manchester Type 42, also known as the Sheffield class, is a class of destroyers of the Royal Navy. ...

  • HMS Sheffield (D80)- sunk by Exocet missile
  • HMS Glasgow (D88)- damaged by bomb from a Skyhawk
  • HMS Coventry (D118)- sunk by Skyhawks
  • HMS Exeter (D89)
  • HMS Cardiff (D108)

County class destroyer HMS Sheffield (D80) was the second Royal Navy ship to bear the name Sheffield, after the city of Sheffield in Yorkshire. ... In older English literature there are some uses of exocet to mean flying fish. The Exocet is a French-built anti-ship missile made in various versions capable of being launched from surface ships and boats, submarines, and airplanes. ... HMS Glasgow (D88) is a Type 42 destroyer of the Royal Navy. ... Skyhawk is name of two aircraft Cessna 172 Skyhawk a single engine, four seat light aircraft Douglas A-4 Skyhawk a ground attack jet aircraft This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... HMS Coventry (D118) was a Type 42 destroyer of the Royal Navy laid down by Cammell Laird and Company, Limited, at Birkenhead on 29 January 1973, launched on 21 June 1974 and commissioned on 20 October 1978. ... Skyhawk is name of two aircraft Cessna 172 Skyhawk a single engine, four seat light aircraft Douglas A-4 Skyhawk a ground attack jet aircraft This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... HMS Exeter (D89) is a Type 42 destroyer, the fifth ship of the Royal Navy to be named Exeter, after the city of Exeter in Devon. ... The third and present HMS Cardiff (D108) is a Type 42 (Batch 1) destroyer of the Royal Navy. ... HMS Devonshire The County class destroyers were large vessels built by the Royal Navy around the Sea Slug anti-aircraft missile system. ...

  • HMS Glamorgan (D19)- damaged by land-launched Exocet
  • HMS Antrim (D18)- damaged by Mirages

Type 22 frigate HMS Glamorgan (D19) was a County-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. ... In older English literature there are some uses of exocet to mean flying fish. The Exocet is a French-built anti-ship missile made in various versions capable of being launched from surface ships and boats, submarines, and airplanes. ... HMS Antrim (D18) was a County-class destroyer of the Royal Navy launched on 19 October 1967. ... A road mirage, a type of inferior mirage A mirage, derived from the Latin mirari, meaning to be astonished, is an optical phenomenon which often occurs naturally. ... A group of Type 22s, with HMS Coventry in the foreground The Type 22 frigate is a warship class of the Royal Navy also known as the Broadsword Class. ...

  • HMS Brilliant (F90)- damaged by Skyhawks
  • HMS Broadsword (F88)- damaged by Mirages

Type 21 frigate HMS Brilliant (F90) was a Type 22 frigate of the Royal Navy. ... Skyhawk is name of two aircraft Cessna 172 Skyhawk a single engine, four seat light aircraft Douglas A-4 Skyhawk a ground attack jet aircraft This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... HMS Broadsword (F88) was the lead ship and first Batch 1 unit of the Type 22 frigates of the Royal Navy. ... A road mirage, a type of inferior mirage A mirage, derived from the Latin mirari, meaning to be astonished, is an optical phenomenon which often occurs naturally. ... The Type 21 frigate or Amazon class frigate was a Royal Navy general-purpose escort designed in the late 1960s, built in the 1970s and that served throughout the 1980s into the 1990s. ...

HMS Antelope returning to San Carlos.23 May 1982
HMS Antelope returning to San Carlos.23 May 1982
  • HMS Active (F171)
  • HMS Alacrity (F174)
  • HMS Antelope (F170)- sunk by Mirages
  • HMS Ardent (F184)- sunk by Skyhawks
  • HMS Ambuscade (F172)
  • HMS Avenger (F185)- damaged by Skyhawks and Mirages
  • HMS Arrow (F173)- damaged by Skyhawks

Leander-class frigate Image File history File links Download high resolution version (986x608, 45 KB) HMS Antelope returning to San Carlos Water. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (986x608, 45 KB) HMS Antelope returning to San Carlos Water. ... HMS Active (F171) was a Type 21 frigate of the Royal Navy. ... HMS Alacrity (F174) was a Type 21 frigate of the Royal Navy. ... HMS Antelope (F170) was a Type 21 frigate of the Royal Navy that participated in the Falklands War. ... A road mirage, a type of inferior mirage A mirage, derived from the Latin mirari, meaning to be astonished, is an optical phenomenon which often occurs naturally. ... HMS Ardent (F184) was a Royal Navy type 21 frigate. ... Skyhawk is name of two aircraft Cessna 172 Skyhawk a single engine, four seat light aircraft Douglas A-4 Skyhawk a ground attack jet aircraft This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... HMS Ambuscade (F172) was a Type 21 frigate of the Royal Navy. ... HMS Avenger (F185) was a Type 21 frigate of the Royal Navy. ... Skyhawk is name of two aircraft Cessna 172 Skyhawk a single engine, four seat light aircraft Douglas A-4 Skyhawk a ground attack jet aircraft This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A road mirage, a type of inferior mirage A mirage, derived from the Latin mirari, meaning to be astonished, is an optical phenomenon which often occurs naturally. ... HMS Arrow (F173) was a Type 21 frigate of the Royal Navy. ... Skyhawk is name of two aircraft Cessna 172 Skyhawk a single engine, four seat light aircraft Douglas A-4 Skyhawk a ground attack jet aircraft This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Type 12M (Leander)-class, comprising twenty-six frigates, was arguably the most successful and popular class of frigates in the Royal Navys history. ...

  • HMS Andromeda (F57)
  • HMS Argonaut (F56)- damaged by Skyhawks
  • HMS Minerva (F45)
  • HMS Penelope (F127)

Rothesay class frigate HMS Andromeda (F57) was a Leander-class frigate of the Royal Navy. ... HMS Argonaut (F56) was a Leander-class frigate of the Royal Navy. ... Skyhawk is name of two aircraft Cessna 172 Skyhawk a single engine, four seat light aircraft Douglas A-4 Skyhawk a ground attack jet aircraft This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... HMS Minerva (F45) was a Leander-class frigate of the Royal Navy. ... HMS Penelope (F127) was a Leander-class frigate of the Royal Navy (RN). ...

  • HMS Yarmouth (F101)
  • HMS Plymouth (F126)- damaged by Skyhawks

Ice patrol ship HMS Yarmouth (F101) was this first Modified Type 12 (Rothesay) class frigate to enter service with the Royal Navy. ... HMS Plymouth was a Rothesay class frigate in the Royal Navy from 1959 to 1988. ... Skyhawk is name of two aircraft Cessna 172 Skyhawk a single engine, four seat light aircraft Douglas A-4 Skyhawk a ground attack jet aircraft This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

  • HMS Endurance (1967)

Castle class patrol boat There have been two Royal Navy ships with the name HMS Endurance. ...

  • HMS Leeds Castle (P258)
  • HMS Dumbarton Castle (P265)

Churchill class submarine The second HMS Leeds Castle is a Castle-class patrol ship built by Hall Russell Co. ... HMS Dumbarton Castle main role is the protection of the offshore assets of the United Kingdom, including our oil and gas installations and fisheries out to the 200 mile limit. ... The three Churchill-class submarines were nuclear powered hunter-killer submarines which served with the Royal Navy from the 1970s until the early 1990s. ...

  • HMS Conqueror (S48)- sank the ARA General Belgrano
  • HMS Courageous

Oberon class submarine HMS Conqueror was a Churchill-class nuclear-powered submarine that served in the Royal Navy from 1971 to 1990. ... Several ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Courageous or Courageux (the French spelling). ... The Oberon class was a thirteen-ship class of diesel-electric submarines of the Royal Navy, and were based on the successful Porpoise-class submarine. ...

  • HMS Onyx

Swiftsure class submarine The HMS Onyx was an Oberon class submarine of the Royal Navy. ... The Royal Navys Swiftsure-class of nuclear fleet submarines (SSNs) is the older of the two classes of attack submarine in service with the RN. It originally contained six boats, but HMS Swiftsure was decommissioned in 1992 due to damage suffered to the pressure hull during trials. ...

  • HMS Spartan (S105)
  • HMS Splendid (S106)

Hecla-class survey vessel HMS Spartan (S105) is a nuclear powered submarine of the Royal Navy Swiftsure class. ... The HMS Splendid (S106) was a nuclear powered submarine of the Swiftsure class. ... Hecla class The Hecla class formed the backbone of the Royal Navys ocean survey fleet from the mid-1960s. ...

  • HMS Hecla (A133)
  • HMS Herald (H138)
  • HMS Hydra (A144)

Trawler/Minesweepers HMS Hecla was the lead ship of the Hecla class, an ocean going survey ship type in the Royal Navy. ... Herald pays off 12 April 2001 In December 2000, HMS Herald answered a mayday call and took part in a joint operation with the RAF to rescue the crew of the Cypriot ferry Royal Prince. ... HMS Hydra (Pennant Number A144) was a Royal Navy deep ocean survey vessel of the Hecla Class. ...

  • HMS Cordella
  • HMS Farnella
  • HMS Junella
  • HMS Northella
  • HMS Pict

Royal Fleet Auxiliary

RFA Tanker The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) is the service that keeps the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom running around the world. ...

Landing Ship Logistic RFA Olna (A123) was a fast fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ... RFA Olmeda (A124) was a fast fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ... RFA Tidespring (A75) was a fast fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ... RFA Tidepool (A76) was a fast fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ... RFA Blue Rover (A270) was a fleet support tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ... RFA Appleleaf (A79) was a fleet support tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ... RFA Brambleleaf (A81) was a small fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ... RFA Bayleaf (A109) is a small fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ... RFA Plumleaf (A78) was a small fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ... RFA Pearleaf (A77) was a small fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ...

RFA Sir Lancelot.San Carlos Water
RFA Sir Lancelot.San Carlos Water
RFA Sir Tristram at Fitzroy.Late June 1982
RFA Sir Tristram at Fitzroy.Late June 1982

RFA Supply Ship Image File history File links RFA_Sir_Lancelot. ... Image File history File links RFA_Sir_Lancelot. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4313x2296, 811 KB){PD} RFA Sir Tristram at Fitzroy. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4313x2296, 811 KB){PD} RFA Sir Tristram at Fitzroy. ... RFA Sir Bedivere (L3004) is a Landing Ship Logistic of the Round Table class. ... Sir Galahad (L3005) was the name of a LSL (landing ship logistical) belonging to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, part of the British fleet. ... Skyhawk is name of two aircraft Cessna 172 Skyhawk a single engine, four seat light aircraft Douglas A-4 Skyhawk a ground attack jet aircraft This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... RFA Sir Geraint (L3027) was a landing ship logistic of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ... RFA Sir Lancelot (L3029) was a Round Table class landing ship logistic of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, the first of the class. ... A road mirage, a type of inferior mirage A mirage, derived from the Latin mirari, meaning to be astonished, is an optical phenomenon which often occurs naturally. ... RFA Sir Percivale (L3036) is a Round Table class Landing Ship Logistics. ... RFA Sir Tristram (L3505) is a Landing Ship Logistics of the Round Table class. ... Skyhawk is name of two aircraft Cessna 172 Skyhawk a single engine, four seat light aircraft Douglas A-4 Skyhawk a ground attack jet aircraft This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Helicopter Support Ship The RFA Regent was an ammunition, explosives, food stores ship in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ... RFA Resource (A480) was an armament stores ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ... RFA Fort Austin (A386) is a fleet stores ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ... RFA Fort Rosalie (A385) is a fleet stores ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ... RFA Stromness (A344) was a fleet stores ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ...

RFA Engadine (K08) was a helicopter support ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. ...

Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service

Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service ensign The Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service is a British Government agency which runs a variety of small support vessels for the Royal Navy. ... RMAS Typhoon (A95) was an ocean-going tug of the Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service. ... RMAS Goosander (A95) was a mooring, salvage and boom vessel of the Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service. ...

Merchant Navy

Canberra in San Carlos Water.May 1982.
Canberra in San Carlos Water.May 1982.

Liners In most seafaring countries, the merchant marine (or merchant navy) is a fleet of ships used for commerce that sometimes complements the navy. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (997x688, 84 KB) RMS Canberra in San carlos Water. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (997x688, 84 KB) RMS Canberra in San carlos Water. ...

Roll on Roll off ferry The RMS Canberra was a liner in the P&O fleet from 1961 to 1997. ... The Queen Elizabeth 2, often called the QE2, is an ocean liner. ... SS Uganda was a passenger liner, then cruise ship, hospital ship and troop ship between 1952 and 1986. ...

  • Elk (ferry)
  • Baltic Ferry
  • Europic Ferry
  • Nordic Ferry
  • Norland
  • St Edmund (ferry)
  • Tor Caledonia

Container/Cargo Ships The Norland was a P&O roll on roll off ferry operating between Kingston upon Hull in Yorkshire, England and Zeebrugge, Belgium. ...


Tankers The Atlantic Conveyor was a British merchant navy ship that was requisitioned during the Falklands War and sunk by an Exocet missile. ... Lycaon, in Greek mythology, was a son of Priam and Laothoe. ... With an area of 18,400 sq. ...

  • Alvega
  • Anco Charger
  • Balder London
  • British Avon
  • British Dart
  • British Esk
  • British Tamar
  • British Tay
  • British Test
  • British Trent
  • British Wye- damaged by C130
  • Eburna
  • Fort Toronto
  • G.A.Walker
  • Scottish Eagle

Tugs/Repair/Support Ships

  • British Enterprise III
  • CS Iris
  • Irishman
  • Salvageman
  • Stena Inspector
  • Stena Seaspread
  • Wimpey Seahorse
  • Yorkshireman
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