Argentina mounted an invasion of the Falkland Islands on April 2, 1982 after the civilian occupation of South Georgia on March 19, before the Falklands War proper started. This article describes the initial defence organised by the Falkland Islands Governor Sir Rex Hunt giving command to Major Mike Norman RM, the landing of Lieutenant-Commander Guillermo Sanchez-Sabarots' Special Forces, the attack on Moody Brook Barracks, the battle between the troops of Hugo Santillan and Bill Trollope at Stanley, and the attacks and final surrender of Government House. ...more on Wikipedia about "1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands"
This is a list of units, aircraft and casualties of the Argentinian and British air forces in the Falklands War. ...more on Wikipedia about "Air forces in the Falklands War"
The ARA Almirante Domecq Garcia (D23) was a Fletcher class destroyer which served with the Argentine Navy from 1971 to 1983. ...more on Wikipedia about "ARA Almirante Domecq Garcia (D23)"
The ARA Almirante Irízar is a large icebreaker in service with the Argentine Navy. ...more on Wikipedia about "ARA Almirante Irízar (Q-5)"
ARA Bahia Buen Suceso (B6) was a 5000 ton fleet transport that served in the Argentine Navy. It was launched in 1950 and was commisioned in June 1950. It sunk after being used as target practice on 21 October 1982. ...more on Wikipedia about "ARA Bahia Buen Suceso"
The ARA General Belgrano was an Armada República Argentina cruiser sunk, with significant loss of life, in a controversial incident during the Falklands War. She is the only ship ever sunk by a nuclear-powered submarine in wartime. The name had earlier been used for a 7,069-ton armored cruiser completed in 1899. ...more on Wikipedia about "ARA General Belgrano"
The ARA Isla de los Estados was an Argentine supply ship that was sunk during the Falklands War by HMS Alacrity in a surface action in Falklands Sound. Alacrity engaged Isla de los Estados with its 4.5-inch gun and the Argentine ship blew up after a few hits. ...more on Wikipedia about "ARA Isla de los Estados" There's a bit of http://www.shortopedia.com in all of us.
The ARA San Luis is a Type 209 diesel-powered submarine of the Argentine Navy. Built in Germany as one of a batch of four, San Luis has a displacement of 1,285 tonnes and was introduced to the ARA in 1978. ...more on Wikipedia about "ARA San Luis"
The ARA Santa Fe was a submarine in the Armada Republica Argentina from 1971 to 1982. ...more on Wikipedia about "ARA Santa Fe"
* The Battle For The Falklands, Max Hastings and Simon Jenkins, ISBN 0330352849 ...more on Wikipedia about "Argentine ground forces in the Falklands War"
*Formosa a 12,762 ton cargo ship, attacked by Argentine A4 Skyhawks of Grupo 5 in error. Survived the conflict. ...more on Wikipedia about "Argentine naval forces in the Falklands War"
The Atlantic Conveyor was a British merchant navy ship that was requisitioned during the Falklands War and sunk by an Exocet missile. Owned by Cunard, the 14,950 tonne roll-on, roll-off container ship was built along with six other container ships each named Atlantic and flown under different national flags for different companies. ...more on Wikipedia about "Atlantic Conveyor"
Argentina gained independence from Spain in 1816 and thus control over the Falklands (Islas Malvinas). In 1829, Argentina established Luis Maria Vernet as the first governor of the islands. Finally, in 1833 the British occupied the islands by force and ejected its inhabitants to the Argentine mainland. (For more details on the origin of the dispute see History of the Falkland Islands.) ...more on Wikipedia about "Background to the Falklands War"
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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. The Falklands consist of two large and many small islands in the South Atlantic Ocean east of Argentina, whose ownership had long been disputed. (See Sovereignty of the Falkland Islands for the background of that dispute.) ...more on Wikipedia about "Falklands War"
HMS Antelope (F170) was a Type 21 frigate of the Royal Navy that participated in the Falklands War. Her keel was laid down March 23, 1971 by Vosper Thornycroft in Woolston. She was commissioned July 17, 1975. She was the only unit of the class never to be fitted with Exocet launchers. ...more on Wikipedia about "HMS Antelope (F170)"
HMS Ardent (F184) was a Royal Navy type 21 frigate. She was completed with Exocet launchers in 'B' position. ...more on Wikipedia about "HMS Ardent (F184)"
The third and present HMS Cardiff (D108) is a Type 42 (Batch 1) destroyer of the Royal Navy. ...more on Wikipedia about "HMS Cardiff (D108)"
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. ...more on Wikipedia about "HMS Coventry (D118)"
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. ...more on Wikipedia about "HMS Exeter (D89)"
HMS Glamorgan (D19) was a County-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. The ship was built by Vickers Armstrong in Newcastle Upon Tyne. With a displacement of 5,440 tonnes, Glamorgan was named after the Welsh county of Glamorgan. She was launched on June 9 1964, and was delivered to the Navy two years later. ...more on Wikipedia about "HMS Glamorgan (D19)"
HMS Glasgow (D88) is a Type 42 destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was built at Swan Hunter Shipyard in Wallsend, Tyneside and launched on April 14, 1976 by Lady Kirstie Treacher, wife of Admiral Sir John Treacher. With a displacement of 4,820 tonnes, Glasgow is the 6th and last Batch 1 Type 42 Destroyer in the Fleet. Named after the Scottish city of Glasgow she is the eighth ship to bear the name. ...more on Wikipedia about "HMS Glasgow (D88)"
HMS Sheffield (D80) was the second Royal Navy ship to bear the name Sheffield, after the city of Sheffield in Yorkshire. She was a Type 42 destroyer laid down by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering at Barrow-in-Furness on 15 January 1970, launched on 10 June 1971 and commissioned on 16 February 1975. The ship was part of the Task Force sent to the Falkland Islands during the Falklands War. She was struck by an Exocet cruise missile fired by a French-made Dassault Super Étendard belonging to the Argentine Navy on 4 May, 1982. Although the Exocet reportedly failed to explode, the impact of the missile travelling at 315 m/s and laden with unburnt rocket fuel was enough to set the ship ablaze. Accounts suggest that the initial impact of the missile immediately destroyed the ship's onboard electricity generating systems and prevented the anti-fire mechanisms from operating effectively, dooming the ship to be consumed by the raging fire. ...more on Wikipedia about "HMS Sheffield (D80)"
The Norland was a P&O roll-on/roll-off ferry operating between Kingston upon Hull in Yorkshire, England and Zeebrugge, Belgium. The 27,000 tonne ferry was built in 1974 by AG Weser, Werk Seebeck, Bremerhaven for Dutch North Sea Ferries partners Nordzee Verdiensten N.V. The ship transferred to P&O North Sea Ferries in 1996. ...more on Wikipedia about "Norland"
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