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  • THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982

    THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982

    part of "FLEET PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT, HMS EXCELLENT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    FKD 70

    HMS ANTELOPE in Ajax Bay following an attack by two Argentine Air Force A-4B Skyhawks in which she was struck by two 1000-lb bombs which failed to explode. The small hole below the bridge on ANTELOPE's port side marks the entry point of the second...

  • THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982

    THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982

    part of "FLEET PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT, HMS EXCELLENT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    FKD 71

    HMS ANTELOPE afloat at dawn on the morning of 24 May 1982 following the explosion of one of the two 1000-lb bombs lodged in her hull. This explosion was followed by the sympathetic detonation of ANTELOPE's Seacat and torpedo magazines which broke...

  • THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982

    THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982

    part of "FLEET PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT, HMS EXCELLENT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    FKD 1241

    The sinking of HMS ANTELOPE in San Carlos Water. The explosion of the second Argentine 1000-lb bomb on board the ship broke its back and cause the frigate to sink. A bomb disposal officer had been attempting to defuse the bomb at the time.

  • THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982

    THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982

    part of "FLEET PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT, HMS EXCELLENT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    FKD 146

    A low aerial view of HMS ARDENT at anchor in San Carlos Water after being damaged in the stern by the first of two Argentine air attacks by A4-Q Skyhawks of the Argentine Navy's 3rd Fighter Attack Squadron. In this attack, two 500lb bombs exploded...