H.M.S Antelope

This is a dramatic picture of H.M.S Antelope in the Falkland Islands during the conflict. During an air attack, the frigate was hit by two 1,000 lb bombs, which lodged onboard unexploded, killing one man. The ship moved up San Carlos water and anchored in Ajax Bay. While attempts were being made to defuse one of the bombs, it exploded, killing another man and seriously injuring another. A serious fire broke out and the ship was abandoned. The fires raged throughout the night but the HMS ANTELOPE was still afloat at dawn. Not long after, however, another major explosion occurred (possibly the second 1,000 lb bomb). The ship’s back broke and she sank with her bows and stern sticking out of the water.

H.M.S Antelope
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