She was completed with Exocet launchers in 'B' position. Captain White led Avenger in the Falklands War surviving an attack by an Exocet missile which it shot out of the sky with the 4.5 inch mark 8 gun on the focsle of the ship. [1] Tenía un desplazamiento máximo de 3250 t, una eslora de 109,7 m, una manga de 12,7 m y un calado de 6 m. [2] The separated remains of HMS Antelope, which lie at a 45-degree angle on the bottom of San Carlos Water, and her sister HMS Ardent, which sank in nearby Grantham Sound after being hit by a succession of bombs, were also scanned by Enterprise and her hi-tech survey launch Spitfire. The HMS Ardent association was set up immediately after the 1982 Falklands Conflict in a hope to foster and promote the name HMS Ardent and provide a focal point to remember our fallen crew mates. On fire and expecting further attacks, the ship was abandoned. Use our contact form to find out more. Ed. Antelope was struck by a 1,000lb bomb which initially failed to explode. Membership is open to all ex-crew of HMS Ardent and families of the fallen. She sank at 51°08′N 02°35′E  /  51.133°N 2.583°E  / and the wreck was dispersed by shelling from HMS Whitehall ( Royal Navy). Cooper and 148 ratings were killed. The ship spent most of the 1930s assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet.During the early months of the Spanish Civil War of 1936–1939, Acasta spent considerable time in Spanish waters enforcing the arms blockade imposed by Britain and France on both sides of the conflict. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. (Picture: Ministry of Defence) HMS Ardent at a buoy on completion. HMS DARING carried a complement of 162, of whom nine officers, including Cdr. Use our contact form to find out more. The harsh realities of war were hit home to the British Task Force. Enterprise also scanned HMS Antelope, which lies at a 45-degree angle on the bottom of San Carlos Water, and her sister HMS Ardent, which sank in nearby Grantham Sound after being hit by a succession of bombs. The HMS Ardent association was set up immediately after the 1982 Falklands Conflict in a hope to foster and promote the name HMS Ardent and provide a focal point to remember our fallen crew mates. Fue botada el 9 de mayo de 1975 y entró en servicio el 13 de octubre de 1977. Her divers salvaged a 20mm Oerlikon from the wreck of HMS Antelope which was remounted to increase her Anti-Aircraft capability,referred to on board as “Antelopes Avenger”. HMS Ardent was an 'Acasta Class' destroyer in the 4th Destroyer Squadron and the 4th Division at Jutland. ALLEN, William E, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 178139, MPK . She was completed with Exocet launchers in 'B' position. At the time the Germans were uncertain whether the Scharnhorst had been torpedoed by a … HMS Basilisk ( Royal Navy): World War II: Operation Dynamo: The B-class destroyer was bombed and damaged in the North Sea off De Panne by Junkers Ju 87 aircraft of the Luftwaffe. Wreck Ordinance 1977 Name of Wreck Location Date History HMS ARDENT Falkland Islands Falklands Conflict On May 21st 1982 the frigate HMS ARDENT came under repeated air attack and was hit several times by bombs and rockets. HMS Acasta was one of eight A-class destroyers built for the Royal Navy (RN) in the 1920s. Built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland. Location: Eastern Solent, Off East Wittering, West Sussex. A1 (HM Submarine) Date of designation: 26.11.98, amended 05.10.04. Ardent took part in the Falklands War, where she was sunk by Argentine aircraft in … 1,519 British sailors, marines and airmen died in the Royal Navy’s worst loss of WWII. 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