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The Sea Battle for the Falklands
"In the battle for the Falklands in 1982, almost 450 men lost their lives at sea, 104 in the British fleet, and more than three times that many in the Argentinian fleet. This quiz explores the exploits of those two fleets."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
During the Falklands campaign which Royal Navy ship was the only one to be struck by a shore-launched Exocet missile, which killed 13 of the ship's company?
The County Class destroyer HMS Antrim was flagship of a small taskforce which was detached to recapture South Georgia. What codename was given to this operation?
During the assault on South Georgia an Argentinian submarine was badly damaged by Royal Navy helicopters. What was the name of the submarine?
ARA San Luis
ARA Santiago de Estero
ARA Santa Fe
What were the names of the two Royal Navy aircraft carriers which fought in the Falklands campaign?
HMS Invincible and HMS Ark Royal
HMS Hermes and HMS Ark Royal
HMS Invincible and HMS Illustrious
HMS Hermes and HMS Invincible
ARA Hércules, one of Argentina's destroyers, spent the Falklands War escorting the Argentine aircraft carrier, some way away from the main action. Where was ARA Hércules built?
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ensenada, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Barrow-in-Furness, Great Britain
Newport News, Virginia, USA
During the Falkands War Great Britain operated a number of STUFT (Ships Taken Up From Trade). Only five of these were fully crewed by Royal Navy personnel and flew the White Ensign as HM Ships Cordella, Farnella, Junella, Northella and Pict. In what rôle did they operate during the war?
Deploying "chaff" as Exocet decoy ships
Assault landing ships
The sinking of ARA General Belgrano was unique in that it was the first time a warship had been sunk in anger by a nuclear-powered submarine. What was the name of the submarine?
Which member of the British Royal Family fought on active service throughout the Falklands campaign as a Royal Navy helicopter co-pilot?
HRH Prince Charles
HRH Prince Andrew
HRH The Duke of Kent
HRH The Duke of Gloucester
Admiral The Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC PC is currently a Labour Peer in the House of Lords, having ended his naval career as First Sea Lord. On 21st May 1982 in true Royal Naval tradition, as the commanding officer, he was the last man to leave his ship as it sank in San Carlos Water. Which ship?
HMS Coventry was sunk on one of Argentina's national days, 25th May 1982. What type of aircraft was responsible for her sinking?
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Dassault Super Étendard
Dassault Mirage III
FMA 1A 58 Pucara
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