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HMS Sheffield

HMS Sheffield

HMS Sheffield (D80) was a Type 42 Guided Missile 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 and finally foundered on the 10 May 1982.

 

Title: HMS Sheffield
Record Type: Boats
Type: Guided Missile Destroyer
Date Launched: 10-06-1971
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 60357