On This Day 1982: Falklands War - HMS Sheffield Sinks

Here, the Sheffield’s Captain, James Salt, talks about the Argentine attack – the very short warning his crew received, the missile’s impact and aftermath. The Exocet blew a huge hole in the ship’s side and led to an inferno on board - with some of the metal glowing red with the heat. Twenty of Sheffield’s crew died in the attack and the ship later sank, on May 10, 1982.

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