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The following vessels were in commission, planned or under construction for Her Majesty's
Royal Navy in 1982. Many of these vessels took part in the 1982 [1 ] Falklands War [2 ] [3 ] Aircraft Carriers [edit ] Centaur-class aircraft carrier - Hermes Invincible class aircraft carrier - , Invincible , Illustrious & [Note 1 ] Ark Royal [Note 2 ]
Hermes and Invincible were deployed to the Falkland Islands in April 1982 as the centre piece of Rear Admiral Woodward's Carrier Battle Group. [2 ] [3 ] [4 ] [5 ] Destroyers [edit ] Type 82 destroyer - Bristol Type 42 Destroyer - , Sheffield , Birmingham , Newcastle , Glasgow , Exeter , Southampton , Liverpool , & Cardiff Coventry County-class destroyer - , Antrim , & Glamorgan Fife
Bristol, Sheffield, Coventry, [4 ] Exeter, Cardiff, Glasgow, Antrim & Glamorgan were all present in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War. [2 ] [3 ] [5 ] Sheffield and Coventry were lost to enemy action, 'Sheffield by air launched Coventry Exocet missile and to bombs. Glamorgan was struck by a modified air-launch Exocet from a land-based launcher causing extensive damage, however she was not crippled. [6 ] Frigates [edit ] Type 22 - Broadsword, Battleaxe, Brilliant, & Brazen, Boxer, & [Note 3 ] Beaver + 2 planned [Note 3 ] Type 21 (Amazon) Class - Amazon, Active, Ambuscade, Arrow, Alacrity, Avenger Leander (Type 12l) Class - Batch 1 (Ikara Group): Aurora, Euryalus, Galatea, Arethusa, Naiad, Dido, Leander, & Ajax. Batch 2 (Exocet Group): Cleopatra, Sirius, Phoebe, Minerva, Danae, Juno, Argonaut, & Penelope Batch 3 (Broad-Beamed Group): Achilles, Diomede, Andromeda, Hermione, Jupiter, Apollo, Scylla, Ariadne, & Charybdis Rothesay Class - Yarmouth, Lowestoft, [Note 4 ] Brighton, Rothesay, Londonderry, [Note 4 ] Falmouth, Berwick Stand-by Squadron, Plymouth, & Rhyl Whitby Class - Torquay Amphibious Units [edit ] Fearless Class (LPD) - Fearless, & Intrepid Round Table Class (Landing Ship Logistics) - RFAs - Sir Bedivere, Sir Galahad, Sir Geraint, Sir Lancelot, Sir Percivale, & Sir Tristram Logistic Landing Craft (RCT) - Ardennes, & Arakan LCM 9 Type - 14 craft LCM 7 Type - 2 craft Avon Class (Ramp Powered Lighters) - Avon, Bude, Clyde, Dart, Eden, Forth, Glen, Hamble, Itchen, Kennet, London, & Medway. LCVP - LCVP 1: 9 craft LCVP 2: 8 craft LCVP 3: 9 craft Landing Craft, Personnel - 3 craft Mine Warfare Forces [edit ] HMS Abdiel [Note 5 ] Hunt-class (MCMV) - Brecon, Ledbury, Cattistock, Cottesmore, Brocklesby , Middleton , Chiddingfold , Dulverton , & Hurworth HMS Wilton [Note 6 ] Ton Class - Mine Hunters: Bilderston, Brereton, Brinton, Bronington, Bossington, Gavinton, Hubberston, Iverston, Kedleston, Kellington, Kirkliston, Maxton, Nurton, & Sheraton Minesweepers: Alfringston, Bickington, Crichton, Cuxton, Glasserton, Hodgeston, Laleston, Pollington, Shavington, Upton, Walkerton, Wotton, Soberton, Stubbington, Lewiston, & Crofton. Venturer Class - St. David, & Venturer Ley Class - Aveley Ham Class - Dittisham, Flintham, & Thornham Ice Patrol Ship [edit ] HMS Endurance Submarine force [edit ] Resolution Class Trafalgar Class Swiftsure Class Valiant Class Churchill Class Oberon Class Porpoise Class Notes [edit ]
Royal Navy Reserve ^ Commissioned whilst underway on 20 June 1982 ^ Launched 2 June 1982 ^ a b In Build ^ a b Trials Ship ^ Exercise Minelayer ^ prototype Coastal Minesweeper/hunter References [edit ] ^ Moore, J, ed. (1982). Jane's Fighting Ships 1982-83 (85 ed.). London: Jane's Publishing Company. ISBN 0 7106-0742-3. ^ a b c Woodward, John (2012). One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander (3 ed.). Hammersmith, London: Harper Collins. ISBN 9 780007 436408. ^ a b c Sunday Express Magazine Team (1982). War in the Falklands, The Campaign in Pictures. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. ISBN 0 297 782029. ^ a b Hart Dyke, David (2007). Four Weeks in May: The Loss of HMS Coventry, A Captain's Story. London: Atlantic books. ISBN 9 781843 545903. ^ a b Freedman, Lawrence (2005). The Official History of the Falklands Campaign, Vol.1 - The Origins of the Falklands War. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge. ISBN 9 780714 652061. ^ Inskip, Ian (2012). Ordeal by Exocet: HMS Glamorgan and the Falklands War 1982. Chatham: Frontline Books. ISBN 9 781848 321311.