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AIRCRAFT and SHIPPING LOSSES INFLICTED AND SUSTAINED (Parts 31-32)

Part 32. BRITISH SUCCESSES AGAINST ARGENTINE SHIPS and AIRCRAFT

HMS Conqueror

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As the war approached a speedy end this is a convenient place to summarise the British successes against Argentine sea and air forces. None of the "scores" are official, some no doubt are open to argument, and of course only give a limited indication of the contribution made by each of the main front-line units.

All squadron pilots receiving gallantry awards are also listed.

Sea Harriers, the nearest from No 801 NAS (Courtesy - MOD, Navy)

 

ARGENTINE SHIPS

SUNK OR DAMAGED by BRITISH SHIPS

 
HMS Conqueror Cruiser "GENERAL BELGRANO" sunk
HMS Alacrity Fleet transport "ISLA DE LOS ESTADOS" sunk
HMS Brilliant and HMS Yarmouth Coaster "Monsunen" driven aground
 
 

..... by AIRCRAFT SQUADRON

 
HMS Hermes, No.800 Sea Harriers Trawler "NARWAL" sunk
Fleet transport "Bahia Buen Suceso" damaged
Transport "Rio Carcarana" damaged
Patrol ship "Rio Iguaza" beached
HMS Antelope, No.815 Lynx Transport "RIO CARCARANA" destroyed
HMS Antrim No.737 Wessex
HMS Brilliant No.815 Lynx
HMS Endurance
and
Plymouth No.829 Wasps
Submarine "Santa Fe" disabled
HMS Coventry and
Glasgow, No.815 Lynx
Patrol vessel "Alferez Sobral" damaged
 
 
 

ARGENTINE AIRCRAFT AND HELICOPTERS

DESTROYED by BRITISH CARRIER-BASED AIRCRAFT

HMS Hermes, No.800 Sea Harriers:

 
Lt Cmdr A D Auld (DSC) RN 2 Daggers [a50, a51]
Lt Cmdr G W J Batt (post DSC) RN -
Lt Cmdr M S Blissett (MID) RN Skyhawk [a36]
Lt Cmdr R V Frederiksen (MID) RN Dagger [a38]
Lt M Hale RN Dagger [a49]
Flt Lt J Leeming RAF Skyhawk [a43]
Flt Lt D H S Morgan (DSC) RAF 2 Skyhawks [a67, a68]
Lt C R W Morrell (MID) RN 1 Skyhawks [a42, a44]
Flt Lt R Penfold RAF Dagger [a7]
Lt D A Smith (MID) RN Dagger [a52], Skyhawk [a69]
Lt Cmdr N W Thomas (DSC) RN Skyhawk [a37]

plus

3 Pucaras [a2,a3,a4], 1 Pumas [a45, a47], Agusta 109A [a46]
 
 

HMS Invincible, No.801 Sea Harriers:

 
Flt Lt P C Barton RAF Mirage [a5]
Lt W A Curtis (post MID) RN Canberra [a8]
Lt S R Thomas (DSC) RN Mirage [a6], 2 Daggers [a39,a40]
Cmdr N D Ward (DSC) AFC RN Pucara [a35], Dagger [a41], Hercules [a65]

plus

Puma [a47]
 
 

.... by ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS & ROYAL MARINE DEFENCES

 
HMS Ardent Skyhawk [a44]
HMS Brilliant 3 Skyhawks [a16, a17, a18]
HMS Broadsword probably Dagger [a34]
HMS Coventry Puma [a15], 2 Skyhawks [a54,a56]
HMS Exeter 2 Skyhawks [a63,a64], Learjet [a66], Canberra [a70]
HMS Fearless or Intrepid Skyhawk [a57]
Naval bombardment Skyvan [a12]
Royal Marines Puma [a1], Aermacchi [a59]
 
 

.... by BRITISH ARMY and RAF

 
San Carlos Water defences 3 Skyhawks [a48, a53, a55]
T Bty, 12 Air Defence Regt RA Dagger [a61]
2 Para Pucara [a60]
D Sqdn SAS 7 Pucaras [a20-a25, a33], 4 Mentors [a26-a29], Skyvan [a30]
1(F) Sqdn RAF Harrier GR.3's Chinook [a31], Puma [a32]
Sqdn Ldr J J Pook (DFC) RAF -
Wing Cdr P T Squire (DFC) AFC RAF -
 
 
 

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