HMS Antrim


HMS Antrim was under the command of Brian Young who had been given command of the first offensive action of the war in the retaking of South Georgia. Antrim was effectively the command ship for what was known as Operation Paraquet. Her helicopter, the Westland Wessex was responsible for the rescue of 16 SAS men from the Fortuna Glacier. The aircraft then played a key role in the detection and disabling of the Argentinian submarine Santa Fe. Captain Largos, commander of the Argentine forces on South Georgia, signed the surrender document for the Argentine Forces there in her wardroom.


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