ARA Bahia Buen Suceso


ARA Bahia Buen Suceso landed scrap-metal workers on South Georgia which played an important part in the escalation of tensions between Britain and Argentina. Later, she was involved in blockade running to the Falkland Islands. While berthed in Fox Bay East on West Falkland, she was attacked by two BAe Sea Harriers from HMS Hermes. Because the ship was so close to private homes, the Harriers used their 30 mm ADEN cannons rather than General-purpose bombs. They damaged the ship's bridge and engine room, and set fire to a paint store and workshop ashore. This painting illustrates the attack.


Falklands War | Argentine Ships





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by Stephen Luscombe