HMS Alacrity

Alacrity departed from Devonport on 5 April 1982. She was commanded by Commander Christopher Craig.

The most notable incident involving Alacrity was the sinking of the Argentine supply ship ARA Isla de los Estados by gunfire over the night of 10'11 May 1982, near Swan Islands. At the time, Alacrity was on a mission to establish whether or not the Argentines had mined the north entrance to Falkland Sound. Alacrity was slightly damaged by an Argentine bomb on 1 May.

As Alacrity exited the Falkland Sound on 11 May, the Argentine submarine, ARA San Luis was reported to have fired two torpedoes at Alacrity and her sister ship Arrow. Luckily for the British, these missed the ships and both Type 21 frigates rejoined the Task Force.

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