HMS Endurance

HMS Endurance was commanded by Nicholas Barker and played a crucial role in the lead up to the war. The ship had been earmarked to be withdrawn from the South Atlantic station which convinced the Argentinians that Britain was no longer determined to hold onto their territories there. This was actually due to be her last season in the area but she was kept beyond her normal tour of duty due to the unfolding crisis in South Georgia. After the war broke out, HMS Endurance was asked to remain in the area in order to gather intelligence and monitor radio frequencies. She had to try and remain covert which was no mean feat for a ship painted bright red!

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