HMS Sheffield

The news that the personnel of the Task Force had long been dreading, that a British ship had been hit by one of the Argentinian Exocet Missiles. HMS Sheffield was supposedly one of the more modern ships in the British Navy at this time and it was a shock that it could be so severely damaged so quickly. Indeed, the exocet missile did not actually explode as it was supposed to, however the fuel ignited and started a catastrophic fire on the ship.

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by Stephen Luscombe