RFA Sir Tristram

On the 8th of June while transporting men and equipment to Fitzroy Cove alongside the Sir Galahad, Sir Tristram was attacked by A-4 Skyhawks from Argentine Air Force's V Brigada A'rea (FAA), each loaded with three 500 lb retarding tail bombs. At approximately 14:00 local time the decks were strafed and two crew were killed. A 500 lb bomb penetrated the deck, but failed to explode immediately, allowing the remaining crew to be evacuated. Sir Tristram was carrying mainly equipment whilst Sir Galahad had been taking the personnel.

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by Stephen Luscombe