HMS Coventry

Falkland Islands,South America

The British destroyer HMS Coventry laid down at Birkenhead and launched in 1974 for the Royal Navy. She was sunk by Argentinian A-4 Skyhawk planes 25.Mai 1982 under the Falklands war. She managed to shoot down two enemy planes but was hit by three bombs and sank within thirty minutes. 19 men of the crew perished and 30 were injured. Today the wreck rest today on her port side on a depth of 90 meter north of Pebble Island.

Former names:
HMS Coventry
410,0 x 47,0 x 19,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
4820 displ
Birkenhead ( UK ) 1974 Devonport ( UK )

51°5'26" S   59°35'48" W
( Source: Wikimapia )

Picture: HMS Coventry

Picture: Sonar scan of the wreck
Courtesy of Royal Navy