Cutting A Dash - HMS Antrim (D18)

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HMS Antrim D18 County Class Destroyer Royal Navy Warship art Print by Artist Chris French GAvA

 

A Batch 2 County Class Destroyer, HMS Antrim (D18) was commissioned in 1970 and served the Royal Navy for fourteen years until her sale to the Chilean navy. 

 

The ship was also involved in the first anti-submarine attack conducted by helicopters while taking part in the recapturing of South Georgia, Operation Paraquat. Her Westland Wessex, HP 142, known as Humphrey was instrumental in the sinking of the Argentine submarine Santa Fe on 25th April 1982.

 

Chris French's Marine Painting shows her circa 1980.



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