On 2nd April 1982 Argentina raided and claimed the Falkland Islands. This led to a war. On the 4th May that year, HMS Sheffield got hit by an exocet missile during the Falkland Islands conflict. Twenty crew members died in the attack.
The vessel was the second Royal Navy ship to be named after the city of Sheffield in Yorkshire. She was a Type 42 Guided Missile Destroyer laid down by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering at Barrow-in-Furness on 15 January 1970. A huge ship
Official documents released December 28, 2012, revealed Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister at the time, expressed surprise by the Argentine invasion of the Islands. Survivor, Chris Purcell was a sailor on board HMS Sheffield. We met in Portsmouth where he told YNUKtv his story of what happened and how he managed to survive. Falkland Islands photos courtesy Chris and Louise Purcell.
Welcome to the fresh new style of ynuk.tv We are loving it and hope you are too. If you’ve got any suggestions don’t hesitate to connect we want to hear from you.
Experience watching videos on the go. No matter where you are if you have a signal you have YourNewsUKtv. Just key in ynuk.tv on your smart phone, ipad or tablet and you’re there.
Subscribe to our daily news feed and be notified and the first to know when new videos or live streams have been posted.
Stay connected with us we love having you. Hope you enjoy your visit. Let us have your reaction. Drop by our comment box and leave your views on our videos and channel.
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) May 9, 2016
Subscribe to YNUKtv
Keep up to date on the latest content, here at YNUKtv. Subscribe below.