Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Final warship veteran of Falklands War retires

HMS Exeter's long career will end today as the Type 42 destroyer is retired. The destroyer was the last surviving ship from the Falklands War still in RN service. During that war it shot down 4 Argentine aircraft and also served in the 1st Gulf War in it's 29 year career. During her service the ship clocked up 892,811 nautical miles.

It would be nice if the ship was preserved wouldn't it? It'll probably end up in India or Turkey being cut up though.

1 comment:

marjack126 said...

We have been trying to find a berth for another Falklands veteran, HMS Plymouth, for the past 31/2 years, but no-one is interested!

Martin Slater
Secretary HMS Plymouth Association