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  uboat.net - Allied Warships - Light cruiser HMS Sheffield of the Southampton class
The battlecruiser HMS Renown (Capt R.R. McGrigor, RN), battleship HMS Malaya (Capt. A.F.E. Palliser, DSC, RN), aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal (Capt. C.S. Holland, RN), light cruiser HMS Sheffield (Capt. C.A.A. Larcom, RN) and the destroyers HMS Fearless (Cdr.
In the meantime 4 destroyers HMS Duncan (Capt. A.D.B. James, RN), HMS Isis (Cdr.
HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN) is mined off Iceland.
www.uboat.net /allies/warships/ship/1232.html   (352 words)

  
  HMS SHEFFIELD - Find Friends from HMS SHEFFIELD at Forces Reunited
Thomas Gilbert Bailey was at HMS Sheffield between 1945 and 1958.
William Murray was at HMS Sheffield between 1943 and 1952.
Charles Parsons was at HMS Sheffield between 1949 and 1961.
www.forcesreunited.org.uk /namearchive/units/HMSNames/HMS-Sheffield.html   (2002 words)

  
  J&G History of British Warships | Reports on Ships and Battle honours
Having served on HMS Birmingham for two and a half years and then briefly on HMS Sheffield, or old shiny as she was efectionately known, I would like give a brief bit about this grand old ship.
HMS Sheffield was one of ten Town class light cruisers that were being built rapidly, in anticipation of the forthcoming hostility with Germany.
HMS Sheffield was to become a special ship due to her affiliation with the city of Sheffield.All her fittings that would have normally been made of brass were made of stainless steel (hence her nickname 'old shiny') a corrosion resistant shiny steel with a high
www.freewebs.com /british-warships/hmssheffield.htm   (1571 words)

  
 Argentine Aircraft in the Falklands
On May 4th 1982 this plane, when piloted by Corvette Captain Ernesto Proni Leston, detected the destroyer HMS Sheffield and gave her coordinates to the Super Etendards armed with Exocets.
Some sources affirmed that what caused the fire in the Sheffield was not the warhead, but the remaining missile's fuel; but others, including the Sheffield's Captain, Samuel Salt, assert that the missile's warhead exploded, destroying the Operations Center and the engineering.
The British version of this incident exposed that the Exocet failed its mark, the HMS Invincible, due to it being downed by a 114 mm shell from the frigate HMS Avenger, or due to it being neutralized by decoys.
www.britains-smallwars.com /Falklands/Exocet.html   (3945 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
HMS Sheffield (C24) was one of the Southampton sub class of the Town class cruisers of the Royal Navy during the Second World War.
At the outbreak of war, Sheffield served with the 18th Cruiser Squadron, patrolling the Denmark Straits and then, in April 1940, she was engaged in the Norway campaign.
In 1944, Sheffield was an escort for the Royal Navy carrier force that executed a series of air attacks on the German battleship Tirpitz, between April and August.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=HMS_Sheffield_(C24)   (519 words)

  
 sheffield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Minister to study claim of Sheffield cover-up...............Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon, is poring over copies of The News as local MPs urge him to reveal the truth of the loss of HMS Sheffield.
But 19 years after Sheffield went down, sailors have finally spoken out about the loss, accusing the MoD of a cover up and claiming the officer in charge of defending the ship against air attack was crucially away from his post when the Argentinians began their attack run.
The crew of HMS Sheffield have always refuted claims that the destroyer was "asleep" when an exocet missile struck it in May 1982, killing 20 men.
www.mylostoppos.com /sheff/forms/news.htm   (1163 words)

  
 1982: Argentines destroy HMS Sheffield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
HMS Sheffield, a Type 42 destroyer worth millions of pounds, was lost during the Falklands war......more importantly, 20 sailors died as a result — yet the MoD did not convene a court martial where witnesses and evidence in regard to the attack and subsequent sinking could have been properly examined.
Shipmates, the power of the pen was used with contempt when the loss of HMS Sheffield was whitewashed.
Now it’s your turn to use the power of the pen, to achieve justice for the crew of HMS Sheffield and the truth for the families of the sailors who died.
www.mylostoppos.com /sheff/forms/index.htm   (384 words)

  
 HMS Manchester - Revell 1/700
HMS Manchester, and her sisters HMS Gloucester, Edinburgh and York, were completed between 1983 and 1985.
The name ship of the class, HMS Sheffield, was lost in the Falklands war, as was her sister ship HMS Coventry.
Interestingly, it must be noted that Sheffield was NOT destroyed by the Exocet missiles that hit her; while damaged, they were salvagable (the Exocet failed to detonate, although there was a resultant fire).
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 bismarck
HMS Sheffield had been assigned to Force H because of her radar (then known as RDF) facility, which was still a closely guarded secret.
The Sheffield had been fitted with radar and the scientist John Logie Baird had visited her to see the Navy's first radar installation.
Following convoy duty in the North Atlantic, Sheffield had been assigned to Force H who were on duty in the Mediterranean.
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HMS Ark Royal is planned to remain in active service until 2015 when the next generation of aircraft carriers will enter service.
The attack was nearly disastrous, for the air crews were unaware that Sheffield was near the intended target and when the pilots spotted the cruiser first they attacked her by mistake.
HMS Ark Royal--flagship of the British fleet--has shut down its reception of the BBC while on station in the Iraq war.
www.lycos.com /info/hms-ark-royal.html   (452 words)

  
 Navy News - The Falklands Conflict - Fact Card - HMS Sheffield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Performance, power and punch are just three of the qualities which put HMS Sheffield among the leaders of the world's fighting ships.
Build by Vickers Shipbuilders at Barrow, the Sheffield was laid down on January 15, 1970, and launched by the Queen on June 10, 1971.
The city of Sheffield has taken a close interest in the ship and her predecessor.
www.navynews.co.uk /falklands/ships/sheffield.asp   (503 words)

  
 HMS Sheffield: 4 Apr 2003: Written answers (TheyWorkForYou.com)
Additionally the Government that buys HMS Sheffield from the United Kingdom will be required to apply for an Export Licence from the Department of Trade and Industry, which will involve submission of an end user certificate.
The subject of the sale of HMS Sheffield has been discussed during contacts between United Kingdom and Chilean Defence Ministers on issues of mutual interest since the declaration of the ship for disposal.
Negotiations over the sale of HMS Sheffield for future use to an acceptable overseas government are in their final stages.
www.theyworkforyou.com /wrans/?id=2003-04-04.105432.h   (266 words)

  
 Officers dismissed radar warning of Exocet attack on HMS Sheffield | The Falklands | Guardian Unlimited
The Ministry of Defence confirmed yesterday that a series of sightings on HMS Invincible were dismissed by senior officers as "spurious" and that no warning was passed to other ships in the Falklands task force.
HMS Sheffield, only on half-alert and with its own radar not fully operational, got little more than a minute's warning.
In May 1983, the next of kin of the Sheffield dead were taken by helicopter to the place where she sank so they could cast wreaths into the sea.
www.guardian.co.uk /falklands/story/0,11707,658433,00.html   (1821 words)

  
 HMS Sheffield (D80) - TheBestLinks.com - February 16, Falklands War, January 15, June 10, ...
HMS Sheffield was the second Royal Navy ship to bear the name Sheffield, after the city of Sheffield in Yorkshire.
She was a Type 42 destroyer laid down by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering at Barrow-in-Furness on 15 January 1970, launched on 10 June 1971 and commissioned on 16 February 1975.
The burnt out hulk was taken in tow by the Rothesay Class Frigate HMS Yarmouth but sank on 10 May 1982, the first Royal Navy vessel sunk in action for almost forty years.
www.thebestlinks.com /HMS_Sheffield___28__D80__29__.html   (270 words)

  
 John R. Haynes Fine Ship Models
HMS Sheffield, A Type-42 destroyer, was launched in 1971.
She was hit by an Exocet missile during the Falklands campaign on 4 May 1982, with the tragic loss of 20 lives.
She was abandoned and allowed to sink in the south Atlantic on 10 May 1982.
www.johnrhaynes.com   (498 words)

  
 HMS Sheffield - Memorial Sculpture - Public Artwork - Broadbent - Artists Designers Makers
Originally the maquette for a much larger sculpture to be placed in the square outside Sheffield Cathedral, this 3ft bronze sculpture now stands within the cathedral.
At the same time there is recognition of the peace won through the sacrifice and bravery of the seamen of HMS Sheffield.
The plough, another great source of christian imagery, can be seen as 'ploughing the oceans', a symbol that forges even stronger links between this land-locked city and the ships that bear its name.
www.sbal.co.uk /sbal/pages/html/projects.php?project=11136   (942 words)

  
 Island Sun - Local News - British Virgin Islands
HMS Sheffield also provided a platoon of sailors as part of the Queen’s Birthday Parade on Saturday 9th.
Sheffield is under the command of Commander Simon Williams.
HMS Sheffield is a Type 22 Frigate that can reach a top speed of 30 knots.
www.islandsun.com /2001-June/150601/local5-v5i13.html   (543 words)

  
 WESheffield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The HMS Sheffield is available from White Ensign Models direct only.
This is clearly the case when looking at the beautifully illustrated 5 colour disruptive pattern applied to Sheffield in the winter of 41-42 when serving on the Arctic convoys.
The Sheffield had 2 aircraft hangers, and was capable of operating a total of 4 Walrus aircraft.
www.steelnavy.com /weshef.htm   (1313 words)

  
 AR15.COM :: Forums :: Official report into the loss of HMS Sheffield during the Falklands War releasedÂ…
After the losses of Sheffield, and the near loss of Stark due to combat and the near loss of USS Tattnal due to a huge fire, we undertook major changes in our fire fighting/damage control training and equipment.
Oh...and finally, chances are that had Sheffield been at Action Stations and done everything possible right; detected the missile in a timely manner and successfully engaged it with both hard and soft kill weapons, she most likely would have still be struck just exactly as she was.
HMS Sheffield might not have been lost in the Falklands “if the right reactions had been taken” by her crew according to official papers released into her sinking.
www.ar15.com /forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=518268   (2367 words)

  
 BBC - South Yorkshire Sense of Place - HMS Sheffield's farewell visit
HMS Sheffield sails into King George Dock, Hull, 11 October 2002
HMS Sheffield was officially decommissioned by the Royal Navy on 15 November 2002.
Once docked, her crew began preparing for a special VIP event to be held on board that night - just one of a series of events that was designed to commemorate the ship's links with Sheffield.
www.bbc.co.uk /southyorkshire/sense_of_place/hms_sheffield/index.shtml   (150 words)

  
 HMS Sheffield: 4 Feb 2003: Written answers (TheyWorkForYou.com)
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) original cost and (b) annual operating cost is of HMS Sheffield.
The cost of HMS Sheffield's construction, including all weapon systems and equipment, was £159 million.
In addition, during 1992 HMS Sheffield underwent a planned docking period for routine repair work.
www.theyworkforyou.com /wrans/?id=2003-02-04.94573.h   (202 words)

  
 YORKSHIRE'S ONLINE MAGAZINE - HMS SHEFFIELD and THE FALKLANDS WAR
One month earlier HMS Sheffield, a modern computerised Type-42 destroyer, had been returning to Portsmouth from a patrol in the Arabian Gulf, her crew looking forward to some well earned R and R. She was the second ship to bear the name.
When decommissioned in '67, many of the stainless steel fittings (presented by Sheffield companies, distinct from normal brass fittings) that had given the ship the nickname "Shiny Sheff" were added to the new Sheffield, enduring the name and keeping the distinction.
A third HMS Sheffield, built on Tyneside and commissioned at Hull, was launched on March 20th 1986 at a cost of £180 million, sister of another ship named after another lost in the South Atlantic, HMS Coventry.
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 BBC ON THIS DAY | 4 | 1982: Argentines destroy HMS Sheffield
An Argentine diplomat in the United States said the destruction of HMS Sheffield was "justified after the massacre that the English have done shelling our men and our ships".
HMS Sheffield caught fire after it was hit by an Exocet missile
Twenty men died and a further 24 were injured in the sinking of the HMS Sheffield, the first British warship to be lost in 37 years.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/4/newsid_2504000/2504155.stm   (391 words)

  
 Nukes in Falklands | Greenpeace International
When the HMS Sheffield was sunk some months later, the British authorities refused to confirm there were nuclear weapons on board.
The British Government denies that nuclear weapons entered the territorial waters of Argentina or the Falklands, or that any were aboard the Sheffield when she was destroyed by an Exocet missile.
The Sheffield was also the only wreck which was subject to a recovery operation by a UK dive team.
www.greenpeace.org /international/news/nukes-in-falklands   (753 words)

  
 HMS Ganges Association April 2006 Noticeboard Royal Navy
After retiring from the Navy in 1951, his diving efforts to rescue the crew of HM submarine Truculent which sank in the Thames, was made into a film starring John Mills and Richard Attenborough.
Jack Freshwater, secretary of the Grimsby branch of the HMS Ganges Association, said membership had fallen from 32 to six in the last 15 years.
HMS Ganges (Shotley) Historian, Solent Division member and stalwart supporter of all things Ganges has been having a hard time (My words not his), which has culminated in his having a below knee amputation.
www.hmsgangesassoc.org /apr06.html   (1109 words)

  
 J&G History of British Warships | Reports on Ships and Battle honours
camps from China, and until the autumn of 1947 she was fully occupied with peace-keeping duties in the Far East.Following her first peacetime refit, HMS Belfast returned to the Far East in December 1948 as flagship of the Fifth Cruiser Squadron.pf which HMS Birmingham and Newcastle were part of the same squadron.
As o[[osed to The HMS Sheffield, which I feel would have been a more fitting ship to have saved for the nation.
But HMS Belfast was brought to London and opened to the public on 21 October 1971 - Trafalgar Day.
www.freewebs.com /british-warships/hmsbelfast.htm   (557 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Later modifications in light of combat experience do little more than meet the objections to the design from when Sheffield appeared, and its weaknesses were either self-evident or in direct defiance of history.
For the HMS York kit these parts include foremast yards, mainmast yards, main mast aft spar, main radar, both main and tail helicopter rotors, flight deck safety netting, and a full set of deck railing.
I cannot overstate that the completed model will be far finer by using these brass parts in lieu of any plastic parts included in the kit and by adding the brass parts, such as safety netting and railing, where no plastic equivalents are included.
www.steelnavy.com /DMLYorkPE.htm   (3492 words)

  
 Coventry, Brilliant, Broadsword, Alferez Sobral in Falklands Area Operations - Falklands War 1982
Near them was a screen of three RFA's, further out a second one of "Glamorgan" and three more frigates, and then twenty miles ahead, the three type 42's including "Sheffield" with their high altitude Sea Darts.
Finally towards the Falklands, Sea Harriers of No.801 flew CAP and at this time investigated a number of possible air contacts.
With the wounded already on board "Hermes", "Arrow" took off most of the 260 survivors and "Sheffield" drifted for four days until "Yarmouth" was ordered to pull her clear of the TEZ.
www.naval-history.net /F36opsweek6.htm   (888 words)

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