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(c) JOHN BUSHELL

HMS ANTRIM RETURNING FROM THE FALKLANDS 17TH JULY 1982

Builder Fairfield, Govan , Clyde
Laid Down 20th January 1966
Launched 19th October 1967
Completed 14th July 1970
Decommissioned June 1984
Further Service Sold to the Chilean Navy on 11th June 1984 and renamed Almirante Cochrane. During her service with the Chilean Navy she received some modification including a slightly enlarged flightdeck and a rebuilt hangar. She was the last operational County Class Destroyer in service and finally paid off on December 7th 2006.
Disposal In February 2010 she was swept from her moorings alongside Talcuahano Naval Base by a Tsunami after an earthquake. She was swept across to the other side of the bay, where she ran aground. Having been refloated she was reberthed alongside the Naval Base. She finally left Chile on Dec 11th 2010 for a 3 month tow to China where she was broken up.
Motto ' TOUTJOURS PREST' 'always ready'.
International Callsign GRTE
Visual Callsign D18
Battle Honours Falklands 1982

For more information about HMS Antrim please visit the HMS Antrim Association website

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All of the photographs in set one kindly provided by Geoff Young

AntrimSteamingHMS ANTRIM. HMS ANTRIM RETURNS FROM THE FALKLANDS 17TH JULY 1982 HMS ANTRIM POST FALKLANDS REFIT HMS ANTRIM ENTERING PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR

The photos below are of Antrim alongside in Newcastle, Key West and of her paying off at Portsmouth in 1984 and are (c) John Bushell. My thanks to John for allowing me to display these photos on my website.

HMS ANTRIMantrim focsleHMS ANTRIM ALONGSIDE IN KEY WEST, FLORIDA HMS ANTRIM 1984 antrim

HMS ANTRIM SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM

 

CC GMD General Arrangements Schematic-page-001

Please click on the thumbnail to view the deckplan of HMS Antrim. This is not a terribly clear copy but you will get the idea.

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