The following men died on 21 May 1982 when HMS Ardent was bombed at Grantham Sound, with the loss of 22 lives. Finally this destroyer also opened fire on the battleships. 1929 HMS ARDENT. The ship sank on 10 May, the first British Navy vessel lost since the Second World War. Cordinated by shipmate Steve Palmer, who is a Hanson Division trainee mentor, HMS Raleigh staff and social distanced guest carried out a short service of remembrance at the Plymouth Hoe Falklands Memorial to HMS Ardent in the Rose Garden. She served during the Second World War in Home waters and off the Norwegian coast, before becoming an early war loss when she was sunk by the German warships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau on 8 June … Two men were rescued by a German seaplane 5 days after the ship was sunk. Crew Of Sheffield HMS Twenty crew members of the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Sheffield (D80) died when it was hit by an Argentinian air strike. A member of a class of 19 traditional destroyers, the first to be constructed for the Royal Navy since the end of the First World War, HMS Ardent was to be an early victim of the second global war. Died aged 30. The escorting destroyer [HMS Ardent] on the port side of the battleships continued her torpedo attacks and tried, extremely skilfully, to avoid the effective defensive fire of the battleships’ medium armament by means of constant alterations of course. Ardent in distress. It sank the following day. HMS Ardent was an A-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. John Frederick Barker, RN) was sunk on 8 June 1940 while defending the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious from the German battlecruiser Gneisernau and Scharnhorst. Of Prudhoe, Northumbria. She served during the Second World War in Home waters and off the Norwegian coast, before becoming an early war loss when she was sunk by the German warships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau on 8 June 1940 whilst escorting the aircraft carrier Glorious. The attack took place on 4 May, 1982, at the height of the Falklands War in the South Atlantic. Destroyer HMS Coventry put up a spirited fight against Argentine aircraft, downing two in company with HMS Broadsword in a trap set for the enemy north of Falkland Sound. Royal Navy, HMS Ardent Date of death: 01/06/1916 (aged 26) Cemetery: KVIBERG CEMETERY Son of Alfred and Maria Louisa Tristram, of Stoke-on-Trent; husband of Ethel Porter (formerly Tristram), of 37, Frank St., Stoke-on-Trent. Died aged 22. HMS Ardent: Service: Royal Navy: Age: 31: Date of Death: 21 May 1982: Manner of Death: Killed when his ship was bombed and sunk in Falkland Sound. Royal Navy – HMS Ardent. Ardent, frigate (right - MOD (Navy)), badly damaged by Argentine bombs and near misses in Grantham Sound and off North West Island, Falkland Sound, sank next day ARMSTRONG, Derek, Able Seaman (Sonar), D171126C. Derek Armstrong, Able Seaman (Sonar). HMS Ardent was an A-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. Ardent, destroyer, sunk, including one rating died of wounds that day ANTRAM, Frederick H, Leading Signalman, 232071 (Po) ATKINS, Arthur R, Able Seaman, J 13171 (Po) AXE, Thomas A, Petty Officer, 216370 (Po) BAGGS, Reginald G R, Leading Seaman, J 9419 (Po) BAILEY, Sidney H, Able Seaman, J 1067 (Po) BAINBRIDGE, William, Stoker 1c, K 16378 (Po) HMS Ardent (Lt.Cdr. Place of … The service consisted of: Gather Hoe Memorial garden for Richard William Banfield, Lt Cdr.