Ardent Service History

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May -1975 Launched Yarrows Scotstoun shipyard by The duchess of Gloucester
Sept 77 Commissioned
Autumn 78 Deployment to Baltic with 6th frigate Squadron
Jan 1979 Red Sea
1980 STANAFORLANT Exercise Safe Pass/ US visits
1980 1981 Armilla Gulf Patrol over Christmas
Aug 1981 Plymouth Navy Days
1981 Guardship for Cowes week
Autumn 81 Amsterdam with Arrow, Amazon & Alacrity
Mar 1982 Exercise Norwegian waters
Apr 82 Sailed for Falklands conflict
May 21st 1982 Sunk in Falklands Sound with the loss of 22 crew after being struck by bombs during heavy attacks by Argentine Pucara, Skyhawk and Mirage aircraft
sad loss of a brave ship