Ardent Service History

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Ardent Service History
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<div id="apDiv13" style="color: #000000;"> <table border="1" width="746"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="66"><b><span style="color: #000033; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: small;">From</span></b></td> <td width="75"><b><span style="color: #000033; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: small;">To</span></b></td> <td width="363"><b><span style="color: #000033; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: small;">Career SUMMARY click the DETAILS button for more information</span></b></td> <td width="214"><b><span style="color: #000033; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: small;">Comments</span></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td align="right">May -1975</td> <td>Launched Yarrows Scotstoun shipyard by The duchess of Gloucester</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td align="right" width="75">Sept 77</td> <td width="363">Commissioned</td> <td width="214"></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td width="75">Autumn 78</td> <td width="363">Deployment to Baltic with 6th frigate Squadron</td> <td width="214"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right"></td> <td align="right">Jan 1979</td> <td>Red Sea</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td>1980</td> <td>STANAFORLANT</td> <td>Exercise Safe Pass/ US visits</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1980</td> <td>1981</td> <td>Armilla Gulf Patrol over Christmas</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td width="75">Aug 1981</td> <td width="363">Plymouth Navy Days</td> <td width="214"></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td align="right" width="75">1981</td> <td width="363">Guardship for Cowes week</td> <td width="214"></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td align="right">Autumn 81</td> <td>Amsterdam</td> <td>with Arrow, Amazon &amp; Alacrity</td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td align="right" width="75">Mar 1982</td> <td width="363">Exercise Norwegian waters</td> <td width="214"></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td align="right" width="75">Apr 82</td> <td width="363">Sailed for Falklands conflict</td> <td width="214"></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td align="right">May 21st 1982</td> <td>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</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> <td><img src="https://www.type21club.org.uk/Images/Ardent/Ardent-82.JPG" alt="sad loss of a brave ship" width="466" height="314" /></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <blockquote style="color: #000000;"></blockquote>
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30 August 2014 @ 14:27:00 Richie Gough