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The HMS Sheffield was hit on 1st of may by plane bombs... not by an exocet missile the 4th of may!.. 

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1 hour ago, Fic77 said:

The HMS Sheffield was hit on 1st of may by plane bombs... not by an exocet missile the 4th of may!.. 

 So the ship's officer in his video is lying?

 

Edited by Ontarian1981

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2 hours ago, Fic77 said:

The HMS Sheffield was hit on 1st of may by plane bombs... not by an exocet missile the 4th of may!.. 

Definitely an Exocet...as someone mentioned before set alight by the unburnt rocket fuel. 

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On 06/07/2019 at 14:58, Fic77 said:

The HMS Sheffield was hit on 1st of may by plane bombs... not by an exocet missile the 4th of may!.. 

It was hit by an Exocet missile that was fired from a fighter jet, on the 4th May.

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On 06/07/2019 at 22:55, Ontarian1981 said:

 So the ship's officer in his video is lying?

 

Hi Ontarian and others,

 

This may seem like a very silly question, but in your video why are the medics wearing that head garb? Is it because they were coming from the boat on fire and that was fire protection at the time?  This is what I was thinking, but in the video they seem to keep it on for quite a while afterwards.

 

Thanks in advance.

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11 hours ago, Eddie_shef said:

Hi Ontarian and others,

 

This may seem like a very silly question, but in your video why are the medics wearing that head garb? Is it because they were coming from the boat on fire and that was fire protection at the time?  This is what I was thinking, but in the video they seem to keep it on for quite a while afterwards.

 

Thanks in advance.

That head garb is called an anti-flash hood and is fire-retardant. It is worn along with fire retardant clothing** and gloves by everyone on a warship when there is a high threat of enemy action and the ship is at 'Action Stations'. The injured in this video have already been 'medivac'd' to one of the aircraft carriers (Hermes or Invincible, can't be sure which one from the video) and are being attended to by medics from that carrier. They were not on HMS Sheffield.

 

** Not very fire retardant in 1982 as it turned out. This was one of the lessons learnt from the Falklands War and proper fire retardant materials for uniform were gradually introduced over the following years.

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9 hours ago, simonj said:

That head garb is called an anti-flash hood and is fire-retardant. It is worn along with fire retardant clothing** and gloves by everyone on a warship when there is a high threat of enemy action and the ship is at 'Action Stations'. The injured in this video have already been 'medivac'd' to one of the aircraft carriers (Hermes or Invincible, can't be sure which one from the video) and are being attended to by medics from that carrier. They were not on HMS Sheffield.

 

** Not very fire retardant in 1982 as it turned out. This was one of the lessons learnt from the Falklands War and proper fire retardant materials for uniform were gradually introduced over the following years.

Thank you very much!

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On 06/07/2019 at 13:24, sadbrewer said:

Definitely an Exocet...as someone mentioned before set alight by the unburnt rocket fuel. 

3 fire focuses... not a missile, those are bombs. Where is the huge hole of the exocet?

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1 hour ago, Fic77 said:

3 fire focuses... not a missile, those are bombs. Where is the huge hole of the exocet?

Don't know what it was or where from it looked like a mini metro flying towards the shiney sheff and it did not take 3 days to sink either 

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On 17/07/2019 at 17:31, Fic77 said:

3 fire focuses... not a missile, those are bombs. Where is the huge hole of the exocet?

  The video is not of HMS Sheffield being hit...it is stock footage (If I remember rightly) from the missile's manufacturer.

   Sheffield was hit and the galley area penetrated but the warhead failed to detonate, the rocket motor fuel set the ship on fire, unfortunately the Navy had forgotten the rules of using flameproof materials in the fixtures and fittings, which made the situation much worse than it need have been.

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On 17/07/2019 at 19:21, gaz 786 said:

Don't know what it was or where from it looked like a mini metro flying towards the shiney sheff and it did not take 3 days to sink either 

As I said in the previous post the video is not Sheffield being hit...It actually took six days before it went down...after the fire burnt itself out it was decided to tow it to South Georgia but it sank whilst under tow.

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10 minutes ago, sadbrewer said:

As I said in the previous post the video is not Sheffield being hit...It actually took six days before it went down...after the fire burnt itself out it was decided to tow it to South Georgia but it sank whilst under tow.

Yes, the video of the hit was file footage, but the other footage is real , as is the eye witness account, which is why I posted it in response to the poster who said it was plane bombed.

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