24/05/1982 HMS Antelope sinks, had aluminium superstructures
Ensign placed on wreck of HMS Antelope
HMS Antelope was a Type 21 frigate of the Royal Navy that participated in the Falklands War and was sunk by Argentine aircraft. Her keel was laid down in 1971 by Vosper Thornycroft in Woolston, Southampton, England. Initial budget costs for this class were £3.5 million, with final costs exceeding £14 million.