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On this day in history: 5th April 1982 ‘Royal Navy Task Force heads for the Falklands’

HMS Hermes, flagship of the Falklands War naval task force, left Portsmouth Naval Base and headed for the South Atlantic.

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On this day in history: 17th February 1936 ‘Lady Elizabeth runs aground’

Lady Elizabeth drifted into Port Stanley’s Whalebone Cove after breaking her harbour lines during a storm which ravaged the islands in February 1936.

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Future Projects

The Trust will be adding regularly to our Become a Wreck Hunter” interactive map. We are going to tell more stories from the 19th Century “golden age of sail”, when routinely, magnificent sailing vessels ended up in the Falklands as hulks. First wrecks on the chart were the Vicar of Bray, Lady ElizabethSMS ScharnhorstJhelum and Charles Cooper and we have added the Garland, Actaeon and Capricorn. More will follow.

When we next update our site, we will tell the story of the SS Great Britain, Brunel’s famous ship that “changed the world”, and reveal its connection with the Falklands.