Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:21 AM
naaman fletcher (7,362 posts)
Famed Falklands Warship Sinks In Argentina
The Holy Trinity, a warship used to land the first Argentine forces in the Falklands War with Britain in 1982, has sunk, the navy said.
Arturo Puricelli, the defence minister, said the loss of the Holy Trinity was due to "negligence in the best-case scenario, or an attack" aimed at making the government look bad. He did not go into detail.
The destroyer, which was retired from active service in 2004, took on water at the Puerto Belgrano naval base after a six-inch pipe burst, the navy said.
The minister later said, however, that he was surprised that the ship sank quickly while it was moored at the port.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/famed-falklands-warship-sinks-in-argentina-2013-1#ixzz2IniGEw1z
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Famed Falklands Warship Sinks In Argentina (Original post)
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Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)
Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:59 AM
MrYikes (720 posts)
4. casting barbs may be fun for some,
but I can just imagine that the ship was a point of pride in Argentina. It is my hope that rust will be found as the culprit of the sinking.
Response to MrYikes (Reply #4)
Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:36 AM
ProgressiveProfessor (22,144 posts)
5. Actually it is indicative of the current state of the Argentine military
Despite that, the government continues to use the Falklands as a shiny distraction despite being in financial chaos of their own making.
I give no quarter to swaggering machismo.
Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #5)
Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:04 AM
bemildred (90,060 posts)
6. +1. I was trying to come up with a polite way to say that.
And I kept wanting to use bad language. Whatever Argentina needs, it does not need those guys back.