This site is part of the online home of the survivors, families of the fallen, ex-ships company and friends who make up the HMS Ardent Association which is now in its 35th year. For membership details please contact us here.
Launched in May 1975 HMS Ardent was damaged and sunk as a result of Argentine bombs in the Falklands on the 21 May 1982 in which 22 shipmates were lost as a result. Although Ardent’s war was brief the ship played a key part in the Battle for Falkland Sound which resulted in the successful landing of British troops onto the Falklands.
There is also an extensive book that documents this piece of British history; Through Fire and Water: HMS Ardent – The Forgotten Frigate of the Falklands War by Mark Higgitt, more here on Amazon.