They will never take back the Falkland Islands

The Argentine army likes to march backwards and their navy…well…a picture paints a thousand words:


The Argentine government has removed two top naval officers from their duties following the sinking, this week at her moorings pier-side of the destroyer “Santisima Trinidad” once the flagship of the service and which was actively involved in the invasion of the Falklands in 1982.

Defence minister Arturo Puricelli ordered the head of the Navy “the immediate removal from their posts” of the officers in charge of Maintenance and Arsenal, Alberto Garcia Grigioni and the head of the Decommissioning Group Marino Veccia.

However the incident could be the last straw of a very poor ministerial performance for Puricelli and his exit in a near future.


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  • cows4me

    They don’t have issues with the frogs by any chance, looks more like their handy work.

  • Her namesake the Santisima Trinidad didn’t do so well at Trafalgar either in 1805.

  • David Broome

    Apparently a faulty valve + lots of water + poor damage control = sunk destroyer. See here for a wonderful collection of sinking pix:

    Apparently it was cannibalized f to keep its sister Hercules operational.

    Talk about clueless planning by Argentina. They build two T42 Destroyers to a British design, commission them a couple of years before invading British territory, which, after losing, lands them a British arms embargo cutting off any spare parts.

    The Agentinnian armed forces channel the spirit of Basil Fawlty.

    • Travis Poulson

      More like Frank Spencer. This demonstrates perfectly as to why the blustering from Argentina over the Falklands is nothing more than that. The argie navy is merely a piss in the bucket compared to the Royal Navy anyway, but I’m sure that RAF Mount Pleasant would provide enough of a deterrent if it weren’t for even bigger deterrent: their national debt.