Hull’s Falklands War ships remembered

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Published: Monday 20th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Vessels from Hull that played a crucial role in the Falklands War have been commemorated.

Holy Trinity Church hosted a memorial service to remember the trawlers, tugs and ferries that were frequently called on during the conflict, before a parade to Victoria Pier, where wreaths were cast into the Humber.

The Royal Navy used more vessels registered in Hull than from any other British port during the Falklands War in 1982.

The Norland, a North Sea ferry that took passengers between Hull and Rotterdam, was requested to land Royal Marines and other forces in San Carlos Water on the west coast of East Falkland.

It was often attacked by Argentine forces as it dropped men and cargo at the island. The ferry was later used to transport prisoners of war back to Argentina. She returned to Hull in 1983 and was scrapped in 2010.

Around 650 Argentine troops, 255 British servicemen and three Falklands civilians died in the fighting between 2 April and 14 June.

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Published: Monday 20th April 2015 by The News Editor

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