HMS Glamorgan (D19)

Glamorgan c.1972, before her B turret was replaced by an Exocet launcher. Royal Navy photo.

Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1962
Launched
1964
Commissioned
1966
Decommissioned
1998
AD/BC
AD
History

This is the HMS Glamorgan (D19) in 1972, before she had her B turret replaced with an Exocet launcher. Laid down in 1962, and commissioned in 1966, Glamorgan took part in amphibious exercises off Australia in 1968, and San Diego in 1979. Glamorgan saw extensive service in the Falklands War, where she was heavily employed in shore bombardment duties, shelling Argentine positions ashore. She was damaged by a land-based Exocet on 12 June, 1982, but survived the attack, and underwent a refit late in the year. Decommissioned in 1986, she was sold to Chile, where she served as Almirante Latorre. Latorre received a refit in 1995-96, but was decommissioned in 1998. She sank on 11 April, 2005, while under tow to the breakers.

Bonus Information

Fun Fact: Glamorgan's motto was "I Fyny Bo'r Nod", "I Give Way to None."