Haunting images of final resting place of 42 Brit servicemen killed in Falklands
The remains of HMS Coventry, HMS Antelope and her sister ship HMS Ardent have been captured using sonar images taken by the survey vessel HMS Enterprise (scroll down for images)
Haunting images show the wrecks of three Royal Navy ships sunk in the Falklands War and which are the final resting places for 42 British servicemen.
The remains of HMS Coventry, HMS Antelope and her sister ship HMS Ardent have been captured using sonar images taken by the survey vessel HMS Enterprise.
The wrecks have been scanned to mark the 35th anniversary year of the conflict and the new images will be used to update charts used by fellow ships.
Commander Philip Harper, chief officer of Enterprise, said: "Of all our sonar images of 1982 wrecks, we think Antelope is the most remarkable - the 4.5-inch gun is probably still loaded."
Twelve of the survivors of the Coventry, who escaped the blazing inferno on life rafts, have since visited the site to coincide with the project.
A service of remembrance was held before a wreath was cast into the South Atlantic and a tot of rum poured into the ocean at the request of relatives of the crew lost.
Chris Howe, Coventry Association chairman, consisting of surviving crew, said: "Hopefully we have done our shipmates proud, right over the spot where we were sunk 35 years ago.
“It's been amazing to come back here and remember our shipmates who are still on patrol.
"Some of us are of an age where we might not be able to get down here again."