Due to uncertainty around changing COVID regulations and the potential impact of sickness within our teams; NMRN may be required to adjust opening hours or close sites at short notice. Whilst all efforts will be made to avoid this and to contact ticket holders ahead of visits we do ask you to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for details of closures. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding. 

Pre-booking is advised, and visitors must wear masks for their safety and the safety of others, unless exempt.

HMS Caroline remains temporarily closed. Find The Latest COVID-19 Updates Here.
 

 

HMS - Hear My Story

Escape from HMS Coventry

James Matthews was Chief Mechanician in HMS Coventry in May 1982. On the 25th May the ship was stationed to the north-west of the Falkland Islands as a decoy – diverting attacking aircraft from the ships in San Carlos Water. Two pairs of Argentinian Sky Hawk aircraft attacked in waves; despite brave defence Coventry was hit twice by 1,000 lb bombs on her port side. She sank within 20 minutes, 19 crew died and a further 30 were injured.

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