"Who wants to live forever?"
From that previous blog entry:
"Even the submarine crews, despite benefiting from a recent upgrade, need at least 190 days of immersion practice and in 2014 only spent 19 hours submerged. A similar situation is faced by the four destroyers: Almirante Brown, Heroina, La Argentina and Sarandí, they don’t have any weaponry."
NO weapons and NO training, and that is for those ships still afloat. Consider also the case of the destroyer ARA Santisima Trinidad:
"ARA Santísima Trinidad was a Type 42 destroyer of the Argentine Navy, the only destroyer of her class built outside Britain. She participated in the 1982 Falklands War. The warship is currently . . . lying on her side, sunk at her moorings in the Argentine naval base of Puerto Belgrano."
Santísima Trinidad in better days.
"Since 2004, Santísima Trinidad is listed as 'in reserve awaiting overhaul', but it was expected that the navy would formally decommission her. There were projects in the Argentine congress calling for Santísima Trinidad to be converted into a museum ship."
"On 21 January 2013, Santísima Trinidad suffered a broken valve which resulted in the flooding of several compartments. The flooding was beyond the capacity of the pumps and the crew was evacuated. The ship took on a 50-degree list and sank at her moorings. Decisions are yet to be made on re-floating the vessel.
Santísima Trinidad as is now and since 2013. Capsized moored at dock. Never righted. This image reminds me of what you would have seen at Pearl Harbor on 8 December 1941.
Argentinean naval capability next to zero? Is that what we are to make of all this?
If not zero nonetheless inadequate BRITISH DOMINION OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS UNCHALLENGED NOW AND FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE!!