To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

NameARA Narwal
OwnerCia Sudamericana de Pesca
BuilderBeliard-Murdoch, Ostend
IdentificationIMO number5247445
FateSank on 10 May 1982
General characteristics
Tonnage1,398 GRT
Length231 ft (70 m)
Beam38 ft (12 m)
Draught17 ft (5.2 m)
Installed power2330 h.p.
Propulsion2 x diesel engines

ARA Narwal was an Argentinian fishing trawler, equipped for ELINT purposes during the Falklands War and captained by Asterio Wagata.

Operational history

The ship had been given the task of shadowing the British fleet and performing ELINT operations along with other trawlers, and was observed for the first time by British air patrols on 29 April 1982.[1]

Narwal was heavily damaged in an attack by British Sea Harriers from HMS Hermes on 9 May 1982. The ship was hit by a 1000-pound bomb, but it failed to explode as it had been released below the lowest prescribed height and did not arm in time.[2] The bomb caused heavy damage and the Harriers then strafed the Narwal with their 30mm guns. The aircraft were Sea Harriers of Fleet Air Arm 800 Naval Air Squadron, flown by Fl Lt Morgan and Lt Cdr Batt. The two Harriers had been dispatched to Port Stanley for a bombing mission, but the mission was not completed due to low clouds over the target area. On the return leg to Hermes they discovered the ship and obtained permission to engage the target.[3]

A boarding party of British SBS men reached the target via a Sea King Mk.4 of 846 Naval Air Squadron and captured the ship dead in the water, taking off all of the men, and the body of Omar Alberto Rupp, the boatswain of the Argentine trawler, killed by the impact of the bomb. The Narwal was taken in tow, but sank the next day, 10 May.[3] Among those captured was Captain Juan Carlos González of the Argentine Navy's information services,[4] who was released after the war.


Omar Alberto Rupp was buried at sea by the British on 10 May.[5] Meanwhile, an Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma of the Argentine Army was sent to recover the crew of Narwal after receiving a distress signal, but was shot down by destroyer HMS Coventry with a Sea Dart missile, killing all three members of the crew.[5]



  1. ^ One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander, pp. 126-127
  2. ^ Sea Harrier Over The Falklands[page needed]
  3. ^ a b Naval History - Part 26. HMS SHEFFIELD SUNK - WEEK SIX, Falkland Area Operations 3rd-9th May 1982
  4. ^ One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander, pp. 191-195
  5. ^ a b The sinking of the trawler Narwal in the Falklands War


  • Ward, Commander Nigel "Sharkey" (2003). Sea Harrier Over The Falklands. London: Cassell. ISBN 978-0-304-35542-6.
  • Woodward, Sandy with Patrick Robinson (1992). One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-652-3.

External links

This page was last edited on 7 February 2021, at 01:33
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.