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SS Atlantic Conveyor

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Atlantic Conveyor was a British merchant navy ship built by Swan Hunter in 1970 and registered in Liverpool, that was requisitioned during the Falklands War.

She was a 14,950 ton roll-on, roll-off container ship owned by Cunard and was built along with six other container ships, each named Atlantic and sailing under different national flags for different companies.

Conveyor carried a cargo of six Wessex helicopters from 848 Naval Air Squadron and five RAF Chinook HC.1s from No. 18 Squadron RAF. At Ascension, she picked up eight Fleet Air Arm Sea Harriers (809 Squadron) and six RAF Harrier GR.3 jump jets.

She was hit on 25 May 1982 by two Argentine air-launched AM39 Exocet missiles, killing 12 sailors. Atlantic Conveyor sank whilst under tow on 28 May 1982.[1]

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