Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:
Quetzalcoatl.

Today's question is:
What is currently the only ship in the world to have been sunk by a nuclear-powered submarine?

7 comments:

JoeH said...

During the Falklands War the British Submarine,H.M.S. Conqueror sank the Argentine warship, General Belgrano. Formerly named the USS Phoenix, the Belgrano was built prior to WWII in 1935-38.

Dan said...

My Navy history has failed me, but I know it was an Argentinian cruiser. Does that count?

EK said...

Argentine Navy cruiser ARA General Belgrano (ex-USS Phoenix), sunk by the Royal Navy attack boat HMS Conqueror during the Falklands War in May 1982.

allen (in Michigan) said...

I think the Argentinian warship - General Belgrano? - during the Falkland's War.

Steve USMA '85 said...

I would have to Google the actual name, but I believe that would be the Argentinian cruiser torpedoed during the Falklands War by a British nuclear-powered sub.

Wait, light bulb went off, the General Belgrano (sp?)

Didn't Argentina buy that ship from the Brits in the first place?

MikeAT said...

ARA General Belgrano was sunk by Her Majesty’s Ship Conqueror during the Falklands War

gbradley said...

I knew the answer was Quetzalcoatl, but I didn't want to venture to spell it.