The iconic image of HMS Sheffield ablaze in the South Atlantic.

Remembering HMS Sheffield on anniversary of Falklands War missile attack that killed 20 - PICTURES

On May 4, 1982, Sheffield suffered one of its darkest days when the city's ship, HMS Sheffield was hit by a missile during the Falklands War.

20 crew lost their lives when the D80 destroyer was hit by an Argentine Exocet missile - and the ship sank a few days later on May 10. Here's a pictorial look at HMS Sheffield.

The HMS Sheffield was hit by an Argentine Exocet missile on May 4, 1982 during the Falklands War.

1. May 4, 1982

The HMS Sheffield was hit by an Argentine Exocet missile on May 4, 1982 during the Falklands War.
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20 crew died in the blast - but the ship remained afloat after the attack.

2. Aftermath

20 crew died in the blast - but the ship remained afloat after the attack.
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Lt Colin Hayley and Chief Petty Officer Terry Turnell were among the survivors.

3. Suirvivors

Lt Colin Hayley and Chief Petty Officer Terry Turnell were among the survivors.
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HMS Sheffield suffered a fatal blow in the May 4 attack - but the ship didn't sink until May 10.

4. Ablaze and adrift

HMS Sheffield suffered a fatal blow in the May 4 attack - but the ship didn't sink until May 10.
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