Battle of Bubiyan

Battle of Bubiyan

The Battle of Bubiyan was a naval engagement of the Gulf War, that occurred in the waters between Bubiyan Island and the Shatt al-Arab marshlands, where the bulk of the Iraqi Navy, while attempting to flee to Iran, much like the Iraqi Air Force, was engaged and destroyed by Coalition warships and helicopters. The battle was completely one-sided. Lynx helicopters of the Royal Navy using Sea Skua missiles were responsible for destroying 14 vessels during the battle. The battle saw 21 separate engagements over a course of 13 hours. A total of 21 of the 22 ships that attempted to escape were destroyed. Both surviving vessels were seized by the Iranians. Also related to the Bubiyan action w ... more on Wikipedia

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