The Russian cruiser Moskva sank while being towed to Sevastopol. It had been badly damaged by a fire followed by an explosion, or vice versa. The reports are contradictory.

The British consider to have played a decisive role in its destruction. On the other hand, the Ukrainian government claims that the ship was destroyed by two Ukrainian-made Neptune missiles with US and British upgrades.

The British nuclear-powered submarine Conqueror had succeeded in torpedoing and sinking the US-built Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano during the Falklands War on 2 May 1982. The Sun then headlined: “Gotcha” (we got you).