'The Royal Navy killed three whales after mistaking them for enemy submarines during the Falklands War. Two were killed by torpedeos fired from the anti-submarine frigate HMS Brilliant (although I'm not sure the whales would agree), and the third was attacked by one of the ship's helicopters.
The previously undiscovered incidents are taken from the ship's crew, which have been published online by hmsbrilliant.com, a website commemorating the ship's role in the 1982 war'.
On board, the mood was tense. Recording the first incident, one crew member wrote of a 'small sonar contact'' that prompted the launch of two torpedoes each of which hit a whale. He notes "Whale oil sighted by Sea King [helicopter] ..... I think I'll join Greenpeace".
Later that day, a Sea King depth-charged one more suspected 'submarine', only to find that it, too, had killed a whale.'
Sunday Times 01.09.2013
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation said: "......we wouldn't epect our own Navy to deliberately choose to blow-up whales'.
Personally I blame the Argies, they started it. You only have to wonder how many whales were lost to U-boats!