ARA General Belgrano was an Argentine Navy light cruiser in service from . Originally commissioned by the U.S. as USS Phoenix, she saw .Belgrano may refer to Contents. [hide]. People Places. . Argentina. Departments. . Elsewhere. Ships Sports Other uses. People.. They say it took British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher just a few minutes to decide to sink the Argentine Navy cruiser ARA General Belgrano. At hrs Falklands time on May nd two torpedoes slammed in to the hull of the Belgrano having been fired by the British submarine HMS . It may be years since the Argentine cruiser Belgrano was sunk in the first British of the Falklands war, but for survivors it might have .The ARA General Belgrano was an Argentine Navy cruiser which was controversially sunk by a British submarine during the Falklands War as she sailed . Britain WAS right to sink the Belgrano Newly released intelligence proves the Argentine ship had been ordered to our Task Force..Days ago Manuel Belgrano, born , Buenos Aires, Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata [now in Argentina].d , Buenos Aires , .The crew of HMS Conqueror, the British submarine which sank the Argentine navy cruiser, the General Belgrano, gathers to remember one of the most . Ten days later, her emergency Cabinet authorised the highly controversial sinking of the Belgrano, which produced the war s first fatal .Making the web more beautiful, fast, and open through great typography..