1982 - Collision with RFA during RAS During the Falkland’s war, Ambuscade (with faulty stabilisers) bumped side-on to RFA Tidepool whilst replenishing at sea in roughers
1982 - Helicopter ditch HMS Ambuscade was the first ship to lose a Lynx Helicopter. (fortunately without loss of life despite rough wheather)
1981 - MV Aris Fire HMS Ambuscade went to the rescue of MV Aris on fire in the Red Sea
1980 - Dockyard Crane incident Whilst alongside during a gale in frigate ally Devonport, a dockyard crane toppled on to the ship.
1979 - Tribal Wars HMS Mohawk & HMS Nubian Collisions Notoriously difficult to park because of a single screw, Tribal class frigate HMS Nubian collides into HMS Ambuscade whilst alongside at Faslane. Abmuscade gets her own back by bumping into HMS Mohawk in Devonport .