Sir Tristram served in the Falklands campaign, in which she was badly damaged on 8 June 1982. After the war, in 1983, the ship was brought back to the UK on the heavy lift ship Dan Lifter. Sir Tristram entered dry dock at Wallsend and was extensively rebuilt and lengthened. She was remeasured at 6824 tons gross, 2443 tons deadweight, with overall length of 442ft 5in. She remained in service until 17 December 2005. Now at Portland in a static training role.