Re: After you. No, after you!
"even naval vessels tend not to actively intend to ram another vessel"
At least a couple of the UK frigates were refitted to enable them to be better at, er, ramming. Plus both sides were ramming each other, exactly who being at fault each time being dependent on whose reports you read. Pretty sure the Icelandic sailor that died was after they got rammed.
It's interesting to note just how effective the propaganda was on both sides. Most of the brits who bring it up seem to act like we were in the right, we won, and it was totally worth pushing a strategically important NATO member and ally around. Oh, and ignoring the ICJ, but such is the wont of an imperial power :)
Bear in mind the UK government was happy to spend a fortune willy waving, but took over 30 years to actually help out those who lost their jobs.