H.M.S. Ardent (1913)

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H.M.S. Ardent (1913)
Pendant Number: H.78 (1914)[1]
Builder: Denny[2]
Launched: 8 Sep, 1913[3]
Completed: Feb, 1914[4]
Sunk[5]: 1 Jun, 1916[6]
Fate: at Battle of Jutland

H.M.S. Ardent was one of twenty destroyers of the Acasta class.

There was an earlier destroyer named Ardent and an A-class destroyer launched in 1929.

Service

At the Battle of Jutland, Ardent operated with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla and was sunk in the night action under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Arthur Marsden.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 63.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 75.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 75.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 307.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 75.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 75.
  7. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 44.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392c.
  9. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 63.

Bibliography


Acasta Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design
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Contest Shark Sparrowhawk Spitfire Lynx
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Thornycroft Specials
Hardy Paragon Porpoise Unity Victor
Other Specials
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