H.M.S. Hardy (1912)

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H.M.S. Hardy (1912)
Pendant Number: H.67 (1914)
H.39 (Jan 1918)[1]
Builder: Thornycroft[2]
Launched: 10 Oct, 1912[3]
Completed: Sep, 1913[4]
Sold: May, 1921[5]

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

Service

Under the command of Lewis Gonne Eyre Crabbe, Hardy was one of seven Acasta class destroyers of the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla that saw action during the Scarborough Raid on 16 December 1914, acting as a member of the four-ship first division.[6]

At the Battle of Jutland, she operated with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla under the command of Commander Richard A. A. Plowden.[7]

Reduced to C. & M. Party at Portsmouth 19 October, 1919.[8]

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. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 63.
  4. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 307.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 75.
  6. Naval Operations. Volume II. pp. 26-30.
  7. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 44.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 782a.
  9. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394m.
  11. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 808.
  13. Plowden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/64. f. 64.
  14. Eastwick-Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/289. f. 662.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 808.
  16. Eastwick-Field Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/289. f. 662.

Bibliography


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