HMS Ardent (1913)
|Builder:||William Denny & Brothers Limited, Dumbarton|
|Launched:||8 September 1913|
|Fate:||Sunk by Westfalen at Battle of Jutland on 1 June 1916|
|Class and type:||Acasta-class destroyer|
|Length:||267 ft 6 in (81.53 m)|
|Beam:||27 ft (8.2 m)|
|Draught:||10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)|
|Installed power:||24,500 ihp (18,300 kW)|
|Propulsion:||Yarrow-type water-tube boilers
Parsons steam turbines
|Speed:||29 kn (54 km/h)|
|Armament:||Three QF 4-inch (101.6 mm) L/40 Mark IV guns, mounting P Mk. IX
One QF 2-pounder pom-pom Mk. II
|H78||6 December 1914||1 June 1916|
HMS Ardent was built using longitudinal framing rather than conventional transverse framing. She was laid down under the 1911–1912 construction programme by William Denny & Brothers Limited and launched on 8 September 1913. She was temporarily renamed HMS Kenric in October 1913, but this was reverted shortly afterwards.
She was sunk on 1 June 1916 during the Battle of Jutland by secondary fire from the German dreadnought SMS Westfalen. The wrecksite is designated as a protected place under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986.
- ""Arrowsmith" List: Royal Navy WWI Destroyer Pendant Numbers". Retrieved 2009-02-27.
- "Battleships-Cruisers.co.uk website - Destroyers before 1918". Retrieved 2000-02-27. Check date values in:
- "Statutory Instrument 2008/0950". Office of Public Sector Information, 1 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-19.