HMS Hardy (1895)

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History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Hardy
Builder: William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland
Launched: 16 December 1895[1]
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 11 July 1911[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Hardy-class destroyer
Displacement: 260 long tons (264 t)
Length: 196 ft (60 m)
Propulsion:
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)
Complement: 53
Armament:

HMS Hardy was a Hardy-class destroyer which served with the Royal Navy. She was built by William Doxford & Sons in 1895, launched on 16 December 1895, and sold off on 11 July 1911.

She saw early service in home waters. In 1901 she was with the Mediterranean Squadron, [2] but was relieved by the destroyer HMS Mallard in late May the following year.[3] She arrived at Plymouth on 5 July 1902, and paid off at Chatham later the same month.[4] Lieutenant Robert G. D. Dewar was appointed in command during summer 1902.[5] Hardy was sold for scrap at Devonport for £1400 on 11 July 1911.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "HMS Hardy". pbenyon.plus.com. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36433). London. 19 April 1901. p. 10.
  3. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36773). London. 21 May 1902. p. 10.
  4. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36813). London. 7 July 1900. p. 6.
  5. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36715). London. 14 March 1902. p. 9.
  6. ^ "Naval Matters—Past and Prospective: Devonport Dockyard". The Marine Engineer and Naval Architect. Vol. 34. August 1911. p. 14.

References[edit]

  • Manning, Captain T.D (1979) [1961]. The British Destroyer. Godfrey Cave Associates. ISBN 0-906223-13-X.