HMS Hardy (R08)
Hardy in August 1943
|Ordered:||1 September 1941|
|Builder:||John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland|
|Laid down:||14 May 1942|
|Launched:||18 March 1943|
|Fate:||Scuttled after being torpedoed on 30 January 1944|
|Class and type:||V-class destroyer|
|Length:||363 ft (111 m)|
|Beam:||35 ft 8 in (10.87 m)|
|Draught:||10 ft (3.0 m)|
|Speed:||37 knots (43 mph; 69 km/h)|
|Range:||4,860 nmi (9,000 km) at 29 kn (54 km/h)|
|Complement:||180 (225 in flotilla leader)|
Hardy was built by John Brown & Company, Clydebank, laid down on 14 May 1942, launched 18 March 1943, and completed 14 August 1943.
While escorting Convoy JW 56A during World War II, Hardy was torpedoed and damaged in the Arctic Ocean at by the German submarine U-278 on 30 January 1944 with the loss of 35 crew members. The British destroyer HMS Venus rescued her survivors and sank her.
- "NAVAL EVENTS, JANUARY-DECEMBER 1944 (in outline only)". Naval History. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
- Raven, Alan; Roberts, John (1978). War Built Destroyers O to Z Classes. London: Bivouac Books. ISBN 0-85680-010-4.
- Whitley, M. J. (1988). Destroyers of World War 2. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-326-1.
- Hardy at naval-history.net
- Hardy at uboatnet
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