HMS Hardy (R08)

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HMS Hardy 1943 IWM FL 9572.jpg
Hardy in August 1943
History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Hardy
Ordered: 1 September 1941
Builder: John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland
Laid down: 14 May 1942
Launched: 18 March 1943
Commissioned: August 1943
Identification: Pennant number:R08
Honours and
awards:
Arctic 1943-44
Fate: Scuttled after being torpedoed on 30 January 1944
General characteristics
Class and type: V-class destroyer
Displacement:
  • 1,777 long tons (1,806 t) standard
  • 2,058 long tons (2,091 t) full load
Length: 363 ft (111 m)
Beam: 35 ft 8 in (10.87 m)
Draught: 10 ft (3.0 m)
Propulsion:
  • 2 × Admiralty 3-drum water-tube boilers
  • Geared steam turbines, 40,000 shp (29,828 kW)
  • 2 shafts
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)
Armament:

HMS Hardy was a V-class destroyer of the Royal Navy that saw service during the Second World War.

History[edit]

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 73°40′N 24°30′E / 73.667°N 24.500°E / 73.667; 24.500 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.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "NAVAL EVENTS, JANUARY-DECEMBER 1944 (in outline only)". Naval History. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 

References[edit]

  • 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. 

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