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HMS Hearty - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Hearty

Name : HMS Hearty
Laid Down :
Launched : 4th September 1939
Completed : 22nd January 1940
Type : Destroyer
Class : Havant
Builder : Thornycroft
Country : UK
Pennants : H57
Fate : Ordered by Brazil and laid down as Juruena on 6th July 1938. Requisitioned and renamed Hearty 4th September 1939 and commissioned 22nd January 1940. Renamed HMS Hesperus after completion on 27 February 1940. Scrapped 1946.

Timeline Entries :


1st August 1939 - Launched
1940 - Renamed HMS Hesperus
14th January 1940 - Lt Cdr D G F W Macintyre in Command
14th January 1940 - Completed and Joined 9th Destroyer Flotilla with the Home Fleet
12th February 1940 - Sailed Plymouth to search for the German ships which had escaped from Vigo
15th February 1940 - Arrived Plymouth
22nd February 1940 - Searched for submarines NW of Cape Finisterre
27th February 1940 - Renamed HMS Hesperus to avoid phonetic confusion with destroyer leader HMS Hardy
26th November 1946 - Scrapped at Grangemouth

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Last edited : 13:00, March 29, 2011
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