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HMS Hardy - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Hardy

Name : HMS Hardy
Laid Down : 13th November 1911
Launched : 10th October 1912
Completed : 1st September 1913
Type : Destroyer
Class : Acasta
Builder : Thornycroft
Country : UK
Pennants : H67, H39, H88
Fate : Sold 9th May 1921.

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HMS Hardy, 1912.

Timeline Entries :

10th October 1913 - Launched
1914 - Joined the 4th Flotilla with the Grand Fleet
8th August 1914 - 4th Destroyer Flotilla. Grand Fleet.
16th December 1914 - Participated in the Scarborough Raid
1916 - 4th Destroyer Flotilla. Humber.
1916 - Tranferred to Portsmouth
1916 - At the Humber
31st May 1916 - Cdr. R.A.A. Plowden in Command
31st May 1916 - Took part in the Battle of Jutland
1917 - Transferred to Devonport
November 1918 - 4th Destroyer Flotilla, Devonport
May 1921 - Sold for breaking

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Last edited : 20:44, November 1, 2011
By : jbryce1437

First Added : 12:15, April 15, 2011
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 Willi Reschkes Fw190A8 of III./JG301 during October 1944.
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