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HMS Hardy - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Hardy

Name : HMS Hardy
Laid Down : 30th May 1935
Launched : 7th April 1936
Completed : 11th December 1936
Type : Destroyer
Class : H
Builder : Cammell Laird
Country : UK
Pennants : H87
Fate : Beached 10th April 1940.

The ship was beached after sustaining damage at the Battle of Narvik.

Timeline Entries :


5th September 1934 - Ordered
27th October 1934 - Arrived Rosyth
18th January 1935 - Arrived Arosa Bay
30th May 1935 - Laid down at Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)
1936 - Spanish Civil War
1936 - Spanish Civil War
7th April 1936 - Pennant H87
7th April 1936 - Launched
10th December 1936 - Commissioned
11th December 1936 - Commissioned
21st May 1937 - Arrived Palma
29th May 1937 - Arrived Marseilles
4th June 1937 - Arrived Barcelona
9th June 1937 - Sailed Valencia for Gibraltar
19th June 1937 - Arrived Malta
14th December 1937 - Arrived Oran
January 1938 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean Fleet
12th January 1938 - Sailed Port Trebuka for Mudros
24th March 1938 - Arrived Gibraltar
6th March 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
23rd March 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar
23rd March 1939 - Arrived Ajaccio
30th March 1939 - Sailed Ajaccio
31st March 1939 - Arrived Sorrento
31st March 1939 - Arrived Sorento
10th April 1939 - Sailed Sorrento
11th April 1939 - Arrived Malta
May 1939 - Completed refit at Plymouth
13th May 1939 - Sailed Haifa for Alexandria
28th July 1939 - Capt. Bernard Armitage Warburton-Lee, RN in Command
28th July 1939 - Capt. Bernard Armitage Warburton-Lee Assumed Command
28th July 1939 - Capt. B.A.W. Warburton-Lee Assumed Command
2nd August 1939 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean
2nd August 1939 - Recommissioned for service in the Mediterranean
4th August 1939 - Sailed UK for the Mediterranean
4th August 1939 - Sailed Plymouth for Gibraltar
7th August 1939 - Arrived Gibraltar
8th August 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for Malta
11th August 1939 - Arrived at Malta to return to the Mediterranean Fleet
2nd September 1939 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean Fleet
2nd September 1939 - Sailed Malta for Alexandria
2nd October 1939 - Sailed Malta
5th October 1939 - Sailed Gibraltar for duty with the South Atlantic Command at Freetown
11th October 1939 - Joined Aircraft Carrier Ark Royal and Battlecruiser Renown
12th October 1939 - Arrived Freetown
14th October 1939 - Sailed Freetown for patrol duties
18th November 1939 - Sailed Freetown to operate south of Freetown along the convoy route
25th November 1939 - Arrived Freeport
1st December 1939 - Covering the Freetown to Natal shipping route
12th December 1939 - North of St Paul Rocks
15th December 1939 - Arrived at Pernambuco from Freetown, refuelled immediately, and departed for Rio de Janeiro
16th December 1939 - Sailed Pernambuco for the River Plate
18th December 1939 - Searched for supply ship Altmark
22nd December 1939 - Arrived River Plate
24th December 1939 - Arrived Freetown
13th January 1940 - Sailed Freetown escorting Convoy SLF.16
13th January 1940 - Sailed Freetown escorting Convoy SLF.16
20th January 1940 - Detached Convoy for Gibraltar
22nd January 1940 - Sailed Gibraltar with Convoy SLF.16
25th January 1940 - Arrived Plymouth for Docking and repair
31st January 1940 - At Plymouth with defects
12th February 1940 - Sailed Portland for the Clyde.
14th February 1940 - Arrived Greenock for duty with the Home Fleet
19th February 1940 - Sailed Greenock
21st February 1940 - Hunted a submarine ENE of Muckle Flugga
24th February 1940 - Arrived Greenock.
28th February 1940 - Sailed the Clyde
2nd March 1940 - Sailed Portsmouth for the Clyde
2nd March 1940 - Sailed Plymouth for the Clyde
3rd March 1940 - Arrived the Clyde
3rd March 1940 - Arrived the Clyde
5th March 1940 - Arrived Greenock
5th March 1940 - Sailed Greenock screening AMCs for firing drills
7th March 1940 - Sailed The Clyde
9th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
11th March 1940 - Anti Submarine exercises at Scapa Flow
12th March 1940 - Escorted 1st Cruiser Squadron on a full caliber shoot west of the Orkneys
12th March 1940 - Searched for submarine reported by aircraft east of South Ronaldsay
13th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
14th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow for the Clyde
15th March 1940 - Arrived in the Clyde from Scapa Flow
16th March 1940 - Sailed the Clyde for Scapa Flow
17th March 1940 - Arrived Scapa Flow
19th March 1940 - Covered Convoys HN.20 and ON.21 and Operation DU Activities
19th March 1940 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla
19th March 1940 - Sailed Scapa Flow
1st April 1940 - 2nd Destroyer Flotilla, Captain D
1st April 1940 - Captain B.A.W. Warburton in Command
10th April 1940 - First Battle of Narvik
10th April 1940 - Capt. Bernard Armitage Warburton-Lee Relinquished Command
10th April 1940 - Sunk
10th April 1940 - Capt. B.A.W. Warburton-Lee Relinquished Command

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Last edited : 19:20, January 7, 2012
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