Allied Warships

HMS Acasta (H 09)

Destroyer of the A class


HMS Acasta before World War Two

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassA 
PennantH 09 
Built byJohn Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland) 
Ordered6 Mar 1928 
Laid down13 Aug 1928 
Launched8 Aug 1929 
Commissioned11 Feb 1930 
Lost8 Jun 1940 
History

HMS Acasta (Cdr. Charles Eric Glasfurd, RN) was sunk on 8 June 1940 while defending the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious from the German battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst. There was only 1 survivor.

 

Commands listed for HMS Acasta (H 09)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Percy James Oliver, RNAug 193928 Nov 1939
2Lt.Cdr. Charles Eric Glasfurd, RN28 Nov 19398 Jun 1940 (+)

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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