Allied Warships

HMS Hardy (i) (H 87)

Destroyer of the H class

HMS Hardy before World War Two

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantH 87 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Ordered5 Sep 1934 
Laid down30 May 1935 
Launched7 Apr 1936 
Commissioned11 Dec 1936 
Lost10 Apr 1940 
Loss position68° 23'N, 17° 06'E

HMS Hardy (Capt. Bernard Armitage Warburton-Lee, RN) was the leader of 2nd Destroyer Flotilla during attack on ten German destroyers in Narvik. Completed successful attack in sinking two German destroyers plus several merchant ships. On withdrawing to seaward, the 2nd DF ran into further German destroyers and was hit on the bridge, out of control and with German fire concentrated on her she was driven ashore, capsized and sank in position 68º23'N, 17º06'E.  

Commands listed for HMS Hardy (i) (H 87)

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1Capt. Bernard Armitage Warburton-Lee, RN28 Jul 193910 Apr 1940 (+)

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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