HMS Acasta (H 09)
Destroyer of the A class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Ordered||6 Mar 1928|
|Laid down||13 Aug 1928|
|Launched||8 Aug 1929|
|Commissioned||11 Feb 1930|
|Lost||8 Jun 1940|
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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|1||Cdr. Percy James Oliver, RN||Aug 1939||28 Nov 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Charles Eric Glasfurd, RN||28 Nov 1939||8 Jun 1940 (+)|
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