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HMS Hardy (1943) DD  (8th)

    
This the eighth ship to carry the name HMS Hardy was the V Class (1943), destroyer leader.  As destroyer leader she had slightly reduced armament to allow the increased complement and working space needed to control a flotilla.

Built by John Brown on the Clyde, laid down 14-May-1942, launched 18-Mar-1943, and commissioned 14-Aug-1943.

On commissioning formed part of the 26th Destroyer Flotilla and served with the Home Fleet in the Arctic. Alternating Convoy escort with Norwegian carrier raids.

Torpedoed and sunk 30-Jan-1944 by U-278 in the Barents Sea.

Won the Battle Honour: Arctic 1943-44.

 

Other HMS Hardy
- 1st  HMS Hardy
- 2nd HMS Hardy
- 3rd HMS Hardy
- 4th HMS Hardy
- 5th HMS Hardy
- 6th HMS Hardy
- 7th HMS Hardy
- 8th HMS Hardy
- 9th HMS Hardy

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This page last edited - 26 December, 2012.

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