HMS Harvester (1940) DD  (2nd)

This the second ship to carry the name HMS Harvester was an H Class (1940) destroyer.

Built by Thornycroft, for the Brazilian Navy (Jurena), laid down 06-Jul-1938, launched 01-Aug-1939, bought 04-Sep-1939, and commissioned 10-Feb-1940 as HMS Handy.

Renamed HMS Harvester 27-Feb-1940.

Took part in the evacuations from France.

With Highlander assisted in the sinking of U-32 off Ireland.

From 1941 moved to escort duties in the North Atlantic.

11-Mar-1943 NE of the Azores rammed and sank U-444 but was badly damaged. Later that day was torpedoed and sunk by U-432.

Won the Battle Honours: Dunkirk 1940 and Atlantic 1940-43.


Other HMS Harvester
- 1st  HMS Harvester
- 2nd HMS Harvester

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This page last edited - 16 June, 2012.

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