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ARDENT

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Destroyer

Nickname

Ship Class

Acasta class

Grouping

4th Destroyer Flotilla

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

William Denny & Brothers Limited, Dumbarton

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Temporarily renamed HMS Kenric

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

08.09.2013

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

H78

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

sunk at Jutland

Jutland result

HMS Ardent was sunk by secondary fire from SMS Westfalen

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Lieutenant-Commander Arthur Marsden

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

75

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

935

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

297' 6"

Length (mtrs)

81.53

Beam (ft)

27'

Beam (mtrs)

8.2

Draught (ft)

10' 6"

Draught (mtrs)

3,2

Max. Speed (knots)

29

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

Parsons steam turbines with Yarrow boilers rating 24,500 shp

Armour Main Belt

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

3

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

Guns (No.barrels) 2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

QF 4" (101.6 mm) L/40 Mark IV guns mounting P Mk. One QF 2 pounder "Pom pom" Mk II

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

21"

No. tubes

2

Torpedo Type MM

530 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

References & sources