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HARDY

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Destroyer

Nickname

Ship Class

Acasta class

Grouping

4th Destroyer Flotilla

Command

Builder's Yard

John Thorneycroft & Company

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

13.11.1911

Launch Date

10.10.1912

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

1911

Year launched

1912

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

H67, H39 and H88

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Acasta, Achates, Ambuscade, Christopher, Contest, Fortune, Garland, Midge, Owl, Porpoise, Shark, Sparrowhawk, Spitfire, Unity

Eventual Fate

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Commander Richard A. A. Plowden

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

72

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

1,072

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

267.48

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

199 tons of oil

Propulsion

2 shaft oil fired Parsons steam turbines. Yarrow water tube boilers, giving 24,500 hp

Armour Main Belt

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

First fuel oiled destroyer

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

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

Guns (No.barrels) 2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

Three QF 4" L/40 Mk IV guns (101.6 mm) on P Mk. Ix mounting. One QF 2 pdr Pom Pom Mk II gun

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