A class destroyer built by Scott's on 26th June 1929. HMS Ardent was sunk
along with her sister ship HMS Acasta during the action against the
German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and
1,350 tons Speed: 35 Knots, Compliment: 138.
Armament: Four 4.7-inch guns two 2 pounder AA Guns and
eight Torpedo Tubes
Grandfather AB Percy Martin was lost with Ardent when she was sunk on
8/6/40. There was only one survivor, AB Roger Hooke. Attached is a photo
of my Grandfather and Ardent in her wartime camouflage in winter 39/40 and
some other photos taken onboard.
Martin ** Many thanks for these pictures and the information **
of the crew of "X" gun. Ardent's only survivor AB Roger Hooke is
seen standing far left holding the rail and next to him is AB John Henry
Brain who was lost with the ship.Thanks again to Gary
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