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Destroyer histories. Royal naval G and H class destroyers. Destroyer website dedicated to the history of HMS Grenville, HMS Gallant, HMS Garland, HMS Gipsy, HMS Glowworm, HMS Grafton, HMS Grenade, HMS Greyhound, HMS Griffin, HMS Hardy, HMS Hasty, HMS Havoc, HMS Hereward, HMS Hero, HMS Hostile, HMS Hotspur, HMS Hunter and HMS Hyperion from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of G and H Class destroyers.
HMS Gallant  H.59 26th September 1935 60 crew members were lost 10th January 1941 when HMS Gallant struck a mine during the Malta Coonvoys.  Constructive loss 5th April 1942.
HMS Garland  H.37 24th October 1935 Sold to Netherlands 1947.
HMS Gipsy  H.63 7th November 1935 Sunk on 21st November 1939.
HMS Glowworm  H.92 22nd July 1935 Sunk on 8th April 1940.
HMS Grafton  H.89 18th September 1935 Sunk on 29th May 1940.
HMS Grenade  H.86 12th November 1935 Sunk on 29th May 1940.
HMS Grenville  15th August 1935 Sunk on 19th January 1940.
HMS Greyhound  H.05 15th August 1935 Sunk on 22nd May 1941.
HMS Griffin  H.31 15th August 1935 Broken up 1946.
HMS Hardy   H.87 7th April 1936 Sunk on 10th April 1940.
HMS Hasty  H.24 5th May 1936 Sunk 15th June 1942.
HMS Havock  H.43 7th July 1936 Wrecked 6th April 1942.
HMS Hereward   H.93 10th March 1936 Sunk on 29th May 1941.
HMS Hero  H.99 10th March 1936 Broken up 1946.
HMS Hostile  H.55 24th January 1936 Sunk on 23rd August 1940.
HMS Hotspur   H.01 23rd March 1936 Sold to Dominican Republic in 1948. and renamed Trujillo
HMS Hunter  H.35 25th February 1936 Sunk on 10th April 1940.
HMS Hyperion   H.97 8th April 1936 Sunk on 22nd December 1940.

HMS Gallant

60 crew members were lost 10th January 1941 when HMS Gallant struck a mine during the Malta Coonvoys.  Constructive loss 5th April 1942.

HMS Gallant was launched 26th September 1935. Pictured here at Marseille with Ile de Beaute.  

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The crew of HMS Gallant.

Contributed by Carol Bailey - see message board.

HMS Garland

HMS Garland pictured at Malta in February 1937.   

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HMS Gipsy

HMS Gipsy pictured c.1938 shortly before she was sunk on 21st November 1939.

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HMS Grafton

HMS Grafton   

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HMS Grenville

HMS Grenville.

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HMS Grenville pictured c1936  

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HMS Grenville.

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HMS Greyhound

HMS Greyhound at Malta, August 1936.

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HMS Greyhound pictured c.1936 at Malta.  

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HMS Greyhound.Contributed by email.

HMS Griffin

HMS Griffin, transferred to RCN and renamed Ottawa

HMS Hardy

HMS Hardy pictured in February 1937.

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HMS Havock

HMS Havock.  Photo sent in by George Williams

HMS Hereward

HMS Hereward pictured c. December 1936

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HMS Hero

HMS Hero.

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HMS Hero (H99)

HMS Hero.  

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HMS Hotspur

The H class destroyer, was built by Scotts,at Greenock  and launched  23rd March 1936. participated in the First battle of Narvik April 1940 and the battle of cape Matapan in march 1941, in April 1941 took part in the Evacuation of Greece. and sank the German U-Boat U79 in the Mediterranean north of Sollum ion 23rd December 1941  sold to the Dominican republic on 23red November 1948 and renamed Trujillo

HMS Hotspur pictured in May 1937.

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HMS Hotspur.  Sent in by T J Bond, whose father served on this ship.

HMS Hunter

HMS Hunter.   ?Walker Archive

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HMS Hyperion

HMS Hyperion in Marseilles

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Specifications for HMS Grenville & HMS Hardy.

 

Displacement: Grenville = 1,485 tons, HMS Hardy = 1,505 tons.   Speed: 36kts    Complement: 175

Armament: Five 4.7 inch guns, eight 0.5 inch anti-aircraft guns in fours and eight 21 inch torpedo tubes in fours.

 

HMS Grenville.  Built at Yarrow's and launched 15th August 1935. Lost in the Thames estuary after being mined. 19th January 1940.  (In fact her position at 5139N:0217E is well out of the Thames, quite close to the Dutch coast and some 23 miles east of the old Kentish Knock Light Vessel). Info supplied by Richard Goring.

HMS Hardy.  Built by Cammell Laird and launched 7th April 1936. Lost in action at narvik while in action against  German destroyers. 10th April 1944 

 

Specifications for HMS Gallant, HMS Garland, HMS Gipsy, HMS Glowworm, HMS Grafton, HMS Grenade, HMS Greyhound and HMS Griffin.

 

Displacement: 1,335 tons (Glowworm = 1,345 tons)   Speed: 35.5kts    Complement: 145

Armament: Four 4.7 inch guns, eight 0.5 inch anti-aircraft guns in fours and eight 21 inch torpedo tubes in fours.

 

Specifications for HMS Hasty, HMS Havock, HMS Hereward, HMS Hero, HMS Hostile, HMS Hotspur, HMS Hunter and HMS Hyperion.

 

Displacement: 1,340 tons (Glowworm = 1,345 tons)   Speed: 35.5kts    Complement: 145

Armament: Four 4.7 inch guns, eight 0.5 inch anti-aircraft guns in fours and eight 21 inch torpedo tubes in fours.