HMS Acasta

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HMS Acasta  A class destroyer built at Clydebank and launched 8th August 1929. HMS  Acasta was sunk along with her sister ship HMS Ardent during the action against the German  battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. but HMS Acasta did manage to Torpedo the Scharnhorst before being sunk 

Displacement: 1,350 tons    Speed: 35 Knots, Compliment: 138.   Armament:  Four 4.7-inch guns  two 2 pounder AA Guns  and eight Torpedo Tubes 

HMS Acasta  H.09 8th August 1929 Sunk 8th June 1940. during the action with Scharnhorst and Gneisenau

HMS Acasta. 

Original Postcard.  Published by P A Vickery c.1970.  Price ?15.  Click here to order.  Order Code  PHD202

HMS Acasta, July 1935.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price ?25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP1861

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HMS Acasta, January 1940.  Photo supplied by Gary Martin, see message board.

HMS Acasta AA Crew, Jan 1940.  Thanks to Gary Martin, see message board.

The Crew of HMS Acasta, January 1940.     Photo supplied by Gary Martin, see message board.

Crew members of HMS Acasta, 1940.  

Group includes Able Seaman Victor Vincent McCullen, who served at the Battle of Jutland, and was lost on Acasta on 8th June 1940.  Contributed by his grandson Tim McCullen

Victor Vincent McCullen of HMS Acasta, photographed in 1940.

Contributed by his grandson Tim McCullen.

Sister ships of HMS Acasta

HMS Codrington D.65 7th August 1929 Sunk in Dover Harbour on 27th July 1940.
HMS Achates   H.12 4th October 1929 Sunk 31st December 1942. in the Barents sea
HMS Acheron   H.45 18th March 1930  Mined and sunk 17th December 1940.
HMS Active   H.14 9th July 1929 Broken up 1947.
HMS Antelope    H.36 27th July 1929 Broken up 1946.
HMS Anthony   H.40 24th April 1929 Broken up 1948.
HMS Ardent  H.41 26th June 1929 Sunk 8th June 1940. during the action with Scharnhorst and Gneisenau
HMS Arrow  H.42 22nd August 1929 Damaged 4th August 1943 and never repaired. 
HMS Saguenay   D.79  (RCN) 11th July 1930 Damaged in collision and later used as a training ship in 1943.
HMS Skeena   D.59  (RCN) 10th October 1930 Wrecked on 25th October 1944.