HMS Glowworm (H 92)
Destroyer of the G class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Ordered||5 Mar 1934|
|Laid down||15 Aug 1934|
|Launched||22 Jul 1935|
|Commissioned||22 Jan 1936|
|Lost||8 Apr 1940|
|Loss position||64.27N, 06.28E|
HMS Glowworm (Lt.Cdr. Gerard Broadmead Roope, RN) was sunk in the Norwegian Sea about 70 nautical miles north-east of Froya Island, Norway in position 64º27'N, 06º28'E after she rammed the German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper. Hipper ended up with a large underwater gash in her hull and had to return to base for repairs. HMS Glowworm, already damaged by gunfire was fatally damaged during the ramming and sank. Only a little over 30 men from her crew survived.
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Gerard Broadmead Roope, RN||22 Jul 1938||8 Apr 1940 (+)|
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