Allied Warships

HMS Sturdy (i) (H 28)

Destroyer of the Admiralty S class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassAdmiralty S 
PennantH 28 
Built byScotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
OrderedJun 1917 
Laid downMar 1918 
Launched25 Jun 1919 
Commissioned15 Oct 1919 
Lost30 Oct 1940 
Loss position56° 29'N, 6° 59'W

HMS Sturdy (Lt.Cdr. George Tyndale Cooper, RN) was grounded and wrecked off Tiree Island, western Scotland in position 56º29'N, 06º59'W.

Five members of the crew drowned when they tried to reach the shore. They are buried at the Soroby burial ground.  

Commands listed for HMS Sturdy (i) (H 28)

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1Lt.Cdr. George Tyndale Cooper, RN31 Jul 193930 Oct 1940

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Notable events involving Sturdy (i) include:

20 Oct 1940
HMS Sturdy (Lt.Cdr. G.T. Cooper, RN) picks up three survivors from the British merchant Whitford Point that was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-47 about 90 nautical miles south-west of Rockall.

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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