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° 27'N, 6° 28'E|
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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Notable events involving Glowworm include:
The Commanding Officer, Lt.Cdr. Rooper was awaeded the Victoria Cross for his action in Ramming the Hipper. The Victoria Cross is the highest medal that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth Forces. (1)
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