HMS Acasta, the third ship to bear that name, launched in 1929, was an A-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy. She served in the Second World War and was sunk on 8 June 1940 in action against the German warships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, while escorting the aircraft carrier Glorious. Glorious and her other escort — Ardent — were also sunk.

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  • HMS Acasta (H09) war 1930 der zweite in Dienst gestellte Zerstörer der A-Klasse der britischen Royal Navy, der im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1940 verloren ging. Der Zerstörer wurde mit den Battle Honours „Atlantic 1939-40“, „Norway 1940“ und „Scharnhorst action 1940“ ausgezeichnet.Bei der Verteidigung des Flugzeugträgers Glorious wurde die Acasta am 8. Juni 1940 von deutschen Schlachtschiffen versenkt. Vor seinem Untergang erzielte der Zerstörer einen Torpedotreffer auf der Scharnhorst, der die Deutschen zum Abbruch ihres Vorstoßes zwang. (de)
  • HMS Acasta, the third ship to bear that name, launched in 1929, was an A-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy. She served in the Second World War and was sunk on 8 June 1940 in action against the German warships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, while escorting the aircraft carrier Glorious. Glorious and her other escort — Ardent — were also sunk. Acasta proved to be a tough opponent for the larger German ships, laying smoke to hide Glorious and making repeated torpedo and gun attacks. She scored several gun hits and one torpedo hit on Scharnhorst, causing moderate damage to the much larger German vessel. Acasta was finally sunk after roughly two hours of fighting; the battle flag of the Gneisenau was lowered to half mast and her crew brought to attention to honour the brave fight of Acasta and her crew. The damage to the German vessels inflicted by Ardent and Acasta caused them to retire to Trondheim, allowing the safe passage of convoys carrying Allied troops from Norway. Although many of her crew survived to abandon the ship, communication errors meant the British were initially unaware of the sinking. In the end, there was only a single survivor from Acasta; estimates place the number of sailors from Ardent, Acasta and Glorious lost to exposure (rather than direct enemy action) at up to 800. The single survivor from Acasta, Ldg. Seaman Cyril Carter, was rescued by the Norwegian steam merchant Borgund which also saved 38 men from one of Glorious' lifeboats. All 39 men saved by Borgund were set ashore at Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands on 14 June. (en)
  • アカスタ (HMS Acasta, H09) はイギリス海軍の駆逐艦。A級。 (ja)
  • HMS Acasta was een A-klasse torpedobootjager van de Britse Royal Navy. Het schip werd op 11 februari 1930 overgedragen aan de marine. Op 8 juni 1940 werd ze tijdens een treffen met de Duitse slagschepen Scharnhorst en Gneisenau tot zinken gebracht. (nl)
  • HMS Acasta – brytyjski niszczyciel typu A z lat 30. XX wieku. Brał udział w II wojnie światowej, podczas której został zatopiony 8 czerwca 1940 przez niemieckie pancerniki. Nosił znak taktyczny H09. (pl)
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  • HMS Acasta (H09) war 1930 der zweite in Dienst gestellte Zerstörer der A-Klasse der britischen Royal Navy, der im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1940 verloren ging. Der Zerstörer wurde mit den Battle Honours „Atlantic 1939-40“, „Norway 1940“ und „Scharnhorst action 1940“ ausgezeichnet.Bei der Verteidigung des Flugzeugträgers Glorious wurde die Acasta am 8. Juni 1940 von deutschen Schlachtschiffen versenkt. Vor seinem Untergang erzielte der Zerstörer einen Torpedotreffer auf der Scharnhorst, der die Deutschen zum Abbruch ihres Vorstoßes zwang. (de)
  • アカスタ (HMS Acasta, H09) はイギリス海軍の駆逐艦。A級。 (ja)
  • HMS Acasta was een A-klasse torpedobootjager van de Britse Royal Navy. Het schip werd op 11 februari 1930 overgedragen aan de marine. Op 8 juni 1940 werd ze tijdens een treffen met de Duitse slagschepen Scharnhorst en Gneisenau tot zinken gebracht. (nl)
  • HMS Acasta – brytyjski niszczyciel typu A z lat 30. XX wieku. Brał udział w II wojnie światowej, podczas której został zatopiony 8 czerwca 1940 przez niemieckie pancerniki. Nosił znak taktyczny H09. (pl)
  • HMS Acasta, the third ship to bear that name, launched in 1929, was an A-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy. She served in the Second World War and was sunk on 8 June 1940 in action against the German warships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, while escorting the aircraft carrier Glorious. Glorious and her other escort — Ardent — were also sunk. (en)
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  • HMS Acasta (H09) (en)
  • アカスタ (駆逐艦・2代) (ja)
  • HMS Acasta (nl)
  • HMS Acasta (1930) (pl)
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