HMS Hero (H99)

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Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Pennant: H 99 
Built by: Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.): Parsons 
Ordered: 5 Sep, 1934 
Laid down: 28 Feb, 1935 
Launched: 10 Mar, 1936 
Commissioned: 23 Oct, 1936 
End RN service: 15 Nov, 1943 
  On 15 November 1943 HMS Hero was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy being renamed HMCS Chaudiere On 6 March 1944 she took part in the destruction of U-744. On June 6th HMCS Chaudiere was a member of the 11th Escort Group deployed against the U-boat threat to operation “Neptune” During July - August whilst she was operating in the English Channel. On August 18th Chaudiere in company with HMCS Ottawa and HMCS Kootenay destroyed the German submarine U-621. Two days later U-984 was sunk off Ushant by the same ships. In December 1944 the destroyer was detached from the Western Approaches command for operations in Canadian waters. In March 1945 Chaudiere received a refit in Canada. Chaudiere was decommissioned on 17 August 1945 and scrapped in March 1946. 

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