HMS Hunter (H35)
This is the H-class destroyer HMS Hunter (H35), laid down in 1935, and commissioned 30 September, 1936. She participated in Non-Intervention Patrols during the Spanish Civil War, but struck a mine off Almeria 13 May, 1937, causing extensive damage. Upon completion of repairs in November, 1938, she remained assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet. Hunter hunted raiders during the opening months of World War II, and was primarily assigned to the North America and West Indies Station, but she returned to England in February, 1940. After serving as escort for minelaying operations, Hunter participated in the Norwegian campaign, and, on 10 April, she participated in the First Battle of Narvik. Hunter managed to torpedo German destroyer Z22 Anton Schmitt, but suffered heavy damage when German reinforcements arrived. She was also rammed by her disabled sister Hotspur, causing Hunter to capsize and go down with 112 of her crew. The remaining forty-six were picked up by the German destroyers, and released to Sweden three days later.