Ardent and Acasta are both members of A-class destroyers. During the 40's Norwegian Battles, Acasta and Ardent ran into the two German Scharnhorst-class battlecruisers while escorts British Aircraft carrier Glorious. The British Destroyers did not retreat despite their disadvantage, they kept covering fellow British ships while attempting to attack German ships.They fought German Navy for a few hours. Even though Acasta and Ardent eventually sank during the battle, they damaged Scharnhorst, and made the two Scharnhorst-class battlecruisers end their battle in the Norwegian seas.
Destroyer Ardent ready to report! Let my sword open up the road to victory.
Battles, daily routines, everything about life, let Ardent be beside you. You are not allowed to leave me out.
There were initially two survivors that were picked up by a German seaplane five days after the sinking of Ardent. However, the other survivor died from exposure and left Roger Hooke as the sole survivor of Ardent.
The lack of communication with the Royal Navy meant that no rescue operations were performed, leading to the high death toll of Glorious, Ardent and Acasta.