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This website is my dedication to all who served onboard HMS Acasta, and a lasting tribute to the bravery of both my Grandfather, Cyril 'Nick' Carter, and his fellow crew members. We shall remember them...

My hope is that this website can become an invaluable reference to anyone with an interest in the history of HMS Acasta and her crew, and a place where the families and friends of those who served can share their memories, stories and tributes.

HMS Acasta entering Portland harbour

For further information on the events of 8th June 1940, and details of the other ships involved, you are recommended to visit the GLARAC (GLorious, ARdent, ACasta) website


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Under Construction Site Updates

March 2012

  • Homepage updated.
  • A list of books for further reading has been added on the links page. Click here to view the list of recommended books.
  • The events page has been updated with a list of GLARAC events for 2012.
  • A casualty list of the crew and their associated details can now be downloaded from the crew page, or by clicking here
  • Links page updated.



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Also, if anyone notices any errors, or links not working, I would be grateful if you could notify the site.


Help For Heroes

British Legion

Coming Soon

- Pictures and details of the unveiling of the GLARAC memorial plaque in Portsmouth.

- Work will begin on uploading various photo galleries onto the site.

- Rare test firing photos from 1937 of HMS Acasta 4.7 inch guns firing at a towed target in the Mediterranean. These have been scanned and will be uploaded in the near future. 



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