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Commanded by Lieutenant Roope, HMS Glowworm is chiefly famous for her battle against the German Battleship the Admiral Hipper, where her commanding officer won a unique Victoria Cross.HMS Glowworm was a G-Class British Destroyer, number H-92. On patrol in 1940 she encountered the German invasion force heading for Norway and, with her radio shot out and unable to run, she fought.
On 8th April 1940, HMS Glowworm was on patrol near Norway with HMS Reknown and a cruiser, searching for the German invasion force approaching Norway. In the poor weather HMS Glowworm lost a man overboard and became separated from the convoy while searching for him. They did not find their missing man, and their navigation equipment malfunctioned, leaving them reliant on a magnetic compass.