CRUISE PHOTOS FROM 1954 TO 1955

HMS SUPERB IN SEATTLE

Open Day at Seafayre Week in Seattle 1955
 

JIM COPUS'S PHOTOS

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DEREK SHERATON'S PHOTOS

Derek was a Stoker on board 
Derek is the guy leaning out from the starboard gun sponson, 4 rows below the crane! 
This photo shows Derek handling an Asp at the Snake Farm in Santos. Cleopatra's nowhere in sight !
 

PETE TASKER'S PHOTOS

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DAVE PERRIN'S PHOTOS

Dave was a Telegraphist on board between January & August, 1954

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BRIAN KEELER'S PHOTOS

 

RAY LAMBERT'S PHOTOS

 

BRAND NEW CIVILIANS - in Len Sturdy's garden, Dagenham

L-R: Joan Sturdy, Jo Brierley, Andy Brierley, Len Sturdy

Len Sturdy on his wedding day
 

Bermuda, circa May, 1955

The Admiral took us to sea for a frantic day in which he and his staff thought up all the calamities possible; for in one day we took charge of a mutinous ship (almost too realistically) and in addition had to tow her off a “reef” stern first, and if that wasn’t enough, we had to weigh the cable by hand.  Everything happens at sea.

 

Don't recall the name of the other ship though.

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I'm sure that one of the crew had the surname Beard and therefore, of course, was called Scurze. But which one?

 

FRANK NUNN'S PHOTOS

HIGH & DRY IN SAN DIEGO

This photo of the Main Circulator repair team that undertook the repairs when we dry docked in San Diego after we hit the bottom coming out of Bermuda on our ‘Summer Cruise’ up the West Coast of America.

 

We knocked off the zinc sacrificial pieces fitted to the inlet of the mn. circ.. They were sucked into the circ. and really damaged the blades. I was in the repair team for the temporary repair but managed to wriggle out of the main repair when docked in San Diego.

 

Sent in by Shipmate Frank Nunn

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BILL SHEWARD'S PHOTOS

I'm gradually sorting through my late Dad's photos of his time in the RN and came across this, which might be of interest. Christmas day 1954 in 18 Mess.

My Dad, Bill Sheward (seated bottom left in this photo with what looks to be a cigar) served on the Superb from Nov' 53 to Jan '56, leaving as an EA 4 (PO). It was his first ship and he spoke very fondly of her and the great places he visited during the 54/55 cruise.

Dad passed away in October of last year. As I wade through his photo collection I'll post more.

 

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More of Bill's Photos (and more to come)

 
 

Some more photos of crossing the line on 25th January 1955.

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4 Photos from the 54-55  Cruise

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George Salmon sent in his "Crossing The Line" Certificate dated 25th January, 1955

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PHIL GRIMSON'S PHOTOS

Thanks to Shipmate Phil Grimson for sharing these photos of his cruise.

Here are a few pics. from my album..

 

Not all of those above are self explanatory so I ought to add a description here and there:

 

The first Chilean Navy post was one taken by their own photographer and given to me by Hannibal de la Fuentes the chief honcho of the Chilean Navy Base. I was the first to 'break the ice' when we arrived because although we had a couple of officers with us nobody seemed to know what to do and everybody  was standing around like lemons.

 

Afterwards he showed me all over the base and we shared a few grogs together. Although neither of us could speak each other's language except for a few words of Spanish I had picked up from my brother-in-law we got on pretty well together. Hannibal is the officer in the white suit on the extreme right of the next Chilean Navy Base picture next to me.

 

The other matelot two seats away is Philip Farr who saw this posted on my FB site a couple of years ago and contacted me.

 

The picture of Me, Wiggy and Mike was taken in Bermuda and Wiggy is Wiggy Bennett (W) and Mike is -'hold onto your hat!'- Michael Carol Richard Sidney Smith! a Stores Assistant in my team.

 

Hammocks slung, Out pipes,

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11 Mess Christmas 1954

 

Front Row seated left to right 5 persons

 

1- O/A "Perry" Mason:    2- EA "Pony" Moore:    3- PO Joe Crane:    4- Joiner Binks:      5- PO "Bunny" Coleman

 

Middle Row (Standing) L to R 12 Persons

 

6-PO (Elec) Danahar:     7-PO Steward "Dinger" Bell:    8-Blacksmith George Gevaux Ross:     9-O/A Thurgate:

 

10-PO (Elec) Bland:     11- Shipwright Parslow:     12- O/A Chaddock:    13- O/A "Bandy" Evans:   14- O/A Myers:

 

                      15- Plumber Gardiner:   16- O/A "Dai" Jones:   17- RPO "Shiner" Wright

 

Back Row (Standing) L to R 6 Persons

 

18-AB "Lofty" Thomas (Messman):          19-O/A Pike:      20-Shipwright Manning:            21-O/A Bramley:

 

                                 22-Shipwright "Lou" Pond:       23-AB Keeler (Messman)

 

There were other Mess members,namely Plumber "Tommy" Farr and PO "Pincher" Martin who couldn't be there due to the fact they were on duty.

 

O/A = Ordinance Artificer                                                                  E/A = Electrical Artificer

Names have been annotated where remembered by Shipmate Brian Keeler

 

 

 

HMS Superb arriving at Vancouver on 4th August, 1955. 

 

Thanks to City of Vancouver for posting this on line.

 

GEORGE SALMON'S PHOTOS

George Salmon was a bunting tosser on the American & West Indies Cruise 1954-55.  He's appreciate any oppos to get in touch.

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Our Christmas Day Menu

 

Donated by Shipmate Alf (Buster) Brown)

Recognise Alf ?

 

Ship's Photographs 1954 - 55

 

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Gunnery Excercise Order No. 7/54

 

                                     Donated by George Messmer USN

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PERSONAL PHOTOS

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KEN TAYLOR'S PHOTOS

Some photos of Ken Taylor who was on the 1954-55 American & West Indies Cruise.  The pix were sent in by Paul, Ken's son, who lives in Australia.  You can see these photos and more on our Facebook site at

 

 

 On the 1954 - 55 Cruise

9th February 1955 in Vina del Mar, Chile at a lunch hosted by the Chilean Navy

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The Royal Marine Bandsmen on board HMS Superb during the American & West Indies Cruise 1954 - 55.

 

Thanks to the Ex Royal marines Bandsmen's Website for posting this photograph

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ANDY BRIERLEY'S PHOTOS

Andy Brierley - an Able Seaman on the American & West Indies Cruise 1954/1955 who now writes a column for the website and the Chairman's Newsletter.  Read his revelations by clicking on this button

 
 

Don Lawrence who was on the 1954-1955 Cruise has sent in some photos.  He also comments on the photos shown in the video on YouTube (you can see the video on this website under "More" then clicking on "Video Links")  as follows " a brilliant video even got a picture of myself and Jack Porter as pirates for one of the many childrens parties thanks brought back many memories, the boy seaman with the fish I dont remember his name but he was the only one to catch a fish that day"

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BRIAN SAUNDERS' PHOTOS

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