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Jack was a Stoker Mechanic on board around 1954. His Service Number was CSKX 849001.
Jack's granddaughter would love to hear from anyone who knew Jack and his wife when they lived in Gillingham. All information can be sent through this website by clicking on the envelope below.
22 Jan 2018
22 Jan 2018
Tom was a Leading Electrical Mechanic on the 1954-55 America & West Indies Cruise. He was a keen sportsman participating in football and whaler events.
Information provided by Tom's Daughter, Paula
19 March 2018
19 December, 2017
28 Jan 2018
Margaret (Peggy) Cloherty, the daughter of the late James "Mickey" Thornton, writes that her father was a Stoker on HMS Superb in 1946. He had served throughout the War and was on Arctic Convoys and was part of British Fleet in the Pacific.
In 1946 he was assigned to HMS Superb. He is in Bert Hall's video as "Mickey Thornton". He was Irish so he often got the nickname of Mick, Paddy or Mickey. Unfortunately my Dad died in 1979 of a heart attack. He was 61 years of age. He was a great Dad and I and my brother still miss his gentle presence. It was a lovely surprise to see him in the Bert Hall video. Thank you to the Hall family for posting that. Thank you for a great website
17 March, 1979
John was on board as an Able Seaman between 1952 and 1954
Photograph kindly supplied by
John's wife Teresa
12 Feb 2018
1 September, 2017
19 June, 2019
Alfred William Buckland, known as "Buck", was born 28th December 1926 joined the navy in 1943 during WW2.
He was aboard HMS Superb as an Able Seaman on the 1952 - 53 cruise and on retirement around 1963 had achieved the rating of Chief Petty Officer.
He also served on HMS Buttress, Loch Fada, Asine and Rampura
Alfred William Buckland
18 November, 1990
1 January, 2021
Clive also known as 'Godders' served on the Superb as a Stoker Petty Officer.
He joined the Royal Navy in the late 1940s and served on HMS Cygnet amongst other postings.
1 July, 2020
19 January, 2021
Bob, from Dagenham in Essex, joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Seaman on 7th February, 1949 under the National Service Act, 1948. He was made O.D. in December of that year and rated Able Seaman in August 1950.
He served on the Superb between 31st August, 1949 and 21st April, 1950 when he was drafted for a brief stay to HMS Zenith then to HMS Neptune (both stone frigates) on the Clyde.
Bob finished his service in June, 1954.
Information kindly supplied by Bob’s son & daughter- in-law
February , 2014