Oppos who have "Crossed the Bar"

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NAMES ON THIS PAGE A - L

 
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21 November, 1974

William Andrewes

 
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Colin Ayden

2010

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2011

David Atkinson

 
 

Gary Baker Len's son writes "My dad Len Baker who passed away in July 2014 served on the Superb as a Killick stoker and later as a A/POME"

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31 July, 2014

Len Baker

 
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26 February, 2012

Bill Bailey

Bill was a Leading Electrician on the 1952-53 Cruise

 

Barbara was an Associate Member and the wife of ex shipmate Terry

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Barbara Barnard

 11 November, 2015

 

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Awaits

Terry Barnard

 

Harry was a member of the Association . He finished his naval career as a Lieutenant Commander.

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Harry Blease

 27 September, 2009

 

Thomas William Bromfield PLY X 878  joined the Marines in 1932, he also served on HMS Furious, HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Rodney and HMS Superb, He survived the war and finished with the Marines in 1953, (after 21 years). The family emigrated to Melbourne Australia in 1958, Tom Bromfield passed away June 1980 aged 68.

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Thomas W. Bromfield

June, 1980

 
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9 March, 1967

George Butler

George was a Leading Seaman on the Superb between 1915 & 1918

 
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Anthony Wass Buzzard

10 March, 1972

Anthony Wass Buzzard was Captain of the Superb for a brief period between 4th January and May, 1950

 
 

David was the Captain on the 1956 - 57 Cruise

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David Cairns

21 March, 1989

 

Our shipmate Jack was a Petty Officer Radio Mechanic who served on the Superb between 1945 & 1947

17 January,2016

Jack Cocks

 

Albert was a Royal Marine Gunner on board between 1947 & 1948

8 October,2015

Albert Conway

 

 

George Crawford sailed on HMS Superb as a signalman from 31 October 1945 until 18 November 1946

George was on board with Ron Gray & almost certainly with Reg Dickens (both on this page)

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26 February, 1995

George Crawford

 
 

John was acting P.O. Seaman on the 1950-52 Cruise

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John Davy

16 June, 2014

 

Reg Dickens

21 June, 2015

Reg served on the Superb as a Leading Stoker from August 1945 to March 1947

 

Posted 10 January, 2016

Colin Dickens, the son of Reg, sent the following message

Dad was so proud of his time in service and loved every minute (even though he never learnt to swim!! cost him his "ciggi" ration and a few tots) My pride for him can never be measured in words he was an inspiration to all his family and I loved his stories of the 'Senior Service' of which he had many to tell.

He did his stoker training at Iron Duke in Malvern he was there in November 1943 until early December before heading to S.T.E. Southampton. He had very fond memories of the Malta run and others, up the Gut he'd say.

Reg joined the Superb on the 30th October, 1945 the day before she was commissioned, and remained on board until March, 1947.

Reg joined the Superb on the same day as Ron Gray - see below

 

Reg Dolby

December, 2013

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1985

Edward Elliman

 
 

Posted 5 March, 2016

Mark Field, the son of Charlie, wrote

 Dad served on HMS Superb until July 1947. I do not know a lot about his time on the ship but I do know that he sailed to the Med, crossed the equator, and was on the ship when it was fired upon in peacetime off the coast of Albania in 1946 or 1947.

 

After his naval service, dad, went on to a career in the City of London and was at the same firm for 40 years until his retirement in 1988. Whilst in the navy he had the misfortune of having to be rescued at sea from a dinghy by the RNLI. Since that time he always supported the charity. Instead of flowers at his funeral donations to the RNLI were requested. These raised in excess of £400.

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Charles Field

24 November, 2015

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Donald Fuller

2 March, 1975

Donald was the Captain (promoted to Commodore) on the
A &W.I. Cruise 1954 -55
 
 

Posted 10 January, 2016

Ron Gray was a Signalman who joined the ship on 30th October, 1945, the day before her commissioning. He was 41 years old when he died & left a wife and 7 children

 

Coincidentally Ron was drafted at the same time as Stoker Reg Dickens (see above)

 

He also appears in photographs taken by George Crawford (see above)

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Ronald Gray

29 June, 1967

 
 

Bert was a stoker mechanic on board in 1946. He served in Palestine and on board during Princess Elizabeth's journey from Belfast. There are several photos in the Photo Album which you can access by clicking  on the button below. There is also a video with some photos of Bert & some oppos which can be viewed by clicking on this button

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Bert Hall

3 April, 2011

 

Posted 5 March, 2016

Dennis George Hambleton served as a Petty Officer circa 1951.

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Dennis Hambleton

1962

 

Pat Hayes c. 1950

Pat Hayes c. 2010

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Patrick Denis Hayes

10th May, 2014

 
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3 June, 2011

John Horry

John was a P.O. Cook 

 
 

Richard Ince was a Lieutenant on the 1954 - 55 Cruise

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29 October, 1955

Richard Ince

 
 

Colin served on board in the early 1950s. Further details await

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Awaits

Colin D. Johnston

 
 

As a Sub-Lieutenant, Peter served as a Gunnery Officer in 1948

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Peter Kimm

23 October, 2016

 
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31 July, 2015

Fred Kinsey

Leading Stoker Fred Kinsey was the founder of the HMS Superb (Cruiser) Association

 

 Brian (Bryn) Keeler - 9th February 1955

Vina del Mar, Chile

Brian (Bryn) Keeler - 2010

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27th August, 2013

Brian Keeler

 
 

Harold Lilley

Harry was a seaman bugler on board between 1945 and 1947. 

POSTED ON
30 November, 2018
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2018

Harold Lilley