Oppos who have "Crossed the Bar"

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William Edward Bacon

Alan, the son of Bill Bacon, notified us of his father's death via our Facebook page.

Bill served as an Able Seaman on the 1952/53 cruise. 

It is possible that he later served as a Signalman on HMS Ark Royal but we have no dates for that.

William Bacon

20 January, 1968

6 September, 2018

Ted Davy

Ted joined up in 1944 as a Boy Seaman at HMS Ganges and subsequently was drafted to the Superb in December 1945 as an A.B. Torpedoman. He was on the 1946 cruise to the Mediterranean and was drafted again in 1947.  Ted has written quite extensively about his time in the Royal Navy and on Board.

Ted Davy

26 November 2017

6 June, 2018

Albert Meek

Albert joined the Royal Navy on 18th July, 1911 and after basic training at HMS Excellent he served on HMS Superb from 31st July, 1911 until 5th May, 1913. He retired on 4th July, 1926 as a Chief Petty Officer Ordinance. Information supplied by Albert’s great granddaughter who has his Service Sheet.

Albert Meek


POSTED ON 17 December 2018

Pete Tasker

Pete, who was a stalwart member of the HMS Superb (Cruiser) Association, served on board as a Royal Marine during the 1954-55 America & West Indies Cruise. There are many stories to tell about Pete who was much more than a breath of fresh air - more a hurricane force. Sadly missed.

Peter Tasker

16 December, 2018

POSTED ON 17 December, 2018

Derrick Thompson


Frank White

Frank was an ERA 4 and finished his navy service in November, 1946

Frank White

June, 1996

POSTED ON 15 April, 2019

Terry Willey

Possibly a Ganges boy, Terrence Keith Willey served aboard in 1952 as an LEM. He went on to serve on several other ships and ended his career as a Chief petty Officer. Terry was married in 1952 just before sailing to the West Indies.
Information sent in via Facebook by Terry's son Neil

4 January, 1999

Terrence Willey

3 July, 2019

Eric Pyrke

Eric was an Electrician aboard in 1954. He finished his service as a Chief Petty Officer

September, 2001

Eric Pyrke

19 August, 2019

James Johnstone

James served on the America & West Indies cruise 1954-55 as a Royal  Marine.
He joined the Marines in 1952 and retired as a Corporal in 1965.
Information obtained from James' son Anthony who would love to hear any stories of his dad. 
If you recognise any of the faces in the photograph album please get in touch with this website.

James Johnstone

25 December 2001

7 Feb 2020

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