CRUISE PHOTOS FROM 1954 TO 1955

STAN TOWNSEND'S PHOTOS

Stan (left) with Maurice Cockman
Stan joined the Superb in 1954 as a Boy Seaman
 

TOM RICHARDSON'S PHOTOS

These photos were donated by the Tom's daughter.  
Hopefully some names can be added
Tom Richardson was a Leading Electrical Mechanic

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DAVE BRIDGER'S PHOTOS

Used to do "Beat the Retreat" with the Royals around A.W.I. I was a signalman, and hoisted the White Ensign during the ceremony, A great time for all.
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Dave was also on the next cruise 1956-57. See his photo by clicking on the button
 
Ship's Company 1955

Tel . Sig Ken Bartlett Dave Bridger Tel and Sig Pete Summers CALLAO JAN 55

Signalmen Dave Bridger, Ken Bartlett, Pete Summers and Frank Sparham

Signalmen Pops Mower, George Salmon, Frank Sparham and Shiner Wright

Stoker Pete Reed. Signalmen Frank Sparham, Ken Bartlett and of course George Salmon.

Townies, Stoker Pete Reed (Read ) Seaman Paul Dyer Signalman Dave Bridger

JAMES JOHNSTONE'S PHOTOS

James was a Royal Marine aboard during this cruise. Photos kindly supplied by Anthony his son
James Johnstone

James Johnstone Colourised

James Johnstone

Corporal Pete Tasker 1955_

Unknown Marine 1

Unknown Marine 2

Unknown Marine  3

Unknown Marine 4

_James is back row six in from the left

Entering Vancouver Harbour

Stepping Ashore in Vancouver

James' Crossing the Line Certificate

James Johnstone kneeling front row right

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4 Feb 2020
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BRIAN HILL'S PHOTOS

Brian served on the Superb during this cruise and later on HMS Lagos 
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22 Feb 2020
 

NEWSPAPER SHOW REVIEW

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22 Feb 2020
Sods Opera "WE AIN'T SULKIN' was performed throughout this cruise
 
 

MARTIN (JEKYLL) HYDE'S PHOTOS

Martin, a keen hockey player, was also at HMS Ganges, Rodney division. He was there in March 1953 until April 1954. He served on Indefatigable, Pembroke, Vernon, Chelsham and Hardy before leaving the service in April 1959.  He also was a member of the HMS Ganges Association.
Thanks to Martin's wife, Anne, we now have these valuable photos of what life was like in the Andrew in the 1950s
Athletics Medal 1

Athletics Medal 2

Martin Hyde's Hockey Medal Obverse

Martin Hyde's Hockey Medal

After a Cracking Lunch

Left to Right A.B. Brian Keeler A.B. Spud Murphy A.B. Jekyll Hyde A.B. Neville Crown A.B. George Long A.B. A. Hawkins A.B. Woodgate Chileans in white

Moving through the Panama Canal 1

Moving through the Panama Canal 2

Moving through the Panama Canal 3

Moving tMoving through the Panama Canal 4hrough the Panama Canal 4

Moving through the Panama Canal 5

Moving through the Panama Canal 6

Two oppos exploring the countryside

The Banquette Martin 3rd from Left

Left to Right A.B. Brian Keeler Chilean Sailor A.B. Martin (Jekyll) Hyde

Summer Cruise map

Seattle Sea Fair

Royal Guard Santos

Penguin guard Falkland Islands

On the dock at Seattle

March Past in Santos

Martin catching the sun

An oppo taking the airs

Crossing the Line - Martin's Certificate

Crossing the Line 1

Crossing the Line 2

Crossing the Line 3

Crossing the Line 4

Crossing the Line 5

Entering Vancouver

This photo was taken by Walter Edwin Frost a photographer working for the Vancouver Sun Newspaper on 4th August, 1955

The voyage of the Superb 1954-1955

Hockey Team HMS  Superb

Left to right from the top 1 A.B. Martin (Jekyll) Hyde 2 Lt. Cdr. Paterson 3 Boy Pitcher 4 C.P.O. Paterson 5 Lt. Filmer (Umpire) 6 Lt. Cdr. Gillespie 7 O.D. Malet-Warden 8 Commodore D.H. Connell-Fuller 9 Surgeon Lt. Haughton (Capt.) 10 A.B. Long 11 Elect. Greene 12 Sub-Lt. Goodenough 13 C.P.O. Bamblett

Seattle Parade

200,000 Seattle citizens watched this parade according to local newspaper reports. The Royal Marine Band proudly lead a contingent of crew from the Superb. The British unit covered nearly half a block in the city centre.

Home from home Martin in White front

December 1954 In the Pantry

December 1954 The Officer's Mess !

December 1954 The big Bake-Off

Christmas Dinner Menu 1954 (Martin Hyde

A copy of the original menu

A trip out in Chile 1954

Martin with a Oppo

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1 July, 2020
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LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Posted on
23 Jan
2021

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