Oppos who have "Crossed the Bar"

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Chris Robinson
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Christopher Robinson

25 November, 2020

Chris Joined the navy as a Midshipman and served on the Superb as such joining the ship in June, 1948 at Rosyth.

At that time his captain was Alan Scott-Moncrief and the Executive Officer Michael Le Fanu.

 

Information of Chris's death from his son Guy

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28 November, 2020
More information on Chris's personal website
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Rob Smith
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Rob served as a Leading Electrician on the 1955-56 East Africa Cruise and was later the Chairman of the HMS Superb (Cruiser) Association taking over the Chair from the founder Fred Kinsey.

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18 August, 2021

Robin Smith

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19 August, 2021
 
Richard Riddoch
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11 October, 2021
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Richard Riddoch

12 September, 2021

 

Dick was a Sick Bay Attendant on board the Superb on her maiden voyage in 1946 and a member of the Association for many years

Emile Keane
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15 October, 2021
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Emile David Keane joined the navy as a National Serviceman in 1954 as a "CET (in the communications section) then was later promoted to Leading Coder E. Nicknamed "Codes", his leading hand of the mess was a Pincher Martin in "Supply Mess A".

He was fluent in four languages and taught young recruits Coastal Navigation; arithmetic etc following a special interview & tests at Victory Barracks at Pompey

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Emile Keane

13th October, 2021

 
 
Bill House
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27 October, 2021

Bill was a Leading Stoker on board during the 1956 - 57 Cruise to Africa.
He also served on HMS Cygnet

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William House

26 April, 1982

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Bob Letchford
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03 January, 2022
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Robert Frederick Letchford

1 August, 1993

Bob was a Royal Marine and served during the Korean War (1950 to 1953). He was a keen amateur boxer and believed to have served aboard HMS Superb during the 1954 -55 America & West Indies Cruise. During the British State Visit of the Russian President (1956) he was posted to the Personal Security Squad for Nikita Khrushchev. Following his Royal Navy service he joined the Merchant Marine. Information supplied by his son Robert.

 
John Clarke
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John Andrew Joseph Clarke

 23 April, 1994

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John, who had a background in Engineering, was a sub-Lieutenant on board the Superb during the 1952-53 cruise on the America & West Indies Station (Bermuda). His precise roll on board was as the Senior Commissioned Electrical Officer. He is thought to have been involved in weaponry later in his career and left the service as a Lieutenant Commander. Information from his granddaughter Toni

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18 January, 2022