HISTORY OF THE SUPER 'B'
La Marine Française
French 1784 -1795 Téméraire Class 74 Gun Sunk (in storm) 30 January
Le Superbe 1814 - 1833 3 Masted Launched July sunk 15 December 1833 André-Charles Théodore Du Pont d' Aubevoye (Picture of Captain)
1st Ship 1710 - 1732 Le Superbe 64 Gun 3rd Rate Captured by Royal Navy from French fleet by HMS Kent in 1733 it was refitted and in 1736 - 1757 it continued it's life as a 60 Gun 4th rate Broken up
2nd Ship 1760 -1783 HMS Superb 74 Gun 3rd Rate Wrecked
3rd Ship 1795 - 1798 Le Superbe 22 Gun 6th Rate Captured from French by HMS Vanguard used as prison ship. Sold
4th Ship 1798 - 1826 HMS Superb 74 Gun Pompée Class Launched 19 March 1826 Broken Up
Captain John SUTTON
Richard G. KEATS
1801 - 1806 Richard G Keats
Blockade of Cadiz 1801 Battle of Algeciras Bay
H.M.S. Superb sails silently off the Spanish fleet at Algeciras Bay,while the Hermenegildo and Real Carlos explode in the background after mistakenly firing on one other
1806 - 1812 John Duckworth
Battle of San Domingo Duckworth's action off San Domingo, 6 February 1806 I'
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte arrested having been escorted by HMS Superb
6th Ship 1874 - 1906 Broadside Ironclad Battleship. Built for the Turkish Navy. Purchased by Britain in 1873. Sold 1906.
7th Ship 1907 - 1923 Bellopheron Class Launched 2 February Broken Up
Sept 1911 - April 1913 Ernest Frederick Augustus GAUNT
Ernest Frederick Augustus GAUNT
H.M.S. Superb's Crew 1913
April 1913 - July 1914 George Price Webley HOPE
July 1914 - Nov 1914 Price VAUGHAN LEWES
6 Nov 1914 - Nov 1915 Rudolph Walter BENTINCK
1915 The British fleet sailing in the Dardanelles. Flagship H.M.S. Superb, H.M.S. Temeraire, H.M.S. Lord Nelson, H.M.S. Agamemnon.
20 Feb 1915 - Jan 1918 Edmond HYDE-PARKER 1916
Battle of Jutland
2 Jan1918 - April 1918 Sidney Robert DRURY-LOWE
June 1918 - Jan 1919 Stephen Herbert RADCLIFFE
Jan 1919 -15 Dec 1919 Charles W. BRUTON
Jan 1919 - Mar 1920 Francis G.G. CHILTON
8th Ship 1943 -1960 Minotaur Class Cruiser Launched 31 August Broken Up
June 1945 -April 1947 W. Geoffrey A. ROBSON 1946
Corfu Channel Incident (click on button to read more)
April 1947-Dec 1948 Raymond M. T. TAYLOR
June 1951-Sept 1952 Edward W. J. BANKES
Sept 1952 - April 1953 Richard G. TOSSWILL,O.B.E.
1953 British Guiana Incident
9th Ship 1974 - 2008 Swiftsure Class Nuclear Submarine Decommissioned
2006 - 2008 Steve Drysdale