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)                   

Royal Navy

 

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'

 
 

1812 -1814 Charles Paget

 1814 Attack on Wareham, Massachusetts                                    

Paget was a well-known "Flogging Captain"

1814 - 1819 Thomas Masterman HARDY American War of Independence 

Thomas Masterman HARDY

 

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte arrested having been escorted by HMS Superb

 

5th Ship    1842 - 1869 HMS Superb 80 Gun Vanguard Class Launched 6 December Broken Up

1842 Armar Lowry CORRY

1848 Edward PURCELL  

 

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                                                

May 1909 - Aug 1910 Frederick Charles Tudor TUDOR                              

Frederick Charles Tudor TUDOR 

H.M.S. Superb 1909

    H.M.S. Superb 1910

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                                             

 

H.M.S. Superb 1918                                         

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 

Dec 1948 - Jan 1950 Alan K. SCOTT-MONCRIEF 

Alan K. SCOTT-MONCRIEF

Jan-Nov 1950          Sir Anthony W. BUZZARD 

Nov 1950 - June 1951 William J. YENDELL

 

 

  H.M.S. Superb 1950                           

H.M.S. Superb in Boston U.S.A.                                           

 

June 1951-Sept 1952 Edward W. J. BANKES                                                

 

Sept 1952 - April 1953 Richard G. TOSSWILL,O.B.E.

 

                            1953 British Guiana Incident                                                  

April 1954 - Dec 1955 Donald H.C. FULLER                                         

Donald H.C. FULLER                  

 

December 1955-1957 David Charles CAIRNS 

David Charles CAIRNS                              

 

9th Ship  1974 - 2008 Swiftsure Class Nuclear Submarine Decommissioned                                       

2006 - 2008 Steve Drysdale                                            

Steve Drysdale                         

 
 

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