If you can help in identifying anyone - we'd love you to tell us

HMS SUPERB AT PORTLAND, DORSET

RFA Black Ranger refuelling on 22 January,1947
 

HMS SUPERB AT COWES REGATTA

Dressed overall to Celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's birthday
 

MICKEY THORNTON'S PHOTOS

James Thornton was a Stoker on HMS Superb in 1946. He had served throughout the War and was on Arctic Convoys and was part of British Fleet in the Pacific. In 1946 he was drafted to HMS Superb. He was an Irishman so he often got the nickname of Mick, Paddy or Mickey. He served on HMS Cumberland (Arctic Convoys) and HMS Undine. He was on the Undine in The pacific in 1945. The British Pacific Fleet is often called the “Forgotten Fleet” because their service had been downplayed in deference to the American forces who they were supporting. He was also on HMS Royal Sovereign in the battle of the Med. He was a Stoker and then a Leading Stoker.   In 2015 Mickey received the Arctic Star posthumously.

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PETER KIMM'S PHOTOS

Captain Peter Kimm (Royal Navy Gunnery Specialist & Naval Intelligence.

 

Peter served on board in 1948

Click on button to read obituary

 

BILL POTTICARY'S PHOTOS

Photos posted November, 2016

Debbie Richardson, Bill's daughter, sent in these photos of her dad.

 

Bill was a Stores Petty Officer who served on board in 1946

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I.W.M. PHOTO

1 July, 1949 The cruiser HMS SUPERB at anchor in Mounts Bay. In the background can be seen the aircraft carrier HMS IMPLACABLE, Flagship of the C in C Home Fleet, the Battleship HMS HUSAR and the Dutch Cruiser TROMP

 

RON GRAY'S PHOTO'S

These photos were sent in by the granddaughter of George Crawford. George & Ron were oppos on board between 1945 & 1947

 

JIM NORGAN'S PHOTOS

These photos of Stoker Jim Norgan were sent in by Jim's wife, Margaret.

Jim served on board between 1945 & 1948.

Jim is in the back row 3rd from the left

The swing photo appeared in the London evening paper "The Star". It shows Jim & a shipmate at the Easter Fair on Hampstead Heath

 

CHARLIE FIELD'S PHOTOS

Circa 1946 - Charlie Field was an Able Seaman & served on board between 1945 and 1947 so he was there during the during the Corfu Incident. (read more about this incident by clicking on the button)

See also Obituary - click here

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March 1946 - Princess Elizabeth leaving Belfast on HMS Superb

 

Photo sent in by Lee Fox 

Great picture from THE ENGINEER of the HMS Superb in 1946 thanks to Grace's Guide British Industrial History for having this available online

 

BERT HALL'S PHOTOS

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Terry Hall who us the son of the late Bert Hall sent in these photos of his dad taken on the 1943 - 1946 excursion to Italy & Palestine.

 

Terry also has a video (dedicated to his father) of the cruise on Facebook and you can view it by clicking on this button below.

 

ANDY BRIERLEY'S PHOTOS

Andy Brierley, who writes our "Musings" Page several times a year, sent in this photograph of him (with the mop of hair and on the left axle) during a Field Gun competition just about hitting the home ramp. Photo taken in March, 1946.

 

Shame that the "Powers That Be" don't put this wonderful show on any more. We probably all know why.

You can read Andy's Musings by clicking on this button

 

GEORGE CRAWFORD'S PHOTOS

Fiona MacPhee who is the granddaughter of George Crawford a crew member in 1946 has kindly sent in photos of George with some oppos.  She is trying to compile some family history so if you can help, Especially with regard to the ship's movements on this 1946 cruise, please get in touch with us by contacting the Chairman Robin Smith.

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JIM STEWART'S PHOTOS

Jim Stewart - - his son, Jeff, is trying to trace anyone who knew James Stewart a Telegraphist on board the "Superb" between 1947 & 1951. Jim served in the Royal Navy between 1946 and 1958 and crossed the bar at HMS Pembroke, Chatham in May 1958 and anyone with any information or anecdotes are invited to contact this site in the first instance in order to be put in touch with Jeff. He can also be contacted via our (Cruiser Superb) Facebook Page

 

There are 3 photos of Jimmy - simply click on the slide show.

 

Jimmy crossed the bar in 1958

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BILLY ROBERT'S PHOTOS

Billy was a Wireless Operator on board between 1945 and 1947

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FRANK WHITE'S PHOTOS

Frank served as an ERA 4 on HMS Exmoor from 15/6/43 until June 45, returned on leave in July to marry. He went back to Chatham he was assigned to Superb until he left the navy  on 7/11/46. Information kindly supplied by Carl White, Frank's grandson

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15 April, 2019
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