Précis of activities of the 8th Superb 1946

 

Ship's cruise after commissioning 1943

 

31 October,1943                 Superb Launched at Wallsend-on-Tyne

16 November, 1945             Commissioned

August 1957                        De-commissioned

8 August 1960                     Scrapped                            

 

Mediterranean Cruise 1946

 

Captain W. Geoffrey A. ROBSON 

 

Chatham    No date

 

21st January      arrived Gibraltar for the 15th Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet.

 

February   Malta

 

17 - 21 March returned to the U.K. to embark Princess Elizabeth.  Took her to Belfast to launch HMS Eagle then returned to Greenock

 

4 May        Venice

 

15th May in company with HMS Orion was fired on by Albanian shore batteries in the Corfu Channel.

 

May           Trieste

 

25 May      Malta

 

June          Haifa

 

25 June     Malta

 

July          

 

September Chatham in 10th Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet

 

October - November Fleet Exercises in Home Waters

November Antwerp

 

December Chatham

 

N.B. Some of these dates are verified by contemporaneous photographs