Précis of activities of the 8th Superb 1954 - 1955

 

Captain Commodore D.H.C. Fuller

Ships Movements 1954 - 1955

 

1954

8 October 1954     Sailed from Chatham

                              arrived Portland, Dorset

                              sailed

16 October            arrived Ireland Island, Bermuda

28 October            Sailed (Autumn Cruise)

31 October            Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

c. 15 November      Haiti

16 November         Kingston, Jamaica

sailed

 ​arrived                  Montego Bay

30 November         arrived Bermuda

 

1955

 

7 January               sailed (Spring Cruise)

10 January             Nassau, Bahamas Some crew marooned shore due to                                         hurrican Alice

15 January             sailed    

17 January             Kingston, Jamaica

21 January             sailed

23 January            Panama Canal

25 January            Crossed the Equator

28 January            arrived Callao, Peru

  2 February           sailed

  7 February           arrived Valparaiso

14 February           sailed

                              Punta Arenas

20 February          arrived Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

26 February           sailed

  2 March               arrived Montevideo

  7 March               sailed

10 March               arrived Santos, Brazil

14 March               sailed

15 March               arrived Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

21 March               sailed

31 March               arrived Port of Spain, Trinidad

  4 March               sailed

  4 April                 arrived Grenada

  7 April                 sailed

  8 April                 arrived Antigua

12 April                  sailed

15 April                  arrived Bermuda

20 June                  left Bermuda (Summer Cruise)

24 June                  arrived Kingston, Jamaica

24 June                  sailed

26 June                  Panama Canal

  5 July                   arrived San Diego, California

11 July                    sailed

13 July                   arrived San Francisco, California

20 July                   sailed

22 July                   arrived Portland, Oregon

28 July                   sailed

29 July                   arrived Seattle, Washington

4 August                sailed

4 August                arrived Vancouver, Canada

11 August               sailed

12 August               arrived Esquimalt, Canada

18 September         sailed

                              arrived Santa Barbara, California

                              sailed

22 September        arrived Long Beach, California

29 August              sailed

  3 September        arrived Acapulco, Mexico

  7 September        sailed

12 September         arrived Rodman Naval Base, Panama

12 September         sailed

13 September         Panama Canal

15 September        Fuelled at Kingston, Jamaica

19 September        arrived Bermuda

24 September        sailed

4 October              Customs came on board

5 October              de-ammunitioned at Folly Point

6 October              arrived Chatham

 

 

Taxpayer’s Notes

Between commissioning and return to the U.K. we have:-

 

Paid £228,474 to Officers and Men in cash (apart from allotments)

 

Used 825,285 lbs of potatoes

         184,045 lbs of bread

         92,967 lbs of meat

 

Expended

1,115 4” and 6” shells

6,130 pom-pom and bofors’ rounds

49,600 small arms rounds

Fired 740 rounds by 4” saluting guns

Transmitted

2,688 private telegrams

3,826 official telegrams

55,021 cypher groups

13,689 plain language signals

 

Distributed throughout the ship over 100,000 copies of signals

 

Steamed 36,962 miles

 

Used 16,932 tons of fuel

 

Distilled 22,363 tons of water

Used 4,696 gallons of paint at a cost of £1,588

Put on with 744 brushes and rollers

 

Traversed the Panama Canal 3 times at a cost of £5,705 7s 3d

 

Docked once at a cost of $20,000