Précis of activities of the 8th Superb 1952 - 1953

 

Movements 1952 - 1953

Captain Commodore R.G. Tosswill

 

 

1952

 

Early September             sailed from Chatham

                    arrived Portland, Dorset

                              sailed

16 September        arrived back in Chatham due to faulty engine parts

                              sailed

12 October            arrived Rosyth

                              Exercises

29 October            Rosyth

 

November              sailed

                              arrived Hamilton, Bermuda

 

1953

 

12 January             sailed

15 January             arrived Nassau, Bahamas

c. 19 January          sailed

23 January             arrived Port of Spain, Trinidad

26 January             sailed

30 January             Crossed the line

 

4 February             arrived Bahia

6 February             sailed

11 February            arrived Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

 

25 March               sailed

31 March                arrived Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

11 April                  sailed

16 April                  arrived Trinidad

                              sailed

20 April                 arrived Bermuda

30 April                 sailed

10 May                   arrived Sheerness

 

NORTH AMERICAN CRUISE

5 June                    sailed

6 June                    arrived Portland

8 June                    sailed

9 June                    arrived for Spithead Review on 13 June

17 June                  sailed

26 June                  arrived Bermuda

 

13 July                   sailed

16 July                   arrived Boston, Massachusetts

24 July                   sailed

25 July                   arrived Portland, Maine

 

2 August                sailed

3 August                arrived Bar Harbour

7 August                sailed

8 August                arrived Halifax, Nova Scotia

16 August               sailed

17 August               arrived St John's, Newfoundland

20 August              sailed

21 August               arrived Argentia, Newfoundland

24 August              sailed

27 August              arrived Quebec

 

3 September          sailed

5 September          arrived Gaspe, Canada

9 September          sailed

11 September         arrived Halifax for refuelling

13 September        sailed

15 September        arrived Newport, Rhode Island

21 September        sailed

22 September        New York

30 September        sailed

 

1 October              arrived Bermuda for refuelling

2 October              sailed

4 October              arrived Kingston, Jamaica embarked troops

4 October              sailed

8 October              arrived Georgetown, British Guiana disembarked troops

11 October             sailed with troops

12 October            arrived Trinidad

21 October            sailed

25 October            arrived Bermuda

26 October            sailed

 

4 November           arrived Sheerness

 

Facts for the NORTH AMERICAN CRUISE (June to November, 1953)

Total distance steamed 16,431 miles

Time away from home port............ 152 days

Time at sea ..........................................50 days 9 hours

Time spent in harbour .....................101 days 6 hours

Average speed under way .................13.8 knots

 

 

TOTAL distance steamed (for both cruises).... 38,970 miles

Average speed under way .......................................13.8 knots

Burned 17,439 tons of fuel

 

Consumed 164,396 tots of rum