Click on the YouTube videos below to enjoy some salty memories
The King at Chatham Dockyards and Barracks (1949)
For those old enough to remember King Gorge VI and Queen Elizabeth visited Chatham Dockyard, inspects the assembled troops and takes the March Past, Brief views of HMS Superb at 2 minutes 46
A chance to re-call the days when we had a larger navy. The Coronation Spithead Review of 1953
Another British Pathé video depicting the Field Gun Crew of 1953 of which at least one of the Superb's crew was participating. The one we know about is Andy Brierley
A photographic video journey of the British Royal Navy ship that cruised through the years 1956 to 1957 including embarking the 1st Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment during the Suez Crisis, and later the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry playing war games from HMS Jawada and being present at the Fleet Review at Invergordon in May '57. Members of the Association can read the full story of this cruise by clicking the button
1946 Princess Elizabeth goes aboard HMS 'Superb'.she is kissed by Governor of Northern Ireland's wife in farewell. She inspects Royal Marines on board, waves to crowd on quayside. she stands on chair on bridge of HMS 'Superb' to wave to crews of escorting destroyers 'Fame' and 'Hotspur'. Princess leaves 'Superb' in launch. From 2 minutes 08 seconds from start. There is no sound on this video
Another British Pathé short showing the crew of HMS Superb, dressed as pirates entertaining the kids in 1949
The American & West Indies Cruise 1954 -1955 and some of the songs of that era.
Visits to North America, Central and South America.
A Short video promoting this website
Feature length documentary (61 minutes) demonstrating a Royal Navy and Royal Marines exercise in the Far East. Filmed during 1964/65 and based on Exercise 'Dark Night.'
This documentary has film footage of HMS Bulwark (Centaur class commando carrier), HMS Eagle (Audacious class aircraft carrier), HMAS Melbourne (Majestic class aircraft carrier), HMS Kent (County class guided missile destroyer), HMNZS Otago (Type 12 firgate), HMS Zesty (Type 15 antisubmarine frigate), 40 Commando, 42 Commando, 845 Squadron FAA (Wessex helicopters), and RFA Tidesurge (Tide class replenishment oiler)
Recently released footage by British Pathé of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II inspecting the Home Fleet in 1957. HMS Superb's inspection is shown at the beginning of this film.
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An interesting look at some past battles and Mariners of renown in our country's days of sail & steam
Another glimps of HMS Superb albeit a very short one. This is a British Pathé newsreel in 1957 showing the Home Fleet greeting the Queen on her return from a state visit to Denmark. Superb can be seen, guns ablazing, at 0•39 but just for a few frames
Watch as the pompous sounding narator says "The Home fleet steams out line ASTARN ..........!"
This is a short movie recalling the time the Superb visited the United States of America. Not all the ports of call are shown