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Oppos who have "Crossed the Bar"

If you have any information & photographs that you wish to be inserted please inform the Chairman or click on the button to send a message direct to the website.

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William Edward Bacon

Alan, the son of Bill Bacon, notified us of his father's death via our Facebook page.

Bill served as an Able Seaman on the 1952/53 cruise. 

It is possible that he later served as a Signalman on HMS Ark Royal but we have no dates for that.

POSTED ON
6 September, 2018
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20 January, 1968

William Bacon

Ted joined up in 1944 as a Boy Seaman at HMS Ganges and subsequently was drafted to the Superb in December 1945 as an A.B. Torpedoman. He was on the 1946 cruise to the Mediterranean and was drafted again in 1947.  Ted has written quite extensively about his time in the Royal Navy and on Board.
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6 June, 2018
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IN FOND MEMORY
OF OUR SHIPMATE
EDWARD DAVY
WHO
CROSSED THE BAR
26 NOVEMBER, 2017
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Ted Davy

Albert Meek

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Albert joined the Royal Navy on 18th July, 1911 and after basic training at HMS Excellent he served on HMS Superb from 31st July, 1911 until 5th May, 1913. He retired on 4th July, 1926 as a Chief Petty Officer Ordinance. Information supplied by Albert’s great granddaughter who has his Service Sheet.
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Albert Meek

1930

POSTED ON 17 December 2018
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Pete Tasker

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Pete, who was a stalwart member of the HMS Superb (Cruiser) Association, served on board as a Royal Marine during the 1954-55 America & West Indies Cruise. There are many stories to tell about Pete who was much more than a breath of fresh air - more a hurricane force. Sadly missed.
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In Fond Memory of

our Shipmate

Peter Tasker

Who Crossed the Bar

15 December, 2018

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17 December, 2018
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Derrick Thompson

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IN FOND MEMORY
OF OUR SHIPMATE
DERRICK THOMPSON
WHO
CROSSED THE BAR
29 AUGUST, 2004

Derrick (Tommo) was a stoker mechanic (E) 1st class on board HMS Superb in 1955/56. He also served on HMS Crossbow as well as HMS Forth in Malta where he was also based at HMS St  Angelo. His service number was KX874667. He was born in Norwich where he lived before joining the Navy in 1949.

He passed away in 2004 aged 72

POSTED ON
10 April, 2019
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Frank White

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Frank was an ERA 4 and finished his navy service in November, 1946
POSTED ON 15 April, 2019
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Frank White

June, 1996

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Terry Willey

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Possibly a Ganges boy, Terrence Keith Willey served aboard in 1952 as an LEM. He went on to serve on several other ships and ended his career as a Chief petty Officer. Terry was married in 1952 just before sailing to the West Indies.
Information sent in via Facebook by Terry's son Neil
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Terrence Willey

4 January, 1999

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3 July, 2019
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Eric Pyrke

Eric was an Electrician aboard in 1954. He finished his service as a Chief Petty Officer
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19 August, 2019
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September, 2001

Eric Pyrke

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James Johnstone

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James served on the America & West Indies cruise 1954-55 as a Royal  Marine.
He joined the Marines in 1952 and retired as a Corporal in 1965.
Information obtained from James' son Anthony who would love to hear any stories of his dad. 
If you recognise any of the faces in the photograph album please get in touch with this website.
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JAMES JOHNSTONE

25 DECEMBER, 2001

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7 Feb 2020
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Louis Consterdine

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Louis served on the first commission of the cruiser in 1946. Information posted by Louis' daughter who would love to hear any tales of her dad. Please contact the website in the first instance

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LOUIS CONSTERDINE

13 JULY, 2011

POSTED ON
 10 May, 2020
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Martin Hyde

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IN FOND MEMORY
OF OUR SHIPMATE
MARTIN HYDE
WHO
CROSSED THE BAR
12 DECEMBER, 2010
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Thomas Martin Rochfort Hyde, (known as Jekyll) was an Able Seaman on HMS Superb for the America & West Indies cruise  of 1954/5.
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19 June, 2020
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John Gatt

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John served on His Majesty's Ships between 1796 and 1815.
He was also aboard HMS Superb for part of that time. We have been notified of his service by his ancestors and await some more information
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JOHN GATT

11 July, 1854

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3 November, 2020
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