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STAN TOWNSEND'S PHOTOS

Stan (left) with Maurice Cockman
Stan joined the Superb in 1954 as a Boy Seaman
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TOM RICHARDSON'S PHOTOS

These photos were donated by the Tom's daughter.  
Hopefully some names can be added
Tom Richardson was a Leading Electrical Mechanic

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DAVE BRIDGER'S PHOTOS

Used to do "Beat the Retreat" with the Royals around A.W.I. I was a signalman, and hoisted the White Ensign during the ceremony, A great time for all.
Beating the Retreat Ceremony San Diego 1
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Dave was also on the next cruise 1956-57. See his photo by clicking on the button
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Ship's Company 1955

Tel . Sig Ken Bartlett Dave Bridger Tel and Sig Pete Summers CALLAO JAN 55

Signalmen Dave Bridger, Ken Bartlett, Pete Summers and Frank Sparham

Signalmen Pops Mower, George Salmon, Frank Sparham and Shiner Wright

Stoker Pete Reed. Signalmen Frank Sparham, Ken Bartlett and of course George Salmon.

Townies, Stoker Pete Reed (Read ) Seaman Paul Dyer Signalman Dave Bridger

JAMES JOHNSTONE'S PHOTOS

James was a Royal Marine aboard during this cruise. Photos kindly supplied by Anthony his son
James Johnstone
James Johnstone Colourised
James Johnstone
Corporal Pete Tasker 1955_
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Unknown Marine 4
_James is back row six in from the left
Entering Vancouver Harbour
Stepping Ashore in Vancouver
James' Crossing the Line Certificate
James Johnstone kneeling front row right
Posted on
4 Feb 2020
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BRIAN HILL'S PHOTOS

Brian served on the Superb during this cruise and later on HMS Lagos 
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22 Feb 2020
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NEWSPAPER SHOW REVIEW

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22 Feb 2020
Sods Opera "WE AIN'T SULKIN' was performed throughout this cruise
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MARTIN (JEKYLL) HYDE'S PHOTOS

Martin, a keen hockey player, was also at HMS Ganges, Rodney division. He was there in March 1953 until April 1954. He served on Indefatigable, Pembroke, Vernon, Chelsham and Hardy before leaving the service in April 1959.  He also was a member of the HMS Ganges Association.
Thanks to Martin's wife, Anne, we now have these valuable photos of what life was like in the Andrew in the 1950s
Athletics Medal 1
Athletics Medal 2
Martin Hyde's Hockey Medal Obverse
Martin Hyde's Hockey Medal
After a Cracking Lunch

Left to Right A.B. Brian Keeler A.B. Spud Murphy A.B. Jekyll Hyde A.B. Neville Crown A.B. George Long A.B. A. Hawkins A.B. Woodgate Chileans in white

Moving through the Panama Canal 1
Moving through the Panama Canal 2
Moving through the Panama Canal 3
Moving tMoving through the Panama Canal 4hrough the Panama Canal 4
Moving through the Panama Canal 5
Moving through the Panama Canal 6
Two oppos exploring the countryside
The Banquette Martin 3rd from Left

Left to Right A.B. Brian Keeler Chilean Sailor A.B. Martin (Jekyll) Hyde

Summer Cruise map
Seattle Sea Fair
Royal Guard Santos
Penguin guard Falkland Islands
On the dock at Seattle
March Past in Santos
Martin catching the sun
An oppo taking the airs
Crossing the Line - Martin's Certificate
Crossing the Line 1
Crossing the Line 2
Crossing the Line 3
Crossing the Line 4
Crossing the Line 5
Entering Vancouver

This photo was taken by Walter Edwin Frost a photographer working for the Vancouver Sun Newspaper on 4th August, 1955

The voyage of the Superb 1954-1955
Hockey Team HMS  Superb

Left to right from the top 1 A.B. Martin (Jekyll) Hyde 2 Lt. Cdr. Paterson 3 Boy Pitcher 4 C.P.O. Paterson 5 Lt. Filmer (Umpire) 6 Lt. Cdr. Gillespie 7 O.D. Malet-Warden 8 Commodore D.H. Connell-Fuller 9 Surgeon Lt. Haughton (Capt.) 10 A.B. Long 11 Elect. Greene 12 Sub-Lt. Goodenough 13 C.P.O. Bamblett

Seattle Parade

200,000 Seattle citizens watched this parade according to local newspaper reports. The Royal Marine Band proudly lead a contingent of crew from the Superb. The British unit covered nearly half a block in the city centre.

Home from home Martin in White front
December 1954 In the Pantry
December 1954 The Officer's Mess !
December 1954 The big Bake-Off
Christmas Dinner Menu 1954 (Martin Hyde

A copy of the original menu

A trip out in Chile 1954
Martin with a Oppo
Posted on
1 July, 2020
If you click on one of the photos you can see some more information

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

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23 Jan
2021

Click on the button below to read the newspaper cutting that goes with this photo

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SHIP'S COMPANY 1954

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31  Aug
2021
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EMILE KEANE'S PHOTOS

Posted on
15 October
2021
Admiralty Letter Emile Keane
Naval Ratings Handbook Emile Kean
Seaman's Pocket Book Emile Keane
At the base of Corcavado
Picture of Corcavado
Hussif  on Emile's kitbag
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Emile supporting the wall
Emile Kean HMS Superb c. 1952
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Emile ashore
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HMS Superb Port au Prince, Haiti 1954
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Mother & Dad Cushion HMS Superb 1954 Emile Keane
Mother & Dad Closeup
Sweetheart Cushion HMS Superb 1954 Emile Keane
Sweetheart Closup
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BOB LETCHFORD'S PHOTOS

Royal Marine Certificate of Service Letchford
Merchant Navvy Discharge papers Letchford
Robert Letchford and Wife
Letchford, Robert Portrait
Posted on
4 January,
2022
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DEREK WEBSTER'S PHOTOS

Posted on
7 March,
2022
Port Said
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JOHN HOLYER'S PHOTOS

You can enlarge the photos by clicking on the appropriate one

These photos and documents were purchased at a car boot sale in March 2022 by a keen amateur historian Tracey Taylor who is eager to find out more about John and perhaps return the documents to John's family.

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FRED GRUNDY'S PHOTOS

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9 August,
2022

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PETER PYNE'S PHOTOS

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21 August,
2022

Peter served on the 1954 AWI cruise where, in Chile, he met his future wife.  Peter also stayed on board for the 1956 - 57 Africa Cruise cruise.    His daughter, Angela, writes: 

The main photo is of the wedding to my mother, although I believe his best man (pictured beside him) was his navy buddy but we have no name for him.

 

My dad met my mother in the week the HMS Superb docked in Valparaiso on 7 February 1955 and they wrote to each other for 2 years and she came over to England and remembers being very well looked after on the ship over.  They married on 3 August 1957 and had 7 children (3 boys and 4 girls).

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TONY CHANTLER'S PHOTOS

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Tony was a Seaman Petty Officer on board for the America & West Indies cruise 1954--55

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NEVILLE HOWES'S PHOTOS

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Neville was a Boy Seaman on the America & West Indies cruise 1954--55 He's also mentioned in one of our videos - click button to view

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