This month’s short picture gallery shows HMS Naiad captured from it’s helicopter above the ship as she steams.

Click here to find out more details about the history of the ship and her commission in the Royal Navy.

Welcome aboard the HMS Naiad website and thanks for visiting us.

We invite you to find out more about the four Naiads that have been commissioned for the British Royal Navy since 1797.  The ships have had interesting histories ranging from the Battle of Trafalgar, the WWII Malta Convoys and on to the Icelandic Cod War in the 1970's and Gulf Patrol during the Iran/Iraq war.  

The memory of the ships and those who served aboard is being kept alive with the formation of the HMS Naiad Association in 2011.  The association is open-to-all and we welcome all contact and information that will help us honour the ships, men, family, friends and loved-ones of those who served aboard throughout the years.  We particularly welcome anyone with experiences of the latest ships that served in World War II and the most recent Leander class frigate.

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HMS Naiad WWII Cruiser

The World War II cruiser had a short 3-year commission, eventually sunk in March 1942 whilst steaming across the Mediterranean bound for Alexandria.  Under constant attack, she was hit by a single torpedo by a U-Boat just north of Egypt.

To read more and see images of her in action, plus a photograph of the survivors visit  c93 dido class cruiser..              

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If you’d like to contact us, we are on some of the most popular social media platforms and hope to expand our presence in the coming months.  Please feel free to get in touch with us either by Facebook, Google+ or Linkedin. Our gallery is viewable by visiting JAlbum.  

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Bristol - 2016

The Naiad Association held this year’s reunion and AGM in October, in Bristol, at the Mercure Holland Spa Hotel.

The reunion was held over the weekend of Friday 14th to Sunday 16th October. Those attending visited SS Great Britain, in Great Western Dockyard and held a gala dinner at the hotel on the Saurday evening.

Next year’s event is expected to be held in Newcastle during October 2017. Further details will be posted to the website in due course and also on our Facebook page.  If you have any interest in attending next year’s event, please contact us or click here for more information.

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John D’Albert

Our former shipmate John D’Albert passed away in2016. In his latter years John had suffered from dementia and motor neurone disease.

Many former crew members will remember him from HMS Naiad’s 1980 Far East trip when the frigate visited many countries. John was a former Royal Navy medic.

John’s funeral was held in Leamington Spa, with a memorial service in Devonport.

To find out more visit Friends of John Dalbert or HMS Naiad Facebook groups;  HMS Naiad Association or HMS Naiad Old Shipmates

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