This month we have a short video gallery commemorating the time HMS Naiad patrolled the Strait of Hormuz with HMS Alacrity and RFA Blue Rover, as part of Armilla Patrol in 1980.  


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Welcome aboard HMS Naiad

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.

Enjoy your visit and feel free to  contact us..

HMS Naiad WWII Cruiser

2017 marked the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the World War II cruiser. HMS Naiad 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..
      HMS Naiad C93

Our Charity

In memory of our former shipmate John D’Albert who served aboard HMS Naiad in the 1980’s, the association has adopted The Royal British Legion’s Galanos House as our primary charity.  

This year a few of the lads will be cycling 100-miles into the Cardiff reunion from Saundersfoot to raise funds to continue our support of
the Royal British Legion and the fantastic work they carry out, caring for former service personnel. More details to follow, on how you can support them.

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

Popular Links & Media

Cod War Leanders

ITN reporting on Royal Naval movements and conflict between the Icelandic shipping fleet and their supporting gunboats; and British trawlermen.


Official 1973 Govt film documentary following HMS Sirius during Anti Aircraft and Submarine warfare exercises; and a port visit to Madiera.


A popular BBC TV drama series produced between 1973 and 1977.  The series dealt with life on board a the fictional HMS Hero. It was mainly filmed aboard HMS Phoebe

Annual Reunion - Cardiff 2020

2020’s event will be held at the Marriott hotel  in central Cardiff on the weekend of 9th to 11th  October.   

As usual, those attending will gather in the bar on Friday afternoon, with the AGM and Gala Dinner held in the hotel on Saturday.

More details will follow, but prices are as follows:

> Single Room, Bed & Breakfast £125.00/night

> Double Room, Bed & Breakfast £135.00/night

> Twin Room, Bed and Breakfast £155.00/night

The evening meal on Saturday is £30 a head

Contact the association for more details.

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Visit the reunion page to view all the details

HMS Naiad (C93) Survivors on-board HMS Jervis  @IWM Hello HMS Naiad on Mediterranean Patrol, 14-Dec-1941  © IWM (A 7592) HMS Naiad on Mediterranean Patrol, 14-Dec-1941  © IWM (A 7593) HMS Naiad (C93) survivors on-board HMS Jervis  © IWM (A 8389)

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