This month we have replaced our usual gallery to highlight the efforts of three ex-Naiad shipmates who will be riding 110-miles to Cardiff to raise funds for The Royal British Legion next October.

Unfortunately the ride had to be postponed from this year due to COVID-19 restrictions but you can still support the team and all donations will go directly to Royal British Legion.

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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 & Poppy Lodge as our primary charity.  

Next 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. If you’d like to find out more visit the JustGiving page.

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 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the 2020 event has been postponed to 2021.  The event will now be held at the Park Inn hotel  in central Cardiff on the weekend of 8-9th October 2021.  

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

Fully Inclusive prices are for the 2020 weekend were as follows:*

> Single Room, Bed & Breakfast, Gala Dinner £210

> Double/Twin Room, Bed & Breakfast, Gala Dinner £125 pp
Costs will be updated nearer the event but can be used as a guide for 2021.

Visit our Reunion page or contact the association for more details.

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Survivors of HMS Naiad on-board HMS Jervis, 9-11 March 1942.  @IWM (A 8389) An Oerlikon gun crew in action on HMS Naiad, December 1941. @ IWM ( A7594) HMS Naiad on Mediterranean Patrol, December 1941  © IWM (A 7592) HMS Naiad on Mediterranean Patrol, December 1941.  © IWM (A 7593) HMS Naiad (C93) survivors on-board HMS Jervis, March 1942.  © IWM (A 8389)

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In Touch

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 or Linkedin. Our gallery is viewable by visiting JAlbum.  

Alternatively, write to us by e-mail at: Facebook LinkedIn Athur Lakeland @ HNA Survivors of HMS Naiad picked up by HMS Jervis. 9-11 March 1942, on board HMS Jervis in the Eastern Mediterranean. @ IWM (A 8389) HMS Naiad on Mediterranean Patrol, 14-Dec-1941  © IWM (A 7592)

The rescued crew of HMS Naiad, 1942

Horace Polhill

 Arthur Lakeland
Ron Pay

 Arthur Lakeland

Capt. Ritchie & Capt. MHA Kelsey, 1941

  “The living owe it to those who no longer
   can speak to tell their story for them.”


HMS Naiad firing in heavy seas. January 1942. © IWM (A 9574)