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.
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..
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.
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The rescued crew of HMS Naiad, 1942
Horace Polhill 1921-2010
Arthur Lakeland Ron Pay
Arthur Lakeland 1915-1973
Capt. Ritchie & Capt. MHA Kelsey, 1941
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