This month’s short picture gallery shows HMS Naiad F39 Leander frigate during her final days, renamed as HulVul and used as a weapons testing vessel.

here to find out more about Naiad’s final days.


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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.

Enjoy your visit and feel free to  contact us.. with comments and feedback.


The Annual Reunion for 2014 will take place on 17th October in London.

The event will be held at the Tara Copthorne Hotel in Kensington and will involve a Saturday Evening Gala Dinner in the hotel’s Bugis Street Restaurant.

Please visit the reunion page to find out more about this year’s event.

Reunion Update
The most recent reunion and AGM was held in Plymouth during October 2013. The minutes of the 2013 AGM can be viewed here.
This year’s reunion will be in London on 17th October at the Tara Copthorne Hotel, Kensington - please visit the
reunion page for more details and be aware that all balances must be settled before end-August.   

Families NewsLetters Far East 1980
During Naiad’s deployment to the Far East in 1980 the crew compiled at least two newsletters that were dispatched back home to family and friends.  Each mess-desk submitted a page or two which contained anecdotes of the trip with a good measure of naval humour and photographs.  The newsletters can be viewed by visiting our gallery.                                                            

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..

BAGSY Baker; BUNGY Edwards, BUNNY Warren; CHATS Harris; DINGER Bell; NOBBY Clarke; PINCHER Martin; RATTLER Morgan; SOAPY Watson; SHARKY Ward; SPUD Murphy; TAB Hunter; TANSY Lee; JOCK (any Scot), TAFF (any Welshman); PADDY (any Irishman); GEORDIE (anyone from Newcastle); YORKY (any Yorkshireman)

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