This month’s short picture gallery shows HMS Naiad F39 Leander frigate entering harbour, alongside or at anchor.  

Click here to find out what it was like to serve aboard.

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.

Hong Kong Jenny

The Association has received the sad news that Hong Kong Jenny passed away recently. For those that visited Hong Kong during their time in the Royal Navy they may well remember Jenny leading a side-party of girls who attached themselves to ships when they arrived in Hong Kong, taking over the domestic economy and husbandry of each vessel. They washed and iron, cleaned ship, chipped rust and painted, attended as buoy jumper, and dressed in their best, waited with grace and charm upon guests at cocktail parties.

This year’s reunion will be held Liverpool
Following the success of last year’s London reunion, this year’s event will be held on Friday 16th October at The Liner Hotel in Liverpool. Based on 2 nights bed-&-breakfast, full gala dinner with drinks, the following rates* are available:

Single room, £220*
Double Room, £275*
Twin Room (sharing), £138*

 The £25 non-refundable should be paid by April 30th - Full balance must be paid by August 30th or you will not be able to attend.
*These prices are only for fully paid-up members, anyone wishing to attend who is not a member should add a £40 surplus to the stated
prices. By becoming a member (Membership fee is currently £20) you can avoid the £40 surcharge.

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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