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.

Henry Smyth Funeral
The Association received the sad news that one of HMS Naiad’s former Ships Company Henry Smyth (D068..) recently crossed the bar. His funeral took place on the 19th January at Worcester Cemetery. Please contact Andy Christie ( at the RNA if you wish to find out more or pass on condolences.

Last year’s reunion was held in London during October at the Tara Copthorne Hotel, Kensington - please visit the reunion page to view a photo gallery of the event. If you wish to attend this year’s reunion in Liverpool please contact the association or visit the website for details of future reunions which are usually posted during spring.  The exact  venue for this year’s reunion is being organised.                     

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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