This month we have replaced the picture gallery with a short video showing the last two Naiad commissions; the Dido-class cruiser and the Leander-class frigate.  The video is dedicated to all those who served aboard both commissions, and was particularly poignant last year, as we commemorated the anniversary of the sinking of HMS Naiad in 1942.

Click here to find out more details about the history of the ship and her commission in the Royal Navy.

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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 as our primary charity.  

Approximately £200 was raised at the annual reunion in Bristol and we will continue to support the Royal British Legion and the fantastic work they carry out, caring for former service personnel.

To find out more visit Friends of John Dalbert or HMS Naiad Facebook groups;  HMS Naiad Association or HMS Naiad Old Shipmates

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 - Kingston Upon Hull

This year’s event will be held in Hull at the Royal Hotel Hull on the weekend of Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October. 2019.   The “Royal” is one of the central landmarks of the city; a Grade ll listed building.

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

Visit the reunion page to view all the details

HMS Naiad (C93) Survivors on-board HMS Jervis  @IWM Hello HMS Naiad on Mediterranean Patrol, 14-Dec-1941  © IWM (A 7592) HMS Naiad on Mediterranean Patrol, 14-Dec-1941  © IWM (A 7593) HMS Naiad (C93) survivors on-board HMS Jervis  © IWM (A 8389)

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