|Title:||The Naval Who's Who 1917|
Unit History: HMS Raleigh
She had a full load displacement of 12,000 tons (light, 9,700 tons), an overall length of 605 feet, and carried a complement of 700 officers and men. She was the only unit of the Hawkins class to be completed with 70,000 shp machinery, and on trials off Isle of Arran on 7-9 September 1920 reached her designed speed of 31 knots at full power of 71,350 shp. At half power, 35,000 shp, she still managed to make 28 knots. After trials the ship proceeded to Devonport for completion as a flagship.
In April 1922, Sir William Christopher Pakenham was Admiral of the Royal Navy’s America and West Indies Station and he designated HMS Raleigh as his flagship. Sir Arthur Bromley was captain of HMS Raleigh. It was through his negligence that the ship was lost. On August 8, 1922, Captain Bromley sped the flagship through a thick fog and ran her aground at Point Amour in Forteau Bay, Labrador. Eleven sailors were drowned in the shipwreck.
The cruiser was a total write-off. The ship remained hard-aground and upright for four years. During this period, she was stripped of all salvageable items and was destroyed with explosives in September 1926.
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Memories of HMS Raleigh
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HMS Raleigh 1962 in 2007
Written by edwardI remember joining Raleigh as if yesterday
sending our civvies home,then the drastic haircut I was given,kit issue and printing your name on everything including your underwear.
Eventually classing up ( 327 class then on to 727) that was part 1 and part 2,the training was great and a laugh at times on the ( Holy Ground ) the parade staff.
Then the passout, no mums and dads allowed then.......on to your branch training.
Then onto my first draft HMS Caesar in Singerpore, the good thing about it was 7 or 8 of my original class went with me.
HMS Raleigh, Training in 1996
Written by Dave BerridgeApril 66 after basic training winning the guard trophy and going on parade, we were made to feel very proud of our early achievements, our PO can’t for the life of me remember his name, walked with two fingers up the rear end, nasty case of piles???? Struggled to keep a straight face cause we all knew what he was going through, anyway he showed tears when we were honour guard.
HMS Raleigh. New entry in 1953
Written by Matt MarriottI remember the wooden seated bus that took us from plymouth station across the ferry to Raleigh. A 16 year old sprog on his first time away from home. My frst 3 mates were Lofty Harris, Tich Evans, and Jan Lockyer. That was May 1953. I never came across them again after training and wonder what happened to them. I contracted an ear problem while doubling round the parade ground doing punishment for lending a mate my spare cap and was put in sick bay which meant my being put back to another division to catch up. I wonder where they are now.
HMS RALEIGH in 1968
Written by sidney dennis mark templePhoto is of entry class at HMS RALEIGH date I joined was 29th Jan 1968 Second from top right is Keith Chapman (who was from SPENNYMOOR Co Durham) Second from bottom right is Martin (aka Alf) Staulder who was from HOUNSLOW LONDON
HMS Raleigh, in 1977
Written by rob (whiskey) walkerleaving home (trauma) - meeting my best mate reggie at raleigh
having a good time at mercury
my first ship - hms sirius - exercise northern wedding 1978 - force 11 huricane - found out i never suffered from sea sickness
just enjoying the life!!! the rest is history!!
Forces Reunited Forum Posts Involving HMS Raleigh
"i’m vicki cross (nee andrews) searching for information on my grandfather who may have been on hms ganges or hms raleigh when he was 15 or over. I know he was on hms zulu in mombasa harbour in 1965 was announced lost in august 1966. My grandfather name is Edward Andrews and was known as Ted or Andy. He was a leadin seaman.He was age 33 years on hms zulu. He was born in 1933 in Kent. He may of been part of torpedo Anti Submarine not know of any information about my grandfather. Does anyone know..."
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"DID YOU SERVE ON HMS RALEIGH BETWEEN THE YEARS OF 1958 - 1960 Between the years of 1958 -1960 we served as WRENS on HMS RALEIGH Torpoint Corrnwall We have always wondered what became of the girls who shared those years with us esp 38 MESS Those girls were: Agnis McCubin Liz Prothro Cyninthia King Enid Cecil Delia Watson Ann Ross Margret Rawston Marguriette Caderay Mary Wright Mary Stewart Isobel Tapp Clarrie Watson Pauline Jones Ruth Maxwell Anne Roberts If anyone who served in the Wrens on..."
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" DID YOU SERVE ON HMS RALEIGH BETWEEN THE YEARS OF 1958 - 1960 Between the years of 1958 -1960 we served as WRENS on HMS RALEIGH Torpoint Corrnwall We have always wondered what became of the girls who shared those years with us esp 38 MESS Those girls were: Agnis McCubin Liz Prothro Cyninthia King Enid Cecil Delia Watson Ann Ross Margret Rawston Marguriette Caderay Mary Wright Mary Stewart Isobel Tapp Clarrie Watson Pauline Jones Ruth Maxwell Anne Roberts If anyone who served in the Wrens..."
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"Hi Rosemarie: I was on HMS Raleigh Jan-December 1960 and I believe I was in Mess 33, but not sure. Some of the girls I remember are Jane Short (Ure) we still stay in touch. Jenny Lunnon, Marion Eggelston. I know some of the other names will come back to me. I worked in the Officer’s Wardroom and was the bookeeper. I moved to the U.S.A. after I left the Wrens in December of 1960 and have lived in Arizona since 1968. I won’t be able to attend a reunion at this time but would love to hear from..."
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"R20 & R21 Class HMS Mercury 1959.. These two classes joned up at HMS Raleigh March 9th/10th 1959. With the exception of Jock Pollock and Eric (Scouse) Potter, of whom I know there whereabouts, does anybody know of any of the others. Names like Nigel Watts, Ian Wright, Johnny Carsey, Bob Moss. Look forward to hearing from somebody Martin Chambers "
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Active From: 1919 - 1922
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