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Battleship histories. Royal naval battleship HMS Warspite. Battleship website dedicated to the history of HMS Warspite from launch to participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of HMS Warspite.

HMS WARSPITE was built at Devonport, Plymouth and launched 26th November 1913, Took part in  the Battle of Jutland. and sustained 15hits and was close to foundering. at the battle of Narvik in April 1940 HMS Warspite to part in the Battle of cape Matapan and in May 1941 took part in the battle of Crete, where is sustained damage by a heavy bomb hit. on the 16th September during the Landings at Salerno, she was hit by a German Glider bomb, she was towed to Gibraltar for temporary repairs and fully repaired at Rosyth in March 1944. In June 1944 she was deployed at Normandy with only three functioning main Turrets, she also took part in the bombardment of Brest, Le Havre and Walcheren. She was sold for Scrap in early 1947, and during the voyage to the Breakers she ran aground at Mounts Bay, and was broken up in situ over the following five years. 

HMS WARSPITE was built at Devonport, Plymouth and launched 26th November 1913, Took part in the Battle of Jutland. and sustained 15hits and was close to foundering. at the battle of Narvik in April 1940 HMS Warspite to part in the Battle of cape Matapan and in May 1941 took part in the battle of Crete, where is sustained damage by a heavy bomb hit. on the 16th September during the Landings at Salerno, she was hit by a German Glider bomb, she was towed to Gibraltar for temporary repairs and fully repaired at Rosyth in March 1944. In June 1944 she was deployed at Normandy with only three functioning main Turrets, she also took part in the bombardment of Brest, Le Havre and Walcheren. She was sold for Scrap in early 1947, and during the voyage to the Breakers she ran aground at Mounts Bay, and was broken up in situ over the following five years. 

(Photograph shows HMS Warspite, HMS Cardiff and HMS Ceres at Malta).

Displacement: 29,700   Speed: 23.0 knots   Compliment: 950 and up to 1,220 in 1918

Armament: Eight 15-inch guns in pairs and fourteen 6 -inch guns.  Two 3 inch Anti Aircraft Guns in 1917, two 4-inch anti aircraft guns.

HMS Warspite, 1918.

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HMS Warspite, 1913.

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HMS Warspite, 1924.

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HMS Warspite, 1934.

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HMS Warspite, 1934.

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HMS Warspite, 1934.

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HMS Warspite, 1934.

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HMS Warspite, 1934.

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HMS Warspite, 1934.

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HMS Warspite, 1939.

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HMS Warspite, August 1943.

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HMS Warspite being broken up at Prussia Cove, April 1949.

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HMS Warspite being broken up, Marazion, October 1952.

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HMS Warspite being broken up, Marazion, October 1952.

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HMS Warspite pictured c.1933.

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HMS Warspite pictured c.late 1920s.

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HMS Warspite serving with the Mediterranean fleet

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HMS Warspite

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HMS Warspite on rocks near Penzance

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HMS Warspite

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HMS Warspite with HMS Barham, HMS Assistance and HMS Volunteer at Genoa, 1920's.

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HMS Warspite

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HMS Warspite.

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HMS Warspite.

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HMS Warspite.

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Crew of HMS Warspite at Malta, c.1930s.

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Charles and Horace Cave with family. One of these men served on HMS Warspite.  (see message board)

Crew members of HMS Warspite 1938Frederick Trudgett , extreme right. Photo supplied by Freda Lally, Frederick Trudgetts daughter.  

Group of crew members of shore leaveFrederick Trudgett, first sailor on left.  Photo supplied by Freda Lally, Frederick Trudgetts daughter.

Photos in this section generously contributed by Stephen Wyles, whose grandfather, George Wyles,  was the Diver aboard the Warspite until the Battle of Crete, where he lost a leg.  If you know any of the people in these photographs, please let us know at OUR MAIL BOX

Some of the crew at the bow of the Warspite.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

More crew of the Warpsite, George Wyles back middle.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

Recovering after the Battle of Crete.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

Recovering after the Battle of Crete.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

Some crew of the Warspite, with George Wyles in the middle of the front row.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

George Wyles on the right.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

George Wyles - Navy diver of the Warspite.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

George Wyles and another of the crew of the Warspite.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

George Wyles recovering in hospital.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

Some of the crew of the Warspite.  George Wyles kneeling, bottom right.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

Crew of the Warspite recovering in hospital after the Battle of Crete.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

George Wyles with two shipmates of the Warspite.  George is in the middle.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

HMS Warspite at Malta.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

Looking out from HMS Warspite.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

Some of the crew of HMS Warspite.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

George Wyles and other crew of the Warspite thanking the nurses who helped them to recover after the Battle of Crete.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

Some crew of the Warspite on deck.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

Some of the crew of the Warspite at Narvik.

Contributed by Stephen Wyles.

HMS Warspite - Sister ships of the Queen Elizabeth Class

HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH 16TH OCTOBER 1913 SOLD FOR SCRAP 19TH MARCH 1948.
HMS VALIANT 4TH NOVEMBER 1914 SOLD FOR SCRAP 19TH MARCH 1948.
HMS BARHAM 31ST OCTOBER 1914 SUNK 25TH NOVEMBER 1941.
HMS MALAYA 18TH MARCH 1915 SOLD FOR SCRAP 20TH FEBRUARY 1948.
 

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CHARLES / HORACE CAVE..  seeking any info on my Great-uncle, either Harold or Charles CAVE - see photo - don't know which brother was which, both now deceased and families lost touch.  Charles emigrated to Canada, Harold last known address Hayling Island.  My grandmother (in the middle, their sister) wrote on the back of the picture "This is my family before I was married..."  (married c. 1923)  Contact Here

Stoker First Class Tom Fraser    My Uncle (Stoker 1st Class C/KX 117336 Tom Fraser, my Dad's brother),  served on the Warspite as a Stoker from early 1941 until April 1943, when he was transferred to HMS Resolution. I recently discovered the collection of 88 well-written wartime letters he wrote to his family at home in Burnley, Lancs. Many of these were written from the Warspite, Mess 48 on Warspite notepaper. He was killed in April 1945 aboard HMS Redmill, exactly a month before his 25th birthday and 10 days before the end of hostilities in Europe. I aim to annotate the letters and publish them as a book. If you have any memories of my uncle Tom, please get in touch. Tom Fraser, Cartmel, Cumbria,   frasertom2@supanet.com 
 
C.R. (SHINER) WRIGHT..  My father served on HMS Warspite during the second world war, not sure of the dates.  He was part of a gun crew on that ship.  On June 1st (2004) he celebrated his 90th birthday and is still going strong.  He still lives in the small village of Irchester, Northants.  Should any old shipmates want to contact him or anyone who has an interest in his knowledge of the ship, please email me, Robert Wright, his son.  Contact Here 

HERBERT (BERT) GILHAM..  My late husband, Herbert (Bert) Gilham served on the Warspite from 19th November 1938 - 10th August 1941.  He was an ordinary seaman 15th December - 31st January 1940, the an Able Bodied Seaman from 1st February.  he was on Guns, and was at Crete.  I am trying to find out what happened to the Warspite after she left the Med.  Did she go through the Suez Canal?  When my husband left the Warspite, he joined HMS Resolution.  Was that in America? and where did he join it?  If anyone known the answers to those questions please get in touch :  Contact here 

CHARLIE TUCKER..  I have recently been told that my uncle Charlie Tucker served and possibly died upon HMS Warspite, so are looking for any information, knowledge of Uncle Charlie.  Phil.   Contact Here 

DANIEL BAKER.  My grandfather served on HMS Warspite during WW2 and I would love to hear from anyone who knew him.  I was in the army when he died in 1986 and never really knew about him.   Contact Here 

PAUL MAGRO..  When I was a boy in Malta, my mother used to say that my uncle Paul Magro was a cook or chef on the Warspite during WW2.  He was either a CPO or PO.  She also said that his son Ignatius also served with him, however I am not sure if he was on the same ship.  Contact Here 

JOHN VALENTINE SIMMONDS..  I've only just come across this site and would like to know if anyone has any information on my Grandad.  His full name was John Valentine Simmonds but most people called him Jack.  He passed away 12 years ago.  He had quite a few funny stories of when he was on the Warspite and it would be nice to hear from anyone who remembers him.  Contact Here 

TED BAXTER..   My great grandfather served on the Warspite in WW2.  If anyone knew him I would like to hear from you.  Contact Stephen Wilson at myonesbiggerthanyours@hotmail.com 

GEORGE DREVER (JOCK).. I would like to hear from anyone who served on the Warspite from about 1938 - 1943.  My grandfather was a gunner on the ship.  He was called George Drever (Jock).  I think he was injured at Solerno or Crete.  He was also at the battle of Narvik.  Contact me at iain@wilkinson429.fsnet.co.uk 

I was looking for a list of the crew in 1942 of the Warspite.  She was in California in the event the US needed some assistance with Japan.  She was berthed at San Pedro California...would like to know dates and crew list.  Some of them came to our home and visited us.  contact here

GEORGE DYKE... My father George Dyke served on the warspite during the latter stages of the 2nd world war, approximatley 1943-1945.  It would be nice to hear from anybody who served with him during this time as he always reminisces about the fond memories of his time served on the "Old Lady".  He will be celebrating his 80th Birthday this year and it would be lovely to be able to get in touch with any of his old ship mates. Look forward to hearing from you.   Alan Dyke (son of George Dyke)   contact here

HAROLD BAILEY...  My late father-in-law Harold Bailey served on Warspite in WW2, as a PO I think, in the main gun turrets and was invalided out of the navy just before the end of the war. The family have one or two photographs. He was very proud of his service. We would be pleased to hear from anyone who knew him and can help us piece together his service. David Boyd.  contact here  

GEORGE PHILLIP HUDSON...  My dad served on HMS Warspite during the second world war as a stoker (engineer), but I am not sure when.  When I was sorting through some old things of his after he died a few years ago I found an HMS Warspite memento, being a metal ladies face powder container that had the HMS Warspite emblem on it.  I also remember seeing a photo of him and some oppo's in tropical uniform when I was a boy and I am sure that was on HMS Warspite.  Unfortunately the photograph has disappeared since then.

Whilst I intend to keep this memento I would like to know if there are ships company records that show when my dad served on the Warspite.  His name was George Phillip Hudson originally from Kent.  Being ex R.N myself I am very proud of my dad as he saw action in WWII but was unable to tell me about some of the things that happened as a boy as it was obviously too painful a memory.  Nevertheless I would like to know when he served on HMS Warspite and found out more about her for my own research.   Regards.  Mark Hudson  CONTACT HERE 

DENNIS RADBOURNE   My father Dennis Radbourne served aboard Warspite as a gunner for quite a while during the war, including when it was bombed and severely damaged off Sicily.  I just saw a program on Discovery about the sinking of a troop carrier in the eastern Mediterranean with a radio control glider bomb,  my father always said that was what was used to bomb Warspite. Has anyone got any info on this?  He passed away in 1996 at the age of 76. Thanks.  Rob Radbouurne  

NORMAN ALEXANDER CRAIG...   I served on HMS Warspite between Sept 1940 until I was wounded on the 24th May 1941 off Crete where we were bombed.  I was in the crew of a twin 4 inch Ack Ack gun which was blown overboard.  I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.   email here

JACK (JOHN) FORREST... 

STEPHEN GIBBONS.... I'm looking for information about Stephen Gibbons who served on the Warspite around the early 1920's. He learnt morse code and became a listener.  Any information would be appreciated, veronica_kinzett@hotmail.com 

GEORGE BIRKWOOD.. My dad, George Birkwood, served on Warspite in WW2 as a Royal Marine and always had a great affection for the old lady and her crew.  He kept a picture of her on his dressing table all this time.  He died, 5th August 2003, after a brief illness and I would love to hear from anyone who knew George either from his gunnery abilities or his singing.  Please email me at gordon.birkwood@btinternet.com

LESLIE FREEMANTLE.. My grandfather served as an ERA on Warspite from 1943-44. He still attends annual Warspite reunions, this year taking place on 10th May in Weymouth. He remembers his time aboard fondly and would love to hear from anyone aboard at this time. Contact me at em_bar_em@hotmail.com 

ARTHUR SWATMAN: My father served on HMS Warspite from Aug 1943 to end of 1944. He would like to know if anyone knows the whereabouts of Petty Officer Lonsdale. My dad used to regularly box with him on board. and seaman Burley, both these men were from the Lincolnshire area. please contact ianswatman@hotmail.com 

ARCHIE MAYES.. I am looking for background information on the death at sea of Leading Seaman Archie Mayes. He died on 19th Feb 1941 while on Warspite. Any details of action or accident on or before that date willbe of great help. Contact me at john.ling@o2.co.uk 

JOE FOGARTY.. My uncle Joe served on HMS Warspite in WW2. From RN Nominal Roll, I have received the following information: DOB: 1915.09.01, DOD: 1948.04.02. Service Unit: Royal Navy, WWII Service Number: JX180868. Enlistment Date: 1940.01.01. Discharge Date: 1944.05.30. I would very much like to hear from anyone who might have information on him. Contact me a at denisn@nbnet.nb.ca 

JOHN EDWARD HILL.. My father John served as Able Seaman on Warspite during the Normandy D-Day bombardments. I believe he was inside the gun turrets firing the big guns. He came from Doncaster and I would like to hear from anyone who knew him. Contact me at cvalder@caci.co.uk 

COMMANDER DESMOND JENKINS: I am trying to find any info about Commander Desmond Jenkins who served on HMS Warspite during WW2. if you can help contact Butch Calderwood at mrbutch@optusnet.com.au 

ENOCH KENT McDIARMID.. My father was a Petty Officer on Warspite for most of WW2, in and out of Malta and at the Salerno landings. He never discussed it afterwards but I have always been proud of his association with the ship. He came from Glasgow and died in 1982. I would like to know if he was on board when Warspite was at the battle of Narvik, can anyone help? Contact me at christinemckendrick@strah.ac.uk 

FRANK CLARKE.. My grandfather served as a Chief Petty Officer on the Warspite in the second world war. He served on 4 ships in the war including the Ark Royal but the Warspite was the one he always talked of. Any memories of him, or information about him would be very welcome. Contact OwnSimpson@aol.com 

JAMES DAYMOND.. My Papa served on the Warspite during WW2, he was a Royal Marine and very proud of his years of service. He died this week and I am very keen to hear from anyone who may have known him. He may have been known as "Jim", "Jamie" or "Jimmy". He was a treasured man who brought much love. He was born in Maryport, Cumbria and later lived in Jarrow, Newcastle. contact charlottethorningcurtis@yahoo,co.uk 

JOHN HANSTOCK.. My father was an AB on HMS Warspite from about 1940 to 1943 when he was invalided out with shell shock. He appeared on a Channel 4 programme entitled "Shell Shock" a few years ago, some of you may have seen it. He passed away in 1999 but I would be glad to hear from anyone who knew him. My father also made a number of drawings of his experiences on board ship, and more recently put pen to paper describing some of the events. 

HENRY LLOYD.. Searching for any information on Henry Lloyd who served on HMS Warspite and the destroyer HMS Lizard. Contact Ginny at ginny@stevebushell.d2g.com 

JOSEPH FRANCIS.. I am looking for information about my uncle whom I never met and have only just been informed of his existence. His name was Joseph Henry Francis and he died in 1943 on HMS Warspite at Salerno, Italy aged about 21. If anyone can give me information I would be grateful. Contact Mike Francis at mikebfrancis@iprimus.co.au 

ARCHY MAYES.. I am researching our War Memorial that has names but no details. Archy Mayes is one of the names. I want to find out what HMS Warspite was doing on the 19th February 1941 when he was killed. He was serving on HMS Warspite and was buried in Ramlah War Cemetery, Palestine. If you can help contact John Ling at john.Ling@genie.co.uk 

JACK PILKINGTON.. My father served on the Admiral's Barge and on HMS Warspite around 1942-44. If any old shipmates remember him and would like to contact him e-mail me at larry.sheila@btopenworld.com 

GEORGE WYLES.. My grandfather served on HMS Warspite as a naval diver, he was injured at the battle of Crete. I would love to hear from anyone who may have known him. Contact me at havealaugh@btinternet.com 

MAURICE NICHOLLS   I am eager to contact anyone who served with Maurice Nicholls on HMS Warspite during WW2. I am not sure of his rank or rating but I think he was a regular and I believe he died in 1972 and was living in Plymouth at the time. If you can help contact Eric Jones, Secretary of HMS Argonaut Association at Ejon5a@aol.com 

                           REPLY :  The email given in the above message seems to be out of date or incorrect.  I am the daughter of Maurice (Nick) Nicholls an I am happy to assist with anyone's queries.  Contact here 

RODERICKE HUGHES.  My father who I never new was a CPO on HMS Warspite during the second world war.  I would be grateful to hear from any surviving crew members who might remember him and have information about him. please contact me.  Laurence Hughes    lah@freeuk.com      Thank you

RONALD ARTHUR HAWES.   My father was onboard HMS Warspite, though sadly no longer with us he always spoke with great affection for the grand old lady. I would be very interested to hear from anybody who knew him on board.    Gary Hawes  at gasandrach@lineone.net 

THOMAS SAMUEL AUSTIN..  Was a CPO on the Warspite during the war. sadly he died in 1992 but I would dearly love to hear from anyone who knew him.  Ianthe Exall. If anybody remembers my Dad, Thomas Austin from Wolverhampton, I would love to hear from them. I think his good friend on the ship was Harvey Davidson?! Ianthe COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, EAST COAST REGION SANBS, TEL.7196504 Exalll@ecr.sanbs.org.za

C O SADLER .. My father the late C O Sadler was signal Bos'n on Warspite 1939 - 40 but fell out with his boss Admiral Cunningham. An odd thing to do. Does anyone know Why?.  Please contact me  Bryan Sadler  at  Bryan.Sadler@btinternet.com

LEONARD SAMUEL FRANCIS.. My Grandfather served on HMS Warspite. If anyone knew him I would love to hear from you. Contact  Paul Francis  at  seiferfan24@aol.com 

LEWIS HAMMOND.  My Grandfather was a Royal marine and served on HMS Warspite from 1939 to 1941. Granddad is no longer with us but I would love to hear from anyone who knew him or has any information which may be of interest. (Photo's etc of Royal marines on board HMS Warspite). contact me. Louise Hammond  at cnorton@bigpond.com 

ERIC SUSSEX. My Grandfather was a CPO on HMS Warspite during WW2, Unfortunately he passed away in 1993, I and my family would be eternally grateful to hear from anyone who may have known Eric Sussex or even better have some pictures of the crew which may include him aboard the Warspite or any information. Contact Richard Olden at olden@onlink.net 

JOHN WALKER: My father served on HMS Warspite from april 1942 to August 1944. Any messages please email me at johntwalker@worldonline.co.uk 


DRAWINGS, POEMS and NOTES. My grandfather was a loader on HMS Warspite during World war One. he was injured during the Battle of Jutland. Not long ago my Grandmother died and amongst her things was a notebook which my grandfather kept. In it are drawings, poem's and notes from many of his shipmates, which are signed by all of them. if anyone wants to know more please email me . Richard Peat at rjpeat@tinyworld.co.uk 

JOHN SEAGROAT. My Uncle served briefly on HMS Warspite. I would like to hear from anyone who may have known him. Contact Donald Shadbolt at Sandon@rusland.freeserve.co.uk