HMS Durban

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HMS Durban; D Class Light Cruiser of the Royal Navy.  Photographs and History of HMS Durban from her launch on the 29th May 1919 to her scuttling on the 9th June 1944 and subsequent use as a breakwater.

HMS Durban. 

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HMS Durban, 1932.

HMS Durban, King's Birthday.  Contributed by Sandra Meacock.

Officers and Ship's Company, HMS Durban, 1932.

Commodore R.H.O. Lane-Poole, O.B.E., R.N., Commanding South American Division.

HMS Durban was a part of this division.

Some of the crew of HMS Durban at the Corcovada Monument in Rio de Janeiro, 1931.

A children's party on board HMS Durban at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, summer 1932 - 33

General Sanchez Cerro, President of Peru, on board HMS Durban.

Graf Zeppelin at Rio de Janeiro.  Taken from HMS Durban while on a cruise, 1931.

HMS Durban passing through the Panama Canal, March 1932.

South American cruises of HMS Durban, 1931 - 1933

Officers who served on HMS Durban during the commission 1931 - 1933

Commodore R H O Lane-Poole, O.B.E
Commander J C Annesley, D.S.O
Lieutenant Commander R Leeds
Lieutenant Commander A D Lacy
Lieutenant Commander R C Taylor
Lieutenant Commander J F Steemson
Lieutenant Commander F N Craven
Lieutenant A Gray
Lieutenant M W Tomkinson
Lieutenant W F R Segrave
Lieutenant R J L Hammond
Lieutenant D P Dreyer
Commander (E) P E F Walker
Lieutenant (E) W N Onyon
Lieutenant (E) F J Moule
Lieutenant (E) R R Shorto
Captain F B Pym, R.M.
Instructor Lieutenant J H Cooke, BSc
Surgeon Lieutenant Commander G Kirker M.B., B.Ch

Officers who served on HMS Durban during the commission 1931 - 1933

Paymaster Commander A d'O Morse
Paymaster Lieutenant Commander E J Nightingale
Paymaster Sub. Lieutenant E J Webb
Commissioned Gunner F W Darbin
Commissioned Gunner (T) W C Hampton
Commissioned Shipwright J J Cliffe
Senior Master G H Nicholls
Gunner C K Laban
Warrant Engineer R Hegarty
Warrant Engineer W R Corner
Schoolmaster A J B Springall
Midshipman R P G Wilson
Midshipman J A Ievers
Midshipman N G Hallett
Midshipman N E L Baxter
Midshipman G C Newcombe
Midshipman R W B Lacon
Paymaster Midshipman H P J L Appleyard

Men who served on HMS Durban during the commission 1931 - 1933

Asker, A M  Biggs, L W Blake, H G Commons, L
Allen, L T  Barker, J W Bruce, E J Charlesworth, H
Avey, E T  Brown, E E Butt, W A Cobbett, F
Avis, C W Brimley, J J H Benney, C E Copperwheat, D A
Allpress, A Baker, L W Bramley, J H Crawley, W
Allen, C G Barry, D J Benney, L C K Cook, J
Aikman, G L Brooks, J W Bussey, E F Carr, J L F
Allen, T Bracking, R F Bragg, P H Churlish, J W
Allcoat, A E Butcher, E G C Beaumont, H D Collins, R W
Allen, N E Bussell, R Bedford, R H Charlesworth, C E V
Alcock, G A Barton, W Brand, C E Carter, B R
Bishop, E J P Bird, A E Bance, S A Cheer, F
Blackman, A H Brumwell, J R Bothwell, W Cranstone, R J
Burke, W H Blake, S Brett, A J Connor, W
Ball, J Barnes, F G H Butler, F Carroll, W J
Butler, R S Brading, F Blazer, P C Callaway, A L
Butler, F H Binstead, F K J Brown, G A V Cook, J S
Boswood, L Bligh, R Beer, L Carter, W F
Buckler, D Browning, L Barr, J D Cowley, J H
Black, W Brown, R A Bendall, R S G Chandler, P A
Bell, R T Ball, W  Cleaver, E P Carter, W C
Bryant, A J Baylis, C Constable, A E Carter, A
Ballard, D Bell, J Cox, C H Chatfield, H
Burley, H Barry, P Cooper, H W Cullinane, M A
Beel, W C Booth, D Crouch, H A F Copplestone, J J N
Clark, G L Davidson, G F Gearing, H C Hogan, J H
Cole, E T Ellis, S Gilmore, E J Higgs, S
Crundwell, A E East, W M Gossling, A Harris, J
Carey, T J Eatwell, A G F Grace, L W Hughes, J R
Chubbock, G E Evans, J L Gawler, F Holmes, R
Coombes, G E Evans, P J Grant, W E Harrison, S
Cowley, T E Fletcher, C R Gearing, A W Holden, A
Clarke, J H E Freemantle, W T Graham, C Hardin, G A M
Dribden, F Fielder, R W Godfree, H S Hallas, U
Driscoll, H P Finch, W T George, E A Hodson, H
Dewey, K G Fairburn, A R Grant, E H Hammond, A L
Dahler, W Fullick, E W Gould, H W Hill, J F
Davis, E Ford, W F Groves, G E Herriott, A E
Day, H P Fielding, G Garner, F G Habgood, P E
Dunnell, A B Ferris, W A Gardner, J Hayden, W G H
Daniells, A J H Fleetwood, E Hibberd, C F Hannaford, A L
Dewey, L B Friend, J Head, A N Hoare, J J 
Daniels, J Fradley, M Hobbs, A Hayden, WE V
Downes, W H Farren, C E T Hammond, R A Hibbs, F H F
Dale, W E Frampton, A G Hemsley, R Hulme, H T
Dodson, E H Fairman, L J Humphreys, J A Heard, A C
Damen , F G Fenn, A E Hargreaves, R McC Hall, F
Davies, L Goff, B Hibberd, C E Harrop, H
Darragh, J Gray, E J House, C T Hockey, A P
Ives, W J Kemp, A C Moore, W J Miles, F H
James, W Knight, C H Mathews, A C Morrow, T A
Jacobs, W E A Knowlton, E L Mundy, R Morgan, H W
Joy, H C Knight, E Moore, J A Miles, J W
Jones, J N Knight, R Marsling, W C Marks, F H
Jones, T Knight, A E E Murray, L A Murch, G S
Jenner, H Knight, L G Melvin, E J Mitchard, C J
Jones, G W T L Lewis, S H Mills, G S March, C F
Jacobs, E R Louch, G W Marsh, R Mahy, H E
Jones, J E LeMarechal, E J C Mitchell, R A Mace, H J
Johnson, W Locker, L J Macdonald, R McIntyre, J
Jackson, R Lush, G T Manville, C J McGuire, G
Jenkins, F Mitchell, C V C Mair, C D McCormick, S
Kaye, W R Morgan, A H Morgan, J McKinstry, C
Knight, A H Mouat, A Mumford, G McIlwain, W J
Nash, R H Nevill, A E Phillips, H W Peters, S
Newnham, S J Norris, W Pratt, A Page, R J
Nutt, J H Oxenbury, A C Painter, C J Plucknett, R B
Neville, S H Osborne, W J Perry, G A Priest, A
Neller, A J S Oliver, F H Porter, E R Phillips, G P
Newman, R H O'Neil, L E Piper, A A Pocock, W H
Northwood, A Pope, J W Phillips, R G N Pond, W J
Nichols, A E Pickett, A J Phillips, S G Pattison, G A
Norman, E G Piper, E G Pettit, A J Pulford, A H
Parker, T J Reid, E C Rowlands, P Salter, S J
Parham, L F Rees, R A H Russell, E W Sargent, G J
Poingdestre, C H Richards, G S H Raker, H A E Spinks, L A
Potts, J F Reid, J D Reeves, J C Stait, A H
Plimbley, E C Rhodes, C F Richardson, C W Scott, C R
Pearse, W H J Rathbone, G E Stagg, O J Southcott, J C
Petley, R G Roberts, C Street, H E Sleep, T E
Reed, J A Rashleigh, C R Skilling, A F Symes, E C
Rousell, A F Robertson, A Sissoons, F Smith, S M
Regester, P J Rose, G V Scattergood, H Sweatman, R M
Read, T G Randall, V N Scanlon, J Stead, C S
Robins, E G Reynolds, T Smith, H R B  Setterfield, S H
Reeve, S E Reavill, J Stillaway, E A Sheldon, W E
Stanworth, A Skidmore, J Sewell, G W Tryhorn, H J
Sullivan, J T Stokes, J Thompson, A Taylor, A
Sendall, G E Stanyer, W A Tawney, A S E Tonkin, T
Sammels, J W Slack, J Toogood, F T Turner, S
Stead, H W Sidwell, S Thorne, C W Tozer, W L
Smith, W E Stone, W F Turner, L Tribe, W H
Seymour, B M Simms, F Turner, M C Tanner, P C
Shepherd, N P Shawyer, G E Thorne, E A Thompson, A E
Skeet, O J Snock, A W H Thwaite, G A Underwood, P J
Sanderson, G  Sommerton, K W H Treffry, A G  Vine, L J
Stroud, E V Smith, T Terrey, C J Voller, M
Simpson, W J Shingler, G W Tonkin, H H  Vince, A G
Smith, C E Shields, F H Taylor, R A Viney, J W
Stevens, P J Scanmell, M J C Trout, S Walker, F
Willis, W A White, J T Wallis, C Walter, W F P
Whitlock, H Whitehorn, H J White, F W Ward, H C
Williams, C H Waterman, L E Watkins, J S Whatley, E C
Wynne, W Webb, A E Wallen, F Wakeling, G C
Wootton, T J White, F A S Woodcock, R S J West, L
Watt, W H Watts, J Weir, R C Wathall, H
Wilkins, H M S Woodcock, J Watson, F Wild, L
Young, A L Yates, A

Deaths of Crew of HMS Durban, 1931 - 1933.

Ernest H Grant : Marine, P.O.X. 140.  Killed on 14th November 1931 by falling from a train between Santos and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Raymond T Bell : Leading Telegraphist, P/J.37637. Died on 15th July 1932, in the Royal Naval Hospital, Bermuda, as the result of sunstroke.

Stanley E Reeve : Able Seaman, P/J.X.128669.  Killed on 15th March, 1933, in a motor car accident at Valparaiso, Chile.

Roland Leeds : Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy. Died on 28th march, 1933, in Hospital at valparaiso, Chile, following an operation.

William Johnson : Supply Petty Officer, P/M.38276.  Killed on 1st April, 1933, in an aeroplane accident at Iquique, chile.