Can any one tell me if the H.M.S Euryalus association is still active? I noticed the web site has not been updated for a couple of years and when I wrote to an address given on the site my letter was returned.

It seems a sad affair that so many Ship associations go this way, usually because of the lack of input, or attendances at reunions. I have been on some that have fallen by the wayside.

Regards, Chris
The assoc is still active, my father is a member at the age of 83, they have a reunion every year normally in portsmouth, but I know that they are planning a big do in Chathem next year on the anniversary of the keel laying
the address that you need is
MR David Cotton
38 Meon Road
GL55 6TD


Lantern Swinger
Evening all!
My first post on your site!
HMS Euryalus Association is still going strong I'm pleased to say. We've just had the AGM at Bridlington. My Hubby 'Henry' Cotton has been sec for the last 2 years and has resigned due to ill health. I have been elected in his place.
We have the Reunion dinner on Sat 11th Oct at the Royal Maritime Club, Portsmouth, and as somebody has just said, we are planning a big weekend in Chatham next year. June 6th 2009, AGM, Commemoration, and Reunion Dinner.
Web site I hope will be updated shortly, when someone is able to access it.
In the meantime I can be contacted re most things you need to know!
Barbara Cotton
[email protected]
From same source:- Group 1 (Dido,Euryalus,Naiad,Phoebe,Sirius, Bonaventure,Hermoine,Charybdis,Cleopatra,Scylla,Argonaut), were designed with 10 x 5.25 in. Charybdis and Scylla were completed with 8 x 4.5 in. due to non availability of 5.25 turrets. Phoebe and Cleopatra later had "Q" turret removed.
Group 2 (Bellona,Black Prince,Diadem,Royalist,Spartan), were completed without "Q" turret in first instance.
Janes shows a picture of Sirius with three for'ard turrets, and quotes, "Several, including Argonaut, Phoebe, Scylla, now have only 8 x 5.25 in."

....heres me thinking you were on about the Leander class frigate, HMS EURYALUS (F15 - GJLW)!

It was my first ship which I joined on her second commission in 1969 though by that time the RN had commenced 'trickle drafting'.


Lantern Swinger
Anyone interested in the Association, we have a dinner at The Royal Maritime Club Pompey, sat 11 Oct.
2009 -June 6 - AGM, Dinner and C42 launch 70th Anniv: commemoration.
Please pm me for details!
Q turret aftermost on forward deck was removed at John Brown ship yard during 43-44 refit, as there was a shortage of 5,25 turrets for aircraft carriers
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