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.
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
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!
01386438434 [email protected]
See what you mean, have been doing a bit of research on Google!! http://www.cranstonfinearts.co.uk/gdhm1140.htm
This shows her with 3 turrets,some other pics show her with only 2. Will have a chat with some of our members and see if I can clear it up!!
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."
Thanks for all the info. I was trying to get a membership for my old man and had given up, now at least I know who to speak to. I noticed the web site has disappeared now. There's a picture of some of the crew of HMS Euryalus in my old man's photo collection you can see it here.