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This website is dedicated to all who served on HMS Cossack and to the Association formed in their memory & for those still alive who served onboard either of the Royal Navy Destroyers: HMS Cossack (L03 or D57).

Her name was made famous by the Altmark Incident in which a boarding party from L03 (The fifth Cossack) took the German ship Altmark and rescued 299 British merchant seaman held captive. She also took part in Russian and Malta convoys, the 2nd Battle of Narvik and played an important part in the sinking of the BISMARCK.


The sixth HMS Cossack, was commissioned in 1945 and went to the Far East, where she remained until 1959, taking part in the Korean War where she served with distinction. She also took part in the Malayan campaign assisting the Army by bombarding targets on shore.


At the last count there were 69 full members, 5 Life members and 5 honorary members. Our objective is to preserve the history of all six ships honoured to bear the name HMS Cossack, and revive the comradeship those who served had during their service in the Royal Navy. Traditional small ship sailors are always close, and they usually maintain that closeness, remembering the good times (and the bad), for all, there were times when they did not see eye to eye with each other, but that is history. They survived it all and happily relive old times at every opportunity.

LATEST NEWS

2020 Reunion Cancelled

HMS COSSACK 2020 REUNION

ROYAL MARITIME CLUB (RMC)

Friday 16th to Sunday 18th April 2021

Reunion Price Includes:-

Accommodation cost includes a carvery on the Friday Evening plus the Gala Dinner

All rooms en suite with hospitality tray and colour TVs,

Facilities include a Swimming pool, sauna & reading areas for guests to use.

Live Entertainment on Gala night

Gala Night Dinner Saturday night including wine and port

Sole use of function suites for AGM, Association Display and Gala dinner

Members rates on bar prices on all drinks

£137.00 per room per night DBB Sup Double (Friday)   £157.00 per room per night (Saturday)

£127.00 per room per night DBB STd Double  (Friday)  £147.00 per room per night  (Saturday)

£76.00 per room per night DBB  Single   (Friday)             £86.00 per room per night  (Saturday)

Gala Dinner Only £36 per person

For those members who would like to stay longer, then please confirm your requirements when booking including whether you want DBB or just BB, there are plenty of eating options within a short walk of the RMC if you arrive Thursday or stay till Monday.

All members should book directly with the RMC, quoting HMS Cossack Association Reunion and the dates. No deposit is required when booking, however they may require your credit card details to confirm booking, payment is then taken on arrival.  In the unfortunate event you’re unable to attend after booking, please let RMC know asap so they can cancel the booking without applying any cancellation charges*. 

Once you’ve made your booking please could you send me an email or telephone me to confirm you have booked on  secretaryhmscossack@outlook.com or  02393 780754 and who you would like to sit with at the Gala Dinner also if you have an food allergies or dietary needs.

There is limited free parking for guest at the Hotel but there is a pay car park opposite the hotel. Charges at the car park are set that RMC guests get 50% off. All you need to do is take the ticket at the car park and get it stamped at reception, then present it back at the car park office. The car park office is open 09.00-17.00 hours. There is also on road parking which needs a on road parking permit that can be purchased at reception, for a cost of £4.50 for 24 hours.

Additional information can be obtained by emailing secretaryhmscossack@outlook.com