Ship’s Company


COSSACK, 1957-1958, Constructor Lt

Abbott. Bud


Adair. W A

Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Imperial Defence College, Commanding Officer , 1951 – 1953, Captain DSO OBE RN, Joined the RN in January 1925. Between 1947 and 1948 was Naval Assistant to First Lord of the Admiralty – Cunningham


COSSACK, 1949, Chief Petty Officer, Chief Ordnance Artificer


COSSACK, 1953, Signalman,

Aldred (Punchy)

1957-1958, Able Seaman                                                  

Aldridge. J I 

1949 – 1950 Lt Cdr.


1945 – 1947 Commander (E) Flotilla Engineering Officer

Alexander. J                      

COSSACK  1958 – 1959 T.O.                                           

Alexander. Peter T              

Served on Cossack, Bulawayo, Birmingham, 1953- 1954, Telegraphist   In RN 1949 to 1956, Died 21st February 2010.

Allan. J  (Darby)           

COSSACK  1958 – 1959 , Leading Seaman                                              

Allchorne. John F              

P/JX282133 –  COSSACK   13.11.46 – 27.9.47, Tel TO.  Joined and left at Hong Kong, Returned to UK by EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND

Allen. T

COSSACK -1952-1954.-Leading Electricians Mate-Died 21 September 2000


COSSACK-1950-1951-Able Seaman TD3-TAS Division

Allwood. Cyril Maurice Fransis

DMX 729103-COSSACK-1946-1947-Leading Wireman-

Association Deputy Standard Bearer until 2005. Died 25.12.

Alston Jack R

COSSACK-1951-1953-Lt Cdr-First Lt

Anderson. Alfred


Anderson. Robert

C/SSX839894 – Served on GANGES, WRANGLER, COSSACK, PEMBROKE, ARTIFEX, PEMBROKE, BIRMINGHAM, NEPTUNE – Sept 1948 – 1956 – served as boy & Ordinary Seaman – Born 07/04/1933, No 2 Mess, Died 6.12.2010

Andrews Fred G

C/JX 359205 – ROYAL ARTHUR, SHRAPNEL (Aberdeen) SCOTIA, ELAND, PEMBROKE, FRANKLIN, PEMBROKE, COSSACK, PEMBROKE -13.7.42 to 22.7.46 – Ordinary Telegraphist, Telegraphist, Acting Leading Telegraphist  (Temporary), Released Class A-Worked for British Rail both before and after H.O. service, Died 24 October 2003


LREM-Left  17 December 1953

Argles. L W

HMS Devonshire, promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President], promotion course, Portsmouth, HMS Wolfshound (destroyer) (Home Fleet), HMS Wild Swan (destroyer) (Mediterranean), RN Barracks, Portsmouth, First Lieutenant, HMS Fury (destroyer), Commanding Officer, HMS Chiddingfold (escort destroyer), HMS President (for special and miscellaneous duties) CO, HMS Vigilant (destroyer) RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory] RN College, Dartmouth [HMS Britannia] Commanding Officer, HMS Lochinvar (RN base, Port Edgar) HMS Cossack HMS President, RN Barracks Chatham 19.4.29 – Retired on 10.06.1961,  Born 18 July 1911,  Died at Camden London November 1986

CBE-10.06.1961-HM’s birthday 61,  DSC-21.08.1945-bombardment of Andamans, MID-03.04.1942-Operation Archery (raid on Vaagso Islands 27.12.41), MID-18.09.1945-Japanese destroyer sunk 05.45



Armstrong. George R

COSSACK-1958-1959-Able Seaman-


COSSACK-1952–Able Seaman-

Ashton. Eric


Ashton. E S


Atkinson. G R M

COSSACK-1949-1951-Leading Telegraphist-

Atterwell. L E

COSSACK-1949-1951-PO Stoker-


COSSACK-1950-1951-Able Seaman RP-No 2 Mess



Aylen. Ian  G



30th Assault Unit, Home Fleet Engineering Officer, MAIDSTONE, MANADON, THEODORE, TYNE

Admiral Superintendent Rosyth Dockyard-November 1946-September 1948.-Commander (E) CB OBE DSC-Flotilla Engineer Officer.  Made Rear Admiral. Died 5 November 2003 Aged 93

Back. P

COSSACK-1954-1955-Ordinary Seaman-



Bailey. Maurice


Bain Gus

COSSACK-1949-1950-Ordinary Seaman-


COSSACK-1957-1958- LSBA-14 Mess

Baker Arthur. L “Pash”

COSSACK-1948-1951-Stoker Mechanic. -Died 2012

Baker. L

COSSACK-1958-1959-SPO (V)-

Ball. “Jonny”

COSSACK-1947-1949–3 Mess


COSSACK-1948–Leading Seaman-

Banham. K

COSSACK-1958-1959-Ordinary Seaman-

Barber. J

COSSACK-1958-1959-Leading Seaman-




COSSACK-1949-1950-Boy Seaman-

Barker. A


Barlow. Leslie


Boy Seaman 1947 , Yangste incident, Korea, Fleet Reserve-1947 – 1957, Died 29 November 2006 aged 74

Barnard. A. E.

COSSACK, 1947, 1950, Able Seaman,


COSSACK, 1957, 1958, M(E),

Barratt. G.G.

COSSACK, 1946, 1947, Able Seaman,

Barrett. T.

COSSACK, 1958, 1959, Petty Officer,

Barrett. W (Bill)

COSSACK, 1948, 1951, Stoker,

Barrett W.

CSKX870497, COSSACK, CROSSBOW, , , Stoker Mechanic, Joined RN 1947 and left 1952. Living in Australia.(2012)

Barrett. William

COSSACK, Stoker, Joined RN 1949 and left 1952

Bartholomew  F. W.  (Bill)

C/JX795529, COSSACK, 1947, 1948, Ordinary Seaman, Transferred to Supply  (Victualing) to become a caterer. Boatswains Mate/Tanky. Later became RN Recruiting Officer for Lincoln area. Set up Association website in 1999 which has won two awards. Died 24 March 2007.

Bartlett.  Frederick William George

COSSACK, Electric Branch, Made Commander. Died  27 July 2002 aged 88

Bartlett, H. J.

COSSACK, Feb 51, 1951, Lt Cdr DSC, Flotilla STASO. At ‘ETHELl MOLLER’ incident 12.5.1950

Bartley Dave

COSSACK, 1947, 1950,

Barton Fred. H.

COSSACK, 1951, 1953, Able Seaman, Died 4 March 2009.

Barton Fred “Dick”

C/SSX 837799, COSSACK, CLEOPATRA, 1947, 1954, Able Seaman RC2, Joined RN 1947 and left in 1954

Barton. N.

COSSACK, 1958, 1959, E.A. 1,

Batchelor. D.

COSSACK, 1958, 1959, M (E),

Batchelor. Edward (Ted)

COSSACK, 1951, 1954, Able Seaman, Quarterdeck football team 1952, Died 1988

Bate. L.J.

COSSACK, 1956, 1959, M.(E) 1,

Bath. G. R.

COSSACK, 1957, 1958, EA4,

Batty. John.

GANGES, COSSACK-1948 -1949-1951- Telegraphist-Lived in Brisbane, QLD Australia. Died 3 October 2007 in a nursing home in Blackpool UK. His wife Joy died in 1994.

Baxter  (Big Jim)

COSSACK 1957 1958 Petty Officer

Beavis  (B)

COSSACK 1957 1958 Ordinary Seaman

Beckham. Ronald

COSSACK 1949 1951 Stoker Bedding COSSACK 1946 1947 Able Seaman

Begg.  Donald. Coates

MX 502005, VICTORY 27.04.43 – 29.07.43, SALOR (MCF) 30.07.43- 22.12.43, ORLANDO (Anguilla) 23.12.4 –16.04.44, ORLANDO (Anguilla) 1.10.44 -22.2..45, EAGLET (Anguilla) 1.4.45-5.7.45, EAGLET (Anguilla) 16.9.45- 26.10.45, EAGLET (Anguilla) 9.2.46-18.2.46, VICTORY 1.7.46-25.7.46, GOLDEN HIND 30.7.46 , 29.7.43, GOLDEN HIND (LEWES) 22.12.43-15.4.44, GOLDEN HIND 30.9.44-21.2.45, COSSACK (TYNE) 31.3.45-4.7.45,COSSACK (TAMAR) 15.9.45-25.10.45,??????????? 8.2.46-17.2.46, VICTORY 30.6.46-24.7.46, 29.7.46, 19.12.46, ERA, Released, From Stockton on Tees

Begg. V.C.

COSSACK, 25. 8. 1950, 12 .11. 1951, Captain DSC RN, Commanding Officer


COSSACK, , 1953, Stoker Mechanic, Ran the 1 ½ mile race for the ship

Bickley. J.

COSSACK, 1958, 1959, Able Seaman,


COSSACK, 1946, 1947, Leading Wireman

Bishop. John. W (Bish)

C/SSX 849613, ROYAL ARTHUR, PEMBROKE 25.2.48-28.4.48, ZEST 2.6.49- 27.6.49, PEMBROKE 15.7.49-7.11.49, BICESTER 7.3.50-2.5.50, BICESTER 26.5.51-19.11.51, PEMBROKE 22.5.52-8.8.52, TAMAR 17.10.53- 7.11.53, COSSACK 18.1.55-14.5.55, PEMBROKE, 27.4.48-1.6.49, FULMAR 26.6.49-14.7.49, FULMAR 6.11.49-6.3.50, PEMBROKE 18.11.51-21.5.52, GORREGAN 7.8.52-16.10.53, DALSWINTON 6.11.53-17.1.55, PEMBROKE, 13.5.55-17.6.55, 1.5.50- 25.5.51 Ordinary Telegraphist, Telegraphist, Leading Telegraphist, Discharged to RFR,


COSSACK, 1954, 1955, Midshipman RNVR,

Blades. Len  “Razor”



1949, 1951, Able Seaman,  TD3  to Belfast


COSSACK , 1953, , POEL,

Bloom. A.

COSSACK, 1958, 1959, T.O.,

Bloom. A.A.B.

COSSACK, 1958, 1959, Ordinary Seaman,

Bloomfield. N.

COSSACK, 1958, 1959, Able Seaman,

Blount. Alan.

C/SS946037, Joined RN Nov 1954, VICTORY Jan 1955, OCEAN June 1955, COSSACK Jan 1957, CHATHAM DOCKYARD, BIRMINGHAM Jan 1959, Left RN Dec 1958, Able Seaman, Captains Boat Crew


COSSACK, 1953, 1954, Leading Signalman,


COSSACK, 1957, 1958, Leading Seaman,

Boardman. J.

COSSACK, 1958, 1959, Ordinary Seaman,

Bodell. K.A.

COSSACK, 1946, 1947, Able Seaman,

Boland. M.

COSSACK, 1958, 1959, T.O.,


COSSACK, , 1953, POSM, Ships diver


COSSACK, , 1953, CPO,


COSSACK, 1957, 1958, M(E), –

Bowden. I.R. (Rodney)

COSSACK, ZAMBESI, SURPRISE, PRESIDENT, VICTORIOUS, LLANDAFF, ENDURANCE, NORFOLK, MERCURY, 1953, 1955, Lt Cdr. Navigating Officer, Staff navigating officer to Captain (D), Served a period as Commander HMY Britannia. Made Captain RN LVO Died 2004

Bower. F.

COSSACK, 1958, 1959, L.E.M.,

Bowles C. “Pop”

COSSACK, Onboard 8.3.46?, Boys  Jim,  COSSACK , 1957, 1958, Able Seaman,

Bradburn. Frank John

IMPREGNABLE, EMPEROR OF INDIA, EAGLE, WOLFHOUND, BULLDOG, ASHANTI, WANDERER, COSSACK, PEMBROKE BARRACKS, OSPREY, ST ANGELO, NEPTUNE, 1949, 1951, Petty Officer DSM TAS1, TAS Division, Died 21 March 2005 aged 92. Joined the RN in 1927 and served until 1953. Whilst serving onboard WANDERER as a leading Seaman HSD Wanderer found and sunk U-523 in August 1943 and U-305 on 17 January 144 – both in the North Atlantic.  Was awarded the DSM by King George VI at Buckingham Palace. Frank was Flotilla TASI onboard COSSACK from 1949 to 1951.  Due to leave the Navy in 1950 but was retained for an extra 18 months for the Korean war. On leaving the ship Captain V.C. Begg – Captain D- offered rank the manager’s job at a mineral bottling plant in Hong Kong; Frank declined.

Bradburn. John “Dasher”

926683, COSSACK 1955 – 1956, Submarines: CHEVIOT, STALKER, AUROCHS, ALDERNEY, Stoker ME1, Joined RN 1953 and left 1964. Living in Lower Broadheath (2012)

Bradby  D. J.

COSSACK, 1957, 1958, Lt,

Brady. T.

COSSACK, 1958, 1959, Able Seaman,

Braun F. “Buster”

COSSACK, , , , 6 Mess

Brennan. J.

COSSACK, 1958, 1959, Able Seaman, Ship’s Butcher. Buried at sea after drowning during the trip from shore to ship at Kadat. N. Borneo

Briggs. Arthur

COSSACK, , 1949, ,

Brind. A.

COSSACK, 1958, 1959, Ordinary Seaman,

Brines. J.

COSSACK, 1945, 1946, Able Seaman,

Bristow. C.

COSSACK, 1950, 1951, Mech. 3,


COSSACK, 1954, 1955, Signalman, Ran the long distance events in the Squadron Athletics in 1954

Britten (Brit)

COSSACK, 1957, 1958, Able Seaman,


COSSACK, 1957, 1958, L.M.(E),

Brooksbank (Jock)

COSSACK, 1957, 1958, Mechanican, Came from Malta

Brown. E.H.

COSSACK, 1947, 1949, Able Seaman, Died 16 October 1998

Brown Henry Moffat,  


Brown. J.

COSSACK, 1958, 1959, R.O.,

Brown. P.

COSSACK, 1958, 1959, T.O.,

Brown. T.

COSSACK, 1954, 1955, REM 1, -Lives in Canada

Browning. H.W.S.

COSSACK, August 1945, 1946, Captain DSO OBE RN, Commanding Officer

Bruce-Gardyne. K. P.  

COSSACK, 1955, 1956, Lt , Made Commander RN

Budd. A. F. ‘Billy’

COSSACK, 1958, 1960, MEM1, Married Kathleen (Died 1957) Had four children Remarried to May. Died 6 March 2008

Buller. R.F.

COSSACK, , , Lt, Flotilla Communications Officer

Busby. Alexander  

P/K931274, Naval Base Portsmouth, COSSACK, ME1, Joined RN 1953 and left 1957. Living in Burton on Trent (2012)

Bryant. Jim

COSSACK, 1947, , CPO,

Bryant. Philip.D

St GEORGE (Isle of Man), BLACK PRINCE, DRAKE, PEMBROKE, GANGES, PADSTOW BAY, SHEFFIELD, BROADSWORD, COSSACK, June 1942-Nov. 1953, 3 years, June 1955, Boy 2nd Class, Boy 1st Class – Acting Leading Seaman, Petty Officer (RC1), Met Beryl his future wife. She was the daughter of one of the instructors. Returned to UK for discharge after 12 years. Died 25 June 2006.

Buck. Norman.

C/JX151923, GANGES, DRAGON, ASHANTI, ASHANTI, HALCYON, NIGER, MEYNELL, TRACKER, EXCELLENT, FULLERTON, GANGES, MANXMAN, TAMAR, COSSACK, Reserve Fleet Harwich, BROADSWORD, PEMBROKE, Boy, Ordinary Seaman, Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Petty Officer (AA2), Captain of the Quarterdeck, Petty Officer (AA2), Discharged to shore, At THETIS disaster, Dunkirk evacuation, Russian convoys, Instructor, Returned to UK on the Troopship ‘Dunena, Died 9 January 2008 and buried at Dovercourt

Budd.  A.

E/SK946476, COSSACK, 1958, 1959, M (E),

Budd. A. F.  (Billy)

COSSACK, 1958, 1960, MEM1, Died 7.3.08

Burke (Lofty)  

COSSACK, 1957, 1958, Leading Seaman,

Burn. A.  

COSSACK, 1954, 1956, Able Seaman,

Burns. George (Ginger),

JX377678, GANGES, PEMBROKE: FERRET (DIANELLA), HANNIBAL, NILE, FERRET, FERRET, PEMBROKE, PEMBROKE IV, (COSSACK): COSSACK, PEMBROKE, 9 Nov 42, Ordinary Seaman, Able Seaman, National Service Grade Card Reg No. NWZ 11888 dated 18 Sep 42. War Gratuity Form S.1599 completed at HMS Pembroke No. 46257 dated 25 May 46, states that George Burns service was from 9 Nov 42 to 21 May 46,with a final release date of 16 Jul 46. Certificate of Service Form S.459 completed at Chatham Port No. JX377678 dated 9 Nov 42, states that George Burns engagement was entered under NS (AF) Act 1939.Died February 2008.


COSSACK, 1950, 1951, Gunner 2 Mess,


COSSACK, 1958, 1959, Lt, Hockey Team

Burton. Alf. H

SSX771106, COSSACK, CAVALIER, ANSON, CHEQUERS, LCT 4037, 1947, 1950, Able Seaman, B Gun, Bosuns Mate. On leaving the RN he went to Canada where he worked in the mines for 5 years. Returned to the UK and got married before moving to New Zealand for 10 years. Died 24 June 2010, Left wife and two daughters


COSSACK, 1957, 1958, M(E),

Busby Alexander

COSSACK, 1953, 1957, Stoker,

Butler. Colin

COSSACK, 1954, 1955, Leading Sick Bay Attendant,

Buxton. Lewis

COSSACK, , 1949, ,

Bye. George Ernest

C/JSX836733, MY 2248, BRAMBLE 1949, ALERT 1954, COSSACK 1956, 1950, Boy Seaman. Ordinary Seaman 1950., X Gun sweeper. Y Gun trainee and boats crew.  Chiefs’’ messman, Boys Mess/ 3 mess

Byles. A.R. COSSACK, 1955, 1956, Able Seaman,



COSSACK 1947 Boy Seaman Left Southampton 2 April 1947 on troop ship STRATHNAVER arriving in Hong Kong three weeks later.

Cahill. D  

COSSACK 1947-1949 Able Seaman 3 Mess Chief Constable

Cain. Peter John  

COSSACK 1949-1951 Leading Signalman ROWENA TRIUMPH Died  17 January 2009 Was a Sea Cadet before joining as a Bounty Boy at the age of 16 and left the RN in 1953 to marry Joyce who he met on a blind date whilst on leave. After the RN he worked in insurance for Friends Provident in London and Dorking  


COSSACK 1951 Sight setter  

Caley. David G.

COSSACK 1944? Lt First Lt on first commission. Died in early 60’s

Campbell. P.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 M (E  

Cambridge. Hughie

COSSACK 1950-1951 Able Seaman TD3 TAS Division


COSSACK 1948 Ordinary Seaman

Camp-Jermyon G.


Campling. R. W.  

COSSACK 1953-1955 Petty Officer M(E)    

Carbury. P.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 CPO  

Card Roger. J.

PJ/944343 COSSACK 1957-1958 Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman Passed away August 2016 after suffering a heart attack and massive stroke which left him paralysed down one side.

Carlise  C.S.  

COSSACK 1957-1958 Sub Lt

Callan. R.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Able Seaman

Carpenter ‘Chippy’  

COSSACK 1954 Petty Officer Killed in a motorcycle accident in the UK  

Carter ‘Nick’  

COSSACK 1950-1951 Able Seaman TD2 TAS Division


COSSACK 1957-1958 Petty Officer Telegraphist

Carter. F.G.  

COSSACK 1951-1953 Lt Cdr Commissioned Gunner. Died 2001  


COSSACK 1954-1955 Leading Seaman

Casey George  

1945 Boy Seaman COSSACK Dec 1947-1949 Jan 1950 Acting Leading Seaman Other ships include FORMIDABLE VENERABLE VENGENCE HARRIER DRYAD TRIUMPH COCKATRICE Dec.1954 Discharged to RFR Following discharge worked as a telecommunications engineer. Lived in Dunure Ayrshire. Wife Jean Died of heart attack 27 December 2003  

Caswell. J.S

P/JX 181992 GANGES 12.2.40-31.3.40 Boy 2nd Class IMPREGNABLE 1.4.40-4.7.40 St GEORGE 5.7.40-27.9.40 St GEORGE 28.9.40-29.1.41 Boy 1st Class VICTORY 30.1.41-6.2.41 QUEEN ELIZABETH 7.2.41-12.4.41 JERVIS 13.4.41-10.1.42 JERVIS 11.1.42-10.5.43 Ordinary Seaman JERVIS 11.5.43-12.10.43 Able Seaman VICTORY 13.10.43-19.1.44 VERNON 20.1.44-3.4.44 VICTORY 4.4.44-9.10.44 BRIDLINGTON 10.10.44-5.11.44 BRIDLINGTON 6.11.44-8.12.44 Acting Leading Seaman (Temp.) VICTORY 9.12.44-10.6.45 VICTORY 11.6.45-29.6.45 P & RT1 2nd Class FLYCATCHER MONAB9 30.6.45-31.7.45 Mobile naval air base support un NAB ROCK 1.8.45-5.11.45 SIMBANG 6.11.45-5.11.46 Leading Seaman (Temp) SULTAN 6.11.46-19.11.46 TAMAR 20.11.46-20.11.46 TAMAR 21.11.46-21.12.46 Leading Seaman COSSACK 22.12.46-25.10.47 VICTORY 26.10.47-17.2.48 DOLPHIN 18.2.48-8.6.48 THESEUS 9.6.48-9.9.48 DOLPHIN 10.9.48-20.6.49 VICTORY 21.6.49-6.8.49 VICTORY 7.8.49-6.8.50 Acting Petty Officer PTI (31.11.49) VICTORY 7.8.50-25.10.50 Petty Officer ARIEL 26.10.50-4.1.52 VICTORY II 5.1.52-31.1.52 VICTORY IV (JSSL) 1.2.52-2.9.54 VICTORY 3.9.54-10.10.54 C.S. Expired Died  January 2013    

Cavender. James Dennis

MX727739 ROYAL ARTHUR 30.10.44-14.11.44 Assistant Cook DUKE 15.11.44-19.12.44 PEMBROKE 20.12.44-12.8.45 Rated Cook  (S) 30.8.45 COSSACK (Pembroke) 13.8.45-15.10.45 COSSACK (Tyne) 16.10.45-30.6.46 COSSACK 1.7.46-8.10.46 PEMBROKE 9.10.46 Born 17 March 1926 in Greenwich and was a baker by trade


COSSACK 1957-1958 Able Seaman

Chalton. C.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 E.A. 1    

Champ. W.C.  

COSSACK 1950-1951 Boy Seaman

Champney. Mike  

COSSACK 1952 Sub. Lt Transferred to submarines ARTEMIS TRESPASSER SENTINEL ANDREW AUROCHS ALARIC – C.O. ORPHEOUS – C.O. Made Lt Cdr Died aged 71 4 September 2004  

Chang. Mr Jim  

COSSACK 1950-1951 Mess Boy About 60 years old. Stokers Mess

Chan Sai Hung  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Leading Steward

Chang Yi  

COSSACK 1957 Mess Boy

Chappell C.P.  

COSSACK 1956-1957 Mechanical 1st Class

Chapple R.  

COSSACK 1947 Boy Seaman


COSSACK 1957-1958 Lt

Cheng Kim Wan  

COSSACK 1957-1959 Cook (S) Chinese L.E.P.

Cheng Wong  

COSSACK 1957-1959 Cook (S) Chinese L.E.P.


COSSACK 1957-1958 Petty Officer  

Chesson. E W  

COSSACK 1951-1954  Leading Seaman Died 16 May 2000    

Cheung Kwong Kwok

COSSACK 1957-1958 Steward Chinese L.E.P.


COSSACK 1954-1955 E. A Sprinter in the 1954 Squadron Athletics

Child. Barry  

COSSACK 1957-1958 Able Seaman

Childs. A. J.  

COSSACK 1955-1956 Leading Seaman Senior winner in the RN Boxing. Colony Championship Holder  

Chuter. B.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 R.O.        

Chu Yu Tse  

COSSACK 1957-1958 Dhoby No 1 Unofficial Chinese

Chung Shue Hing  

COSSACK 1957-1958 Sew-Sew No1 Unofficial Chinese

Chung Yen Sing  

COSSACK 1957-1958 Sew-Sew No2 Unofficial Chinese

Clark. J.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 L.M. (E)      

Clark. J.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Shpt 2  

Clark ( Nobby)  

COSSACK 1957-1958 REA1


COSSACK 1954-1955 Senior. Mechanic Came 2nd in the 3 mile race in the Squadron Athletics during 1954

Clayton. Ivan

C/JX843006 COSSACK ?  1947 Petty Officer ADAMANT CHEVIOT BRUSE CHEVIOT COSSACK 1960 Joined RN 1948 and left 1960  


COSSACK 1953 Yeoman


COSSACK 1955-1956  


COSSACK 1954-1955 Able Seaman Played football for RN

Colebrook. R  

COSSACK 1951-1954  Leading Telegraphist Died 22 June 1995

Coleman. J. (Speedy)  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Ordinary Seaman


COSSACK 1957-1958 L.M.(E)    



Collins (Jumper)

COSSACK 1955-1956

Collinson. J.D.H. (Known as Hearne-Collinson)

COSSACK 1944-1946 Mid/Sub.Lt

Cook. Fred.

JX916820 Victoria Barracks 1.7.52-17.7.52 INDEFATIGABLE 18.7.52- PEMBROKE 3.12.52-27.8.53 SAVAGE 28.8.53-6.6.54 PEMBROKE 8.6.54-7.7.54 BIRMINGHAM 8.7.54-18.7.55 PEMBROKE 19.7.55-5.12.55 VERNON 6.12.55-18.1.56 OSPREY 19.1.56-14.3.56 PEMBROKE 15.3.56-25.4.56 GRENVILLE 26.4.56-28.8.57 VERNON 29.8.57-18.10.57 OSPREY 19.10.57-10.12.57 VERNON 11.12.57-10.6.58 COSSACK 11.6.58-24.2.59 Leading Seaman VERNON 25.2.59-6.9.60 GANGES 7.9.60-7.12.60   ROYAL ARTHUR 8.12.60-9.12.60 GANGES 10.12.60-26.3.61  VICTORY 27.3.61-7.7.61  Invalided out.      

Cook. M. S.  

COSSACK 1955-1956    

Cook. Michael

CSSX883270 COSSACK Yeoman of Signals CONSTANCE TRIUMPH Joined RN 1950 and left 19    

Coomer. R.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 M (E)    


COSSACK 1954-1955 Stoker Mechanic    


COSSACK 1957-1958 Petty Officer Elect.

Cooper. Fred. W.

C/KX859872 ROYAL ARTHUR 28.9.48-22.11.48 Stoker RALEIGH 23.11.48-22.3.49 PEMBROKE 23.3.49-20.4.49 TRIUMPH 21.4.49-27.8.49 TRIUMPH 28.8.49-10.11.50 Stoker Mechanic NEPTUNE 17.1.51-25.2.52 PEMBROKE 26.2.52-17.3.52 CAMPANIA 18.3.52-1.6.54 CAMPANIA 2.6.54-10.6.54 CAMPANIA 11.6.54-16.7.54 Acting Leading Stoker Mechanic PEMBROKE 17.7.54-21.7.54 NEPTUNE 22.7.54-16.8.54 PEMBROKE 17.8.54-7.11.54 RUSSELL 8.11.54-21.3.55 RUSSELL 22.3.55-10.5.55 Acting LM (E) PEMBROKE 11.5.55-2.6.55 COSSACK 3.6.55-10.6.55 COSSACK 11.6.55-25.8.56 LM(E) CHEVIOT 26.8.56-29.11.56 PEMBROKE 30.11.56-22.1.57 CHEQUERS 23.1.57-7.3.57 JUPITER 8.3.57-13.6.57 STALKER 14.6.57-13.2.58 PEMBROKE 14.2.58-20.2.58 LM(E) Discharge by purchase Joined RN 1948 and left 1958. Living in Farnborough Hants (2012)

Cooper. William Thomas

CJX 612517 IMPREGNABLE 1943 Signalman. Douglas Isle of Man 1944 Chatham Barracks NILE (camp in Alexandria) CROOME Chatham Landing craft COSSACK 1945-2.6.46 TERROR 1946 FORMIDABLE 1946 Joined Cossack from Chatham Barracks whilst she was being built at Vickers Yard. Was the signalman and lived in digs at Wallsend.   Onboard for maiden voyage to Malta via Gibraltar. Work up was carried out in Sliema Creek and the Med. Then through Suez to Singapore and Hong Kong. Was part of Task Force 57 when the Atom bombs were dropped   Left Cossack  2 June 1946 taking passage in Formidable for the UK via Singapore and Ceylon   Demobilised 1946.   Entered the 1948 Olympic Cycle Road Race in Royal Windsor Park.   Became Export Director for security lock and hardware company and spent the next 20 years in the Middle and Far East. Retired in 1990   Born 1925. Lives in Shaftsbury Dorset ( 2018)        

Corser. J.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Able Seaman    


COSSACK 1957-1958 LEM    

Coulstock. Ronald Fredrick  

COSSACK 1946-1947 Leading Seaman    


COSSACK 1955-1956 Leading Signalman    

Cousins. George  

COSSACK 1948? Lt In 1948 dived over the side to rescue Jennie from the side party when her sampan got crushed between HMS CONSORT and COSSACK.  The other two members of the side party were killed.    


COSSACK 1950 Telegraphist  

Cowburn. Ivan Henry

C/SKX870499 COSSACK 20.9.40-18.11.51 ME1 1949 to 1952, stoker mechanic    

Cox. F.E.  

COSSACK Able Seaman Involved in the Ling-Young Affair    

Cox. G.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Leading Seaman    

Craddock. Frederick.  R

C/SSX889628 ST KITTS GANGES 1950-1951 COSSACK 1954-1955 Able Seaman WIZARD 1956-1958 Gunner Joined RN 1950 and left 1959. Living on Gold coast Queensland Australia. (2012)    

Craft. A.J.  

COSSACK 1954-1955 Petty Officer Cook (S)


COSSACK 1958-1959 CPO

Crangle. J.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Able Seaman  


COSSACK 1954-1955 Lt Commander

Crawford (Biscuit)  

COSSACK 1951-1954 Able Seaman TAS Member of hockey team

Crawshaw Stan  

COSSACK 1953-1954 Warrant Officer/Lt? MEON SUVLA LOCH FYNE BATTLEAXE and a number of shore establishments. Electrical radar specialist. Served in RN until 1967


COSSACK 1950-1951 Able Seaman

Cresswell. Colin.  

COSSACK 1952-1953 Leading Stoker Mechanic VANGUARD PEMBROKE He joined the Navy in 1950 and trained as a Stoker at HMS Raleigh, serving on the Cossack in 1953. His rating on discharge, in December 1957 was Petty Officer Engineering Mechanic. Died 24 February 2017 aged 84

Croft. John  

COSSACK 1953-1955


COSSACK 1954-1955 Able Seaman

Crosbie. A.G.F.  

COSSACK 1953-1955 Lt Made Commander OBE RN Died on 2nd April 2020.   Twin of Allen and brother of Anne Crocker.   Married to wife Rosemary for 67 years. Father of John and Susan Webborn (divorced).  Grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather.     Commander Crosbie served in Cossack (D57) as a Lieutenant 1953-55 and had been a member of our Association since 1996.  

Crossland  (Butch)  

COSSACK 1957-1958 Able Seaman


COSSACK 1953 CERA Mentioned in dispatches    

Cunnane Tom  

COSSACK 1957-1958 Able Seaman


COSSACK 1950 CPO Telegraphist

Cushion. Fred.G.

C/SSK869883 COSSACK 1951-1954 Able Seaman Died 1 June 2005.  His wife died a week later. Also served on King George V and left the Navy in 1956. He worked as a farm worker, long distance lorry driver and for British Airways Helicopters.  Had three children





COSSACK 1957-1958 Able Seaman    

Dale. C.A.  

COSSACK 1957-1958 Ordinary Seaman      

Dalton. L.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 L.M.(E)      

Damerell. D.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Able Seaman         

Darby. Allan  

COSSACK 1952-1954    

Dassow. A.  

COSSACK 1958-1959  Leading Seaman    

Davenport. Maurice  Robert.  (Bob)  

ROYAL ARTHUR August 1945 COSSACK 1946-1947 Stoker Mechanic Demobbed  March 1948 Worked for Daily Express and CAA. Played football for Brentford B Team Born  30 July 1927 Married Gladys in 1950. She died in 1992 Died 10 February 2007. Survived by three daughters (  Sue, Carol, Anne)  7 grand- children and 4 great-grandchildren  

Davidson. G.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Able Seaman    

Davidson. Mick.

COSSACK 1949-1951 Stoker Mechanic After the RN he worked at ICI in Middlesborough working his way up to manager level until he has to retire on being diagnosed with asbestosis. Died May 2013 leaving Step Daughter June    

Davies C.  

COSSACK 1957-1958 M(E) Member of hockey team  

Davies. Dillwyn Morgan  

COSSACK 1945-1947 Writer Died July 2010. Dillwyn Morgan Davies served in HMS Cossack (D57) from 1945 to 1947 as Flotilla Staff   Writer On his ‘demob’ he returned home to Wales and moved to Pembroke where he met his wife Peggy.   He eventually took up teaching as a career, retiring in 1991 after 40 years, the last 20 years of which were spent as headteacher of two local schools.   He was well respected in the communities of Pembroke and Pembroke Dock having become a councillor in 1964.   He was elected Mayor of Pembroke on four separate occasions and was still a serving councillor at the time of his death in July 2010. Although he was unable to travel to Association reunions, he enjoyed reading the anecdotes published in the newsletter and the ‘Lighter Side’ tales were often used in the talks he gave to the various organisations with which he was connected. He was predeceased by his wife in 2009 and leaves three daughters.

Davies. I  

COSSACK Died June 1994

Davies. (Len) L.W.  

COSSACK 1945-1946 Telegraphist Died 26 January 2003    

Davies. R.S.  

COSSACK 1950-1952    

Davis (Professor) J. O.  

COSSACK 1957-1958 ERA    

Day. Jim  ‘Happy’

JX912307 GANGES WIZARD COSSACK 1947-1949 Stoker Fell overboard at Shanghai and rescued by ship’s whaler. CHEVIOT AURIGA THERMOPYLAE AMPHION ANCHORITE Joined RN 1952 left 1964 as LRO (T). Living in West Australia. (2012)    

*Dearing. Robin Peter

C/J945288 Victoria Barracks 12.10.54-17.10.54 Junior Seaman OCEAN 18.10.54-3.4.55 PEMBROKE 4.4.55-17.6.55 COSSACK 18.6.55-28.10.55 COSSACK 29.10.55-25.8.56 Ordinary Seaman CHEVIOT 26.8.56-29.11.56 PEMBROKE 30.11.56-17.2.57 Able Seaman DRYAD 18.2.57-4.3.57 ROYAL ARTHUR 5.3.57-9.5.57 DRYAD 10.5.57-25.7.57 DRYAD 26.7.57-1.10.57 RP BELLERPHON 2.10.57-1.1.58 VICTORIOUS 2.1.58-21.1.60 DRYAD 22.1.60-4.8.60 DRYAD 5.8.60-12.9.60 RP 2 GRAFTON 13.9.60-12.7.61 PEMBROKE 13.7.61-16.10.61 LOWESTOFT 17.10.61-20.3.63 CROSSBOW 21.3.63-16.9.63 PEMBROKE 17.9.63-11.11.63 VICTORY 12.11.63-10.1.64 Born 29.4.38 in Gravesend, Kent. Volunteered for the RN 12.10.54. Hurt certificate 27.3.60. Wife. Joan    


COSSACK 1957-1958 Able Seaman


COSSACK 1947  Able Seaman

Dennis. Warner Warren. (Willie)

COSSACK 1947-1949 Lt Cdr (1st Lt) Ships included MS DOLPHIN PERSEUS May 1938-1941 H28 DEVONSHIRE RODNEY REVENGE BULLDOG MENDIP – Commanding Officer Made Commander RN Naval attaché Chiang Kai-Shek 1949. Ling-Young Affair Died 15 December 2003    

Dennison. R.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Able Seaman    

Dewhurst. D.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 M.(E)    


COSSACK 1957-1958 Ch.M(E)

Dickie. J.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 P.O.M.(E)    


COSSACK 1955-1956  COA    


COSSACK 1957-1958 LEM    

Dillan F. J.  

COSSACK 6 Mess    

Diplock  B.  (Dips)  

COSSACK 1957-1958 O.A. 4 Joined RN 1950 and left 1964    

Ditchfield. G.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Able Seaman    

Dobbs S.M  

COSSACK 1951-1954 Able Seaman    

Dodd. Harry  

COSSACK 1951-1954 Able Seaman Worked in the building trade Died from cancer at home in North Kyne Lincolnshire on 9 January 2006.    

Dodge. C.V.  

COSSACK 1951-1953 Engine Room Articifer    

Doherty. P.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Surgeon Lt    


COSSACK 1957-1958 Lt    

Donovan  (Don)  

COSSACK 1957-1958 Supply Assistant (Victualling)    

*Donovan. J.P. “Paddy”  

Royal Hospital School Holbrook 1932 Acting Petty Officer Boy/ A.C. Boy ST VINCENT SOVEREIGN QUEEN ELIZABETH 1937 Ordinary Seaman NORFOLK 1939 Acting Leading Seaman/ A Petty Officer CW candidate RNB Portsmouth Sub Lt Sub Lt course 1941 LATONA 1941 AJAX USN ship July 1941 Convoy Ops Liverpool 1941 OBEDIENT 19412nd Lt (A/S and GCO)then1st Lt MTBs English Channel Dunnoon / Campeltown 1945 VERNON Long Course A/S CHEQUERS 1947  TAS1 Malta OSPREY 1948 Sea Trials staff VERNON 1949 COSSACK 1950-1952 Staff Officer VERNON OiC Mine and Mining Countermeasures Malta 1952 WOODBRIDGE HAVEN 1957 Lt Cdr Staff Officer Ministry of Transport (Troop ships) and RFAs Awarded MBE 1968 Died 25November 2011.    


COSSACK 1955-1956 REA    

*Douglas-Morris. Kenneth  

EREBUS 1937 RN ENGINEERING COLLEGE REVENGE RODNEY DIADEM COSSACK 1953 Engineer 8th Squadron Engineering officer Admiralty posts CALEDONIA 1955 OSPREY 1959-1960 FOST MOD posts Born 11 April 1919. Joined the Training ship EREBUS in 1937. Loaned to the Royal New Zealand Navy 1946 to 1949. Appointed ADC to the Queen in 1971. Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London 1977.  Died 1993 aged 74.   Dowge   COSSACK 1953-1954 Able Seaman 1st XI Football team    

Dowsett.  Hilary Basil “Daisy”

C/JX921599 COSSACK 1954-1955 Boy/Ordinary Seaman TO Quarterdeck Football Team  1954/55 CONTEST Leading Seaman WHITBY GANGES Joined RN 1953 and  left 1955


COSSACK 1956-1957


COSSACK 1954-1955 Petty Officer      

Duly. E.E.G. (George)  

Joined RN January 1947 Ordinary/Able Seaman COSSACK 1947-1950 LONDON COMUS FORTH Invalided out June 1954 Died November 2006  

Drummond Spencer. H.  

COSSACK 1947-1949 Lt   DSC Flotilla Navigating Officer CASSANDRA 1961 C-in-C Plymouth Staff  Officer (Operations) TIGER Executive Officer Made Captain RN. Became a school master until retiring. Married Cecily Died 12 October 2007.    


COSSACK 1954-1955    

Dulet. George  

COSSACK 1948 X Gun loader    

Duncan. A.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Chief Yeoman    

Dunn. G.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Sick Berth Attendant    

Dunn T.A.  

COSSACK 1951-1954 Able Seaman    

Durie. A. ( Jock)  

COSSACK 1958-1959 M (E) Starboard Forward Stokers Mess


COSSACK 1957-1958 Petty Officer M(E)    


COSSACK 1957-1958 Leading Seaman    

Drysdale Cliff

C/SSX836734 COSSACK 1949-1950    


Eagin. A  

COSSACK 1958-1959  Leading Writer  

Eastwood. K.  

COSSACK 1945- 1946 Able Seaman (ST) Played football for RN

Early. John  

ST GEORGE 1942 Class D235 COSSACK 1945-   Made Chief Telegraphist  

Eaton. Eric.  

COSSACK 1951-1954 Able Seaman  

Eberle Sir James (Jim) Henry,.Fuller.  

COSSACK 1947-1949 Sub Lt Made Admiral GCB. Made a life member 2015. Wrote three books about his life. Made Freeman of the City of Bristol 1946.  Born in Bristol 31 May 1927. Died peacefully in his sleep at Dunkirk Memorial House  18 May 2018    

Edgell. (Stan) A.S.  

COSSACK 1949-1951 Gunnery rating BELFAST 1951-1952 PEMBROKE DIAMOND Member of the ceremonial Guard outside Bucking Palace for the Coronation After RN service worked for Marley Tiles. Died from heart attack and stroke 29 March 2004    


COSSACK 1955-1956 Leading Seaman    

Edwards (Bungy)  

COSSACK 1957-1958 Petty Officer  




COSSACK 1953 Chief E.R.A


COSSACK 1958-1959 P.O.M (E)


COSSACK 1955-1956 Chief Telegraphist


COSSACK 1953-1954 Telegraphist 1st XI Football Team   

Else. T.W.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Able Seaman


COSSACK 1946-1947 Stoker from East Dereham Norfolk

Ennifer. H.C.  

COSSACK 1951-1954 Leading Stoker 1st XI Football team    

Espin S  

COSSACK 1954-1955 Petty Officer PTI


COSSACK 1957-1958 M(E)

Eva. Joseph Daniel

PKX 62487 Naval Barracks Portsmouth Oct 1938- Dec 1938 REVENGE Dec 1938- March 39 2nd Class Stoker COSSACK L03 March 1939- May 411st Class Stoker MIDDLETON June 1941-1944 DUKE (Malvern) 1944-1944 Leading Stoker BLACK PRINCE 1944-1944 Petty Officer Stoker KING GEORGE V 1944-1947 COSSACK D57 1948-1950 LOCH ARKAIG 1951-1953 TIGER 1954-1957 Chief Stoker ZULU 1958-1961 OSPREY 1963-1964 INTREPID 1964-1966 Discharged May 1966 CHM(E). Died 19 December 2012 aged 92.  Past Chairman of RN Engine Room Association


ESMX867425 COSSACK 1950s Electrician Korean medal CORRUNA Submarines?  


COSSACK 1955-1956 Lt Cdr  

Everingham Terry  

COSSACK 1957-1958 Leading Cook

Exton. J. Oliver  

COSSACK 1946-1947 Torpedoman 12 Mess


Fahey J.  

COSSACK 1950-1951 PO Stoker Mechanic Part of the Boarding Party at the Ethel Moller incident.  


COSSACK 1954-1955

Farrow. Ben  


Feetham  (Feets)  

COSSACK 1957-1958 Able Seaman

Fell “Bash”  

COSSACK 1957-1958 M(E)    

Fenton. David.T.

PJ/932630 INDEFATIGABLE MULL OF KINTYRE TERROR 1958-1960 Able Seaman COSSACK EXCELLENT WAKEFUL TYNE p281 VANGUARD YARNTON Joined RN 1953 and left in 1964 as a Leading Seaman Living in Mississauga, Ontario. Canada (2012)    


COSSACK 1955-1956 SC Petty Officer (S)    

Ferrebe. J.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Leading Coder    


COSSACK 1954-1955 Able Seaman Quarterdeck Football Team 1954/55    

Fetherston-Dilke.  C.B.  

RODNEY April 1939- Feb 1940 Midshipman Joined RN at Dartmouth aged 13 JERVIS (7TH DF) Feb 1940- April 1940 Home Fleet Norwegian campaign & East coast convoys JUNO April 1940- Sept 1940 Mediterranean – Battle of Calabria 9.7.40 MALAYA Sept 1940- Nov 1940 RAMILLES Nov 1940- Dec 1940 Acting Sub Lt For passage to Gibraltar. Battle of Spartivento 27.11.40 VICTORY Jan 1941- April 1941  Courses at Portsmouth MALCOLM (8TH Escort Group) May 1941- Dec 1941 Western Approaches. Sinking of U-652 HURRICANE (B1 Escort Group) Dec 1941- Sept 1943 Sub Lt/Lt Western Approaches. Survivors of U-527 and Focke Wulf 200 USA RIOU Dec 1943- Jan 1944 Lt Home Fleet & D-day Normandy HOTHAM Feb 1944- Oct 1944 VERNON Nov 1944- July 1945 Qualified as Torpedo Officer.   Instructional staff VERNON July 1945- Dec 1945 AJAX (1st Cruiser Squadron) Jan 1946- Mar1948 Mediterranean. Palestine Patrol. Corfu Channel Incident VERNON June 1948- Nov. 1949 Instructional staff- Tactics.   Qualified as A/S Officer OSPREY Jan 1950- June 1950 DUKE OF YORK June 1950   Lt / Lt Cdr DIDO May 1952 COSSACK (8th D .S ) Aug.1952- April 1954 Lt Cdr TAS Officer. Far East.  Korean War MICHAEL April 1954- June   1954 VERNON Aug  1954- July 1955 Lt Cdr/Commander PRESIDENT Sept. 1955- Sept. 1957 Commander J.S.S.C. Latimer Jan.1958- July 1958 RN Tactical School Woolwich Sept 1958- July 1960 AFRIKANDER Aug 1960- Nov 1961 Commander/Captain – Staff Officer Operations to C-in C South Africa & S. Atlantic MAIDSTONE May 1962 Captain  In command ADAMANT In command FORTH July 1962 In command PRESIDENT (SHAPE) Aug 1962- Mar. 1964 Naval Deputy to UK Nat. Rep. SHAPE (Paris) ST VINCENT Aug 1964- Aug 1966 In command Ministry of Defence Sept 1966- Sept 1968 Captain  Retired at own request Died 2 April 2007 aged 82    

Fiddaman. D. R.  

COSSACK 1957-1958 Able Seaman    

Finney. N.  

COSSACK 1945-1946 Able Seaman (LTO)    

Firstbrook Doug “Taff/ Otter”

D/JX908686 GANGES EAGLE Leading Signalman COSSACK 1957-1958 COMUS Joined RN 1951 and left 1958 as Yeoman of Signals. Living in South Australia (2012)    

Fisher. David .J. “DJ”

924769 COSSACK 1953-1955 Able Seaman DAMPIER 1955-1957 Joined RN 1953 and left 1957. Living in Orpington. Kent (2012)

Fleet. J.  

COSSACK 1950-1951 Able Seaman (RP3) No 1 Mess.  Died 9 December 2001    

Fleming   (Jock)  

COSSACK 1957-1958 SCPO (S)    

Fletcher. Don  

COSSACK 1947-1949?  Electrical Officer    

Fletcher. R.P.  

COSSACK Lt (L) Flotilla Electrical Officer    


COSSACK Yeoman of Signals    

Flude. J.A.  

COSSACK 1946 Telegraphist    

Foad. F.

COSSACK 1958-1959 M (E)    


COSSACK 1955-1956 Able Seaman    

Fong. Ah  

COSSACK 1947-1949 Petty Officer Wardroom Messman    

Ford F.J.  

COSSACK 1945-1946 Leading Stoker Died 17 September 1999    

Ford. F.J.  

COSSACK 1950-1953 Able Seaman    

Forder.’Ted’ C.E.

C/KX136869 M.L.R.U 1943-1945 COSSACK 1945-1946 Leading Stoker Mechanic Gearing Room Died 20 July 2004 Wife Alma  

Farrow. Ben  

COSSACK 1955?  JEM    


COSSACK 1953 EA4    


COSSACK 1957-1958 Able Seaman    

Foster. ‘Monty’ Montague George  

COSSACK 1940-1941 Warrant Officer Gunner (T) Lt Cdr. L03 and D57  Died 11.1.00 Said to be last off LO3 and first aboard R57 at Tyneside    

Found (Willie)  

COSSACK Able Seaman    

Fox. D.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Sub Lt  


COSSACK 1947 Boy Seaman    


COSSACK 1957-1958 Supply Assistant (S)    

Francis. W.  

COSSACK 1957-1958 Able Seaman    


COSSACK 1957-1958 Telegraphist    


COSSACK 1949 Petty Officer Gunnery Instructor. Was at the AMETHYST incident.    

Freeman. C.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Chief E.R.A.      


COSSACK 1957-1958 Petty Officer M(E)    


COSSACK 1957-1958 Midshipman    


COSSACK 1957-1958 Able Seaman    

Fugler. B.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 SCPO (S)      

Fuller. A.E.  

COSSACK Mr Gunner (T) DSM  

Fuller. G.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 R.O.    

Furnidge. A J   (Archie)  

COSSACK 1957-1958 O.A. 2    

Fyffe. D.  

COSSACK 1949-1953 Electrical Division Died 13 May 1993  



P/J934237 GANGES 1954 MAIDSTONE 1955 COMUS COSSACK 1957-1958 Able Seaman B Gunlayer.  Part of ship QD EXCELLENT QA3 course MESSINA Persian Gulf commission TIGER 1960 Mediterranean Commission DOLPHIN Ships company CARRON 1963-1965 Dartmouth Training Sqd. Left RN 1966      


COSSACK 1954-1955 Able Seaman      

Gamble. John  

COSSACK 1948-1950 Leading Seaman Died February 2001

Gardner. Philip J  

COSSACK April 1949- November 1951 Leading Writer.   Suffers from severe sight loss.  


COSSACK 1955-1956 Petty Officer    


COSSACK 1955-1956 Cook    


COSSACK 1957-1958 Able Seaman    

Gee.  E.

COSSACK 1950 Petty Officer      


COSSACK 1957-1958 Ordinary Seaman    




COSSACK 1954-1955  Stoker Mechanic  

Waites. Leslie James “Stokes” CKX 903368   COSSACK 1952-1963 LME Joined RN in 1952 and left in 1963 Believed to be living in Spain.

Wakefield. Norman “Shorty”

GANGES 16 OCT 1928 COSSACK 1949-1951 Leading Seaman Left the RN March 1953. Part of the Boarding Party at the SS Ethel Moller incident.

Walker. D.

COSSACK 1958-1958 E. M.  

*Walker. Hugh.  


Walker. Joe  

COSSACK 1951-1954 Able Seaman

Walker P.

COSSACK 1951-1955 Commissioned Gunner LALESTON WHIRLWIND ? – 1957 PEMBROKE  


COSSACK 1955-1956 Supply Assistant Made Leading Supply Assistant

Wallace. M.  

P/K964043 RALEIGH 22.5.56 PLOVER VANGUARD COSSACK 1958-1959 M (E)1 VICTORY Royal Yacht 1960 FORTH DOLPHIN SULTAN BROADSWORD DAINTY VICTORIOUS RN Reserve 18/19 year old on the Cossack in Far East 1958/9 as M E 1. Lots of memories’ sad at bringing her home to Devonport Dec 59, – closing boiler’s & engine room down for “moth ball fleet. Joined 22 May 1956 training at Raleigh – schooling on Sluy’s alongside HMS Howe. Then to Portsmouth joined HMS Plover for 13 months. HMS  Vanguard for 6 months. Then out the Far East to the Cossack. Back home to Devonport and then to Pompey – Victory barrack’s. Was down to join HMS  Protector but ended up on royal yacht for Princess Margaret’s honeymoon 1960. I was on the yacht for about 10 months. Then drafted to HMS Forth. Passed fleet board for killick. Onto Dolphin, then Sultan for engineering course. To Malta to join HMS Broadsword. Came home to Pompey worked on HMS Dainty in extended refit. Finally 15 month’s on HMS Victorious again Far East. I was newly married and left the Andrew buying myself out. Two years on reserve.

Walter. P.C. (See Newins)

Ward E. COSSACK 1955-1957 Able Seaman  

Ward. William COSSACK  

Wardle COSSACK 1947-? Divisional Officer?

Wareham COSSACK 1957-1958 M(E)

Warner. Neville.  

C/MX 810290 ROYAL ARTHUR 15.10.46-2.1.47 Probationary Stores Assist CERES 3.1.47-18.5.47 P/SA./SA PEMBROKE 19.5.47-30.5.47 Stores assistant DAEDALUS 31.5.47-8.6.48 PEMBROKE 9.6.48-6.7.48 CLEOPATRA 7.7.48-17.10.49 PEMBROKE 18.10.49-10.11.49 SA/LSA COSSACK 11.11.49-18.11.51 LSA PEMBROKE 19.11.51-30.6.52 LSA/SPO (S) PEMBROKE IV 1.7.52-27.8.52 SPO(S) / S.CPO (S) ROYAL ARTHUR 28.8.52-8.10.52 SCP0(S) PEMBROKE IV 9.10.52-6.11.53 CERES 7.11.53-5.6.55 DELIGHT 6.6.55-8.4.56 PEMBROKE 9.4.56-30.4.56 SCPO (S) 1.5.56    

Warr  Frank

COSSACK 1957-1958 Able Seaman

Warren. Geoffrey  

COSSACK ?-1953 Leading Seaman Lived at Stubbington, Hants until he died in 1996

Warren. Geoffrey

Junior Stoker POM(E)


COSSACK 1950-1951 Ordinary Saman Part of the Steaming Party at the SS Ethel Moller incident.  

Warry. M. John

P/KX907685   Joined RN in 1952 Purchased discharge in 1960 MAIDSTONE 1952-1954 M(E)1 VICTORY RECRUIT VIGO PROTECTOR DOLPHIN 1956-1957 Torpedo Recovery Team COSSACK 1958-1960 DOLPHIN 1960

Watchorn. Cyril  

COSSACK 1957-1958 LM(E)

Waters. John .C. (Duffy)

COSSACK 1947-1949 Mr. *Gunner) Flotilla Gunner DF & I.

Waters. J.

COSSACK 1951-1952  Able Seaman

Watkins, Len

COSSACK 1948-1951 Leading Seaman (RC2) Died 25 Feb 2010.   Wife – Anne.


COSSACK 1957-1958 L.M.(E)

Wilson Dennis

COSSACK 1953-1955 Petty Officer Electrical Died 24 August 2017    

Wilson (Tug) John

COSSACK 1951-1953 PO Electrician  Joined as Boy Seaman 1938. Died 12 August 2001 aged 79    

Wilson. N.

COSSACK 1958-1959 L..M. (E)  

Wilson (Tug) T W

COSSACK 1946- Able Seaman Died September 2003.    

Womack. (Bill) W. J



  COSSACK 1948 Mess Boy Seaman’s Mess Canteen Flat.  


  COSSACK 1948 Ordinary Seaman    


  COSSACK 1955-1956 Ordinary Seaman    


  COSSACK 1955-1956 Boy    

Wood. A.R.

COSSACK 1953-1954 Sub Lt. Made Captain RN  

Wood. Brian Ronald

Born 25 Oct 1938.  Joined RN as J/Tel.2   Victoria Barracks  21.2.56. Ordinary Telegraphist MERCURY 23.4. 56- 24.4. 56 J/Tel.2 MERCURY 25.4. 56- 8.3. 57 Ord. Tel HARDY 9.3.57-8.8.57    Ord. Tel  PEMBROKE 9.8.57-20.9.57  Ord. Tel COSSACK (TAMAR) 21.9.57-4.11.57   Telegraphist COSSACK (TAMAR) 5.11.57-15.6.58   Telegraphist PEMBROKE 16.6.58-31.7.58  Telegraphist  PEMBROKE 1.8.58- 10.8.58  Radio Operator 2  Burnham W/T  (PRESIDENT) 11.8.58-14.9.58 Radio Operator 2 DAEDALUS 15.9.58-12.4.59  Radio Operator 2 REGGIO (PHOENICIA) 13.4.59-5.10.59 RO2                REGGIO (PEMBROKE IV)   6.10.59-14.12.59   RO2        MESSINA (PEMB IV) 15.12.59- 28.3.59  RO2             MESSINA (PHOENICIA) 29.3.59-12.6.60  RO2 MESSINA(SHEBA)  13.6.60- 19.12.60  RO2 VICTORY 20.12.60-2.2.61 RO2       MERCURY 3.2.61-8.6.61   RO2      MERCURY 9.6.61-26.6.61  RO1      Whitehall W/T (PRESIDENT) 27.6..61-30.9.61 RO1 Whitehall W/T (PRESIDENT) 1.10.61-28.10.61 A/LRO WALKERTON (PHOENICIA) 1.10.62-31.12.62 LRO  WALKERTON (PHOENICIA) 1.1.63-19.5.64 LRO(G)  WALKERTON (ST. ANGELO) 20.5.64-24.9.65 LRO(G          VICTORY 25.9.65-24.10.65  LRO(G) Discharged LS (9 years) expired       


COSSACK 1957-1958 Leading Writer


COSSACK 1957-1958 Able Seaman

Woods. Tony

Greenwich DEVONSHIRE VENGENCE COSSACK 6.4.53 Sub LT Joined D57 as Sub Lt needing Bridge watchkeeping Certificate for promotion to Lt  

Woods. W.

COSSACK 1958-1959 Leading Seaman

Woolcombe. Michael

COSSACK 1947? Lt Cdr Squadron Communicator and ship’s signals officer

 Woollands. C    

COSSACK 1957-1958 Able Seaman                  

Wright John Alfred (Jack) (Shiner) ?J958341?:   COSSACK 1957-1958 Telegraphist Died aged 59 in 1997 from malignant melanoma.  Was at Christmas Island Tests. In RN for 22 years

Wright John Alfred

(This information has yet to be substantiated). Born in Amble Northumberland in 1937, joined the Navy in 1955 as an ‘Ordinary Telegraphist’. He went to Hong Kong in 1957 By 1960 he was based in Fish Hoek (Simonstown/ Simon’s Town), and by 1967 he left the Navy as Rating: LRO(G)

Wright. E.I.

COSSACK 1957-1958 M(E)1

Wright. L.  

COSSACK 1958-1959 Leading Cook (S)  

Wright. T.C.  

COSSACK Temporary Instructor Lt Flotilla Instructor Officer.  

Wykes-Sneyd, Roger.E.S.

COSSACK 1957-1958 Commander  RN To join the ship we had to fly out from the UK in January to Mombasa in Kenya were the ship was and as we sailed north towards Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) I recall that his first thought for his crew was for them to get acclimatised so those not on watch he gave every afternoon off until we reached there, due to the heat. Made Captain. Died 3 September 2000, buried in Wissett Churchyard, Suffolk


Yee Kan Bui

COSSACK 1958-1959  Cook (O)


COSSACK 1957-1958 Ordinary Seaman

Young. C.

COSSACK 1958-1959 M(E)/MEM1

Young. R.S.

C/KX727687   ROYAL ARTHUR 30.10.44-12.12.44 Stoker 2ND Class DUKE 13.12.44-16.1.45 IMPERIEUSE 17.1.45-12.3.45 PEMBROKE 13.3.45-1.4.45 ZEST 2.4.45-4.9.45 PEMBROKE 5.9.45-4.10.45 COSSACK 5.10.45-17.1.47 PEMBROKE 18.1.47-11.3.47 SUFFOLK 12.3.47-1.5.47 SUFFOLK 2.5.47-23.6.47 Stoker SUFFOLK 24.6.47-25.7.47 Stoker Mechanic PEMBROKE 26.7.47-6.8.47 GANNET 7.8.47- 12.11.47 PEMBROKE 13.11.47-19.1.48 Stoker Mechanic Released Class A –