Denys Powell

Denys Powell served on HMS Gambia from 1949 to 1952 as a Stoker Mechanic. From HMS Gambia he then served from HMS Cook from 1953 to 1956. HMS Cook, as far as I am aware was a survey ship. In December 2002, his daughter, Anita Neads, very kindly sent these photos to me.

Denys Powell on June 26, 1949. Photo from Denys Powell, kindly submitted by Anita Neads. Denys Powell served on HMS Gambia from 1949 to 1952 as a Stoker Mechanic. Photo from Denys Powell, kindly submitted by Anita Neads. Three of Denys Powell's friends on HMS Gambia one Christmas. Unfortunately I do not know their names or the year. Photo from Denys Powell, kindly submitted by Anita Neads. Vice Admiral Lord Mountbatten's Inspection, 1950. Denys Powell is 4th from right. Photo from Denys Powell, kindly submitted by Anita Neads. Relaxing on the deck of HMS Cook. Photo from Denys Powell, kindly submitted by Anita Neads. George Burkett, Denys' mate is the man in the centre of this group from HMS Cook. Photo from Denys Powell, kindly submitted by Anita Neads. Denys Powell is second from the left, the three men marked by X's are also from HMS Cook. Photo from Denys Powell, kindly submitted by Anita Neads. Denys Powell is on the right of this photograph which may have been taken on HMS Gambia but more probably, HMS Cook. Photo from Denys Powell, kindly submitted by Anita Neads. HMS Cook was a Bay-class frigate of the British Royal Navy, named for the explorer James Cook, which served as a survey ship, mostly in the Pacific Ocean from 1950 until 1964. Imperial War Museums FL 8464