The Collision with HMS Phoebe

On Monday, 16th October 1950, HMS Gambia and HMS Phoebe collided while on exercise. Gambia suffered damage to her bow and Phoebe had her propellers and propeller shaft damaged.

Bill Owens was a Petty Officer Writer, in 2009 he wrote saying "I had just gone up to the Supply Mess for dinner and suddenly felt an incredible 'thump', our meal ended up in our laps. I raced outside to see Liverpool sliding past to starboard - it seemed to me that I could have leapt on to her deck."