Gibraltar 1971 Here is a list of those who have served on HMS Devonshire. If you wish to add your name please contact us. Our apologies to those who have previously been added but now ommited. Please re submit. Also if your details are not correct. A ALLEN “Derby” Sid 1939-42 ALLEN ” Derby Sid LREM 1962-64 ALGER […]
Harry H Corbett served in HMS Devonshire 1944-45 as a Royal Marine. He is fondly recalled for his role in “Steptoe and Son” as Harold Albert Kitchener Steptoe, a Rag & Bone man residing at Oil Drum Lane. His daughter, actress Sussanah Corbett has now put his life to words: “Harry H Corbett – The Front Legs […]
I joined HMS Devonshire, a County-class cruiser in the Home Fleet, on 16 September 1944. For
the next nine months we operated out of Scapa Flow, the naval base in the Orkneys north of
Scotland which had been home to Jellicoe’s Grand Fleet during World War I and harboured the
main units of the Home Fleet throughout the second conflict.
Owen Paton lost his life on HMS Hood a few weeks after leaving HMS Devonshire.
All HMS Devonshire Captains from 1692 to 1968