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1918-1939 - Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies
Researched & compiled by Don Kindell

1933 - in date, ship/unit & name order

HMS Adventure, minelayer, lost three men to illness in 1933

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(1) Casualty information in order - Surname, First name, Initial(s), Rank and part of the Service other than RN (RNR, RNVR, RFR etc), Service Number (ratings only, also if Dominion or Indian Navies), (on the books of another ship/shore establishment, O/P on passage), Fate

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Sunday, 1 January 1933


Adventure, minelayer

 QUICK, Richard L, Shipwright 4c, D/MX 45721, illness



Wednesday, 4 January 1933


Cornwall, heavy cruiser

 HARDING, Thomas H, Able Seaman, P/J 12004, illness



Friday, 6 January 1933


Resolution, battleship

 SIMONS, James, Leading Stoker, D/K 21515, died



Saturday, 7 January 1933


Shoreham, sloop

 HARRISON, Lawrence R, Petty Officer, D/J 32191, illness



Tuesday, 10 January 1933


Royal Navy

 FOWLER, Lawrence P, Engineer Commander, illness


Wireless Telegraph Station, Matara, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

 FULLER, Frank, Leading Telegraphist, C/J 108308, illness



Wednesday, 11 January 1933


Effingham, cruiser

 MILLAR, Hugh, Petty Officer, P/J 15505, illness



Thursday, 12 January 1933


RM Deal, Kent

 NICOLL, David I, Py/2nd Lieutenant, RM, illness



Friday, 13 January 1933


Pembroke, Chatham

 WILSON, Ernest G W, Telegraphist, C/J 113022, road accident, killed



Saturday, 14 January 1933


Vivid, Devonport

 JENKINS, William H, Engineman, RNR, E V 158, illness



Monday, 16 January 1933


Hastings, sloop

 BROWN, George J, Leading Stoker, D/KX 76521, drowned



Tuesday, 17 January 1933


Effingham, cruiser

 TOMPKINS, Albert J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 76068, illness


L.26, submarine

 MCIVER, George A, Leading Stoker, C/K 58124, drowned



Wednesday, 18 January 1933


Queen Elizabeth, battleship

 MCQUADE, William, Marine, 17376 (Ply), illness



Thursday, 19 January 1933


Shamrock, destroyer

 MORRIS, William J, Able Seaman, P/J 113074, killed



Saturday, 21 January 1933


Exeter, heavy cruiser

 BUSWELL, Leonard W, Able Seaman, D/J 109194, accidentally killed



Sunday, 22 January 1933


Valiant, battleship

 STOUT, Ernest C, Leading Stoker, C/K 11512, illness



Monday, 23 January 1933


Valiant, battleship

 SCOTT, Alfred W, Marine, 22359 (Ch), illness



Tuesday, 24 January 1933


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 CLARKE, Wilfred W, Boy 1c, JX 136868, illness


Pembroke, Chatham

 HIGGS, Jack D, Ordnance Artificer Apprentice, MX 47665, illness


Vivid, Devonport

 GRAVES, Clarence C, Able Seaman, D/J 6308, illness



Wednesday, 25 January 1933


Flora, Simonstown, South Africa

 SAID, Mohammed B, Steward, L 15173, illness


Hawkins, cruiser

 ROBINSON, James, Stoker 1c, P/KX 75510, drowned


Vivid, Devonport

 MOXHAM, Henry C, Able Seaman, D/JX 130512, illness



Friday, 27 January 1933


Vivid, Devonport

 HARDIE, Cyril N, Steward, D/LX 20573, illness



Sunday, 29 January 1933


Pembroke, Chatham

 EVANS, Reginald A, Petty Officer, C/J 6504, illness



Monday, 30 January 1933


Pembroke, Chatham

 WHITNEY, Willie, Able Seaman, C/J 22735, died


Victory, Portsmouth

 COLLINGWOOD, Joseph W, Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/J 8578, illness



Tuesday, 31 January 1933


Woolwich, destroyer depot ship

 JEFFERS, James, Stoker 1c, 295885, illness



Sunday, 5 February 1933


Courageous, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier

 BOND, Walter C R, Able Seaman, P/J 11313, illness



Monday, 6 February 1933


Vernon, Portsmouth

 STRETTON, Thomas J, Able Seaman, P/J 34209, illness



Wednesday, 8 February 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

 PEPLOE, Charles R, Captain, illness



Friday, 10 February 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

 EDWARDS, Henry F, Lieutenant, illness



Saturday, 11 February 1933


Sandwich, sloop

 LANE, George H, Able Seaman, P/J 27327, accidentally killed



Monday, 13 February 1933


Pembroke, Chatham

 GILL, Thomas, Engine Room Artificer 1c, C/M 27234, illness



Friday, 24 February 1933


Royal Marines HQ, Portsmouth

 CHADWICK, Charles H, Marine, X 480 (Po), illness



Wednesday, 1 March 1933


Royal Sovereign, battleship

 ROBERTS, Peter H H, Lieutenant Commander, illness


Titania, submarine depot ship

 TALBOT, William F, Able Seaman, P/J 69605, road accident, killed



Saturday, 4 March 1933


Royal Navy

 LAURENCE, William G, Able Seaman, D/J 101904, illness



Tuesday, 7 March 1933


Bryony, convoy sloop

 FREWEN-LATON, Ivo W L, Commander, illness


Renown, battlecruiser

 DERRICK, David, Officer's Cook 1c, C/L 14247, illness



Friday, 10 March 1933


Devonshire, heavy cruiser

 VANNER, Eric G, Engine Room Artificer 1c, D/M 11315, died



Saturday, 11 March 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

 WEBB, Albert, Able Seaman, P/J 111411, road accident, killed



Sunday, 12 March 1933


Valiant, battleship

 WINCH, William, Stoker 1c, C/KX 81018, illness



Wednesday, 15 March 1933


Durban, light cruiser

 REEVE, Stanley E, Able Seaman, P/JX 128669, road accident, killed


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 BELSEY, Clifford N, Boy 2c, JX 137631, illness



Friday, 17 March 1933


RM Deal

 HUNTINGFORD, Walter L, Lieutenant Colonel, RM, illness



Wednesday, 22 March 1933


Cornwall, heavy cruiser

 BURNEY, James, Marine, 22256 (Po), drowned



Friday, 24 March 1933


Exeter, heavy cruiser, air crash, Arosa Bay, Spain, both killed

 ALTON, Barclay S F, Py/Lieutenant, RM

 CAREY, Thomas G, Lieutenant


RN Hospital, Plymouth

 SMITH, Duncan S, Sick Berth Attendant, D/M 36565, died



Tuesday, 28 March 1933


Durban, light cruiser

 LEEDS, Roland, Lieutenant Commander, illness



Saturday, 1 April 1933


Durban, light cruiser

 JOHNSON, William, Supply Petty Officer, P/M 38276, flying accident in Chilean aircraft, killed



Sunday, 2 April 1933


Berwick, heavy cruiser

 HOURIHANE, Patrick, Leading Stoker, D/K 22319, illness


Portland, RN Base, Captain In Charge

 LECKY, Arthur M, Captain, died


Vivid, Devonport

 HORNE, William J D, Painter 1c, D/M 5158, illness



Sunday, 9 April 1933


Tamar III, Hong Kong

 CARBERY, Patrick, Marine, 17700 (Ch), illness


Victory, Portsmouth

 HEATHCOTE, Charles F, Stoker 1c, P/K 57710, died



Tuesday, 11 April 1933


Cumberland, heavy cruiser

 MOOREY, Charles F, Stoker 1c, C/KX 77630, illness



Friday, 14 April 1933


Victoria & Albert, Royal Yacht

 GAVIN, Charles M, Paymaster Commander, illness



Tuesday, 18 April 1933


Royal Naval Reserve

 CUTSFORTH, Charles L, Commander, RNR, illness



Saturday, 22 April 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

 HOTSTON, Albert, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 57765, illness



Thursday, 27 April 1933


Effingham, cruiser

 STUNDEN, George, Able Seaman, P/JX 126669, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

 BURRELL, Sykes S, Able Seaman, P/JX 132937, illness



Friday, 28 April 1933


Eagle, aircraft carrier, explosion

 STRATH, Harold E, Chief Electrical Artificer, D/M 10050, killed



Monday, 1 May 1933


Shoreham, sloop

 WALLER, Richard H, Stoker 1c, C/K 62005, illness



Monday, 8 May 1933


Excellent, Portsmouth

 COLE, Francis G, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 6566, illness



Thursday, 11 May 1933


Vivid, Devonport

 POLLARD, James W, Stoker 2c, D/KX 82183, illness



Tuesday, 16 May 1933


Royal Naval Reserve

 BEE, Robert W, Lieutenant Commander, RNR, illness



Thursday, 18 May 1933


Nelson, battleship

 ROLLINGS, Frederick G, Chief Mechanician 2c, P/K 13206, illness



Monday, 22 May 1933


Ouse, Admiralty trawler

 WHITEAR, Joseph H, Stoker 1c, D/K 64153, illness



Wednesday, 24 May 1933


Otway, submarine

 WILLIAMS, James, Stoker 1c, D/KX 80559, drowned



Wednesday, 31 May 1933


Cormorant, Gibraltar

 AMEY, William H, Stoker 1c, P/K 21194, illness


Danae, light cruiser

 HUGHES, Alfred S, Chief Engine Room Artificer 2c, D/M 12699, illness



Friday, 2 June 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

 HUNTER, William F, Supply Assistant, P/MX 46492, road accident, killed



Tuesday, 6 June 1933


Hermes, aircraft carrier

 WEBSTER, Wilfred A, Gunner, illness



Wednesday, 7 June 1933


Adventure, minelayer

 JAMES, Thomas D, Able Seaman, P/JX 132157, illness



Thursday, 8 June 1933


Caradoc, light cruiser

 BUNT, Frederick N, Leading Cook, D/M 39109, illness


Dunoon, minesweeper

 FIDLER, Fred, Stoker 1c, D/K 46727, illness


Glorious, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier

 BARTLETT, William H, Supply Chief Petty Officer, D/M 1996, illness



Friday, 9 June 1933


Excellent, Portsmouth

 CALLINGHAM, Harry V, Able Seaman, P/JX 132669, road accident, killed



Sunday, 11 June 1933


Pembroke, Chatham

 CUTTER, Frederick J, Engine Room Artificer Apprentice, MX 49499, illness



Monday, 12 June 1933


Bryony, convoy sloop

 O'DRISCOLL, Denis, Stoker 1c, D/K 46480, illness



Tuesday, 13 June 1933


Vivid, Devonport

 CLEAVE, Robert H, Engine Room Artificer 1c, D/M 8936, illness



Thursday, 22 June 1933


Dundee, sloop

 SLACK, Frederick C, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 14245, illness



Monday, 26 June 1933


Devonshire, heavy cruiser

 PRICE, Philip E, Able Seaman, D/JX 126797, illness



Tuesday, 27 June 1933


Revenge, battleship

 WINSPEAR, Albert W, Petty Officer, P/J 92746, illness



Thursday, 29 June 1933


Hong Kong Dockyard

 LAWRIE, Edward Mc C W, Captain, illness



Friday, 30 June 1933


Vivid, Devonport

 FLOWER, William A, Blacksmith 3c, P/MX 46419, illness



Saturday, 1 July 1933


Ross, minesweeper

 RIGELSFORD, Joseph J, Stoker 1c, P/K 19044, illness



Monday, 3 July 1933


Adventure, minelayer

 BROOKS, Henry T, Petty Officer, D/J 33798, illness


Paymaster Director General of Admiralty

 MURRAY, Edward G, Paymaster Rear Admiral, illness


Pembroke, Chatham

 SECKER, Thomas J, Able Seaman, C/J 114050, road accident, killed



Thursday, 6 July 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

 FOREMAN, Ronald J, Leading Stoker, P/K 61778, illness



Friday, 7 July 1933


Greenwich, destroyer depot ship

 HOPE, John, Able Seaman, P/JX 130644, illness



Monday, 10 July 1933


Victoria & Albert, Royal Yacht

 ANSELL, George, Commissioned Gunner (T), illness



Thursday, 13 July 1933


L.23, submarine

 BAKER, Henry W, Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/J 5700, illness



Saturday, 15 July 1933


Watchman, destroyer

 BELL, Robert Mc C, Able Seaman, D/JX 128282, accidentally killed



Monday, 17 July 1933


Cumberland, heavy cruiser

 MOFFAATT, Alfred, Able Seaman, C/JX 126876, illness


Royal Oak, battleship

 CRESSY, Alexander R, Stoker 1c, C/KX 81535, accidentally killed



Sunday, 23 July 1933


Cambrian, light cruiser

 LARGE, Ted S, Stoker 1c, C/KX 75999, illness



Wednesday, 26 July 1933


Royal Navy

 JAQUES, Frank, Engineer Commander, illness



Tuesday, 1 August 1933


Furious, aircraft carrier

 WRIGHT, Frederick D, Able Seaman, D/J 108741, road accident, killed



Wednesday, 9 August 1933


Duchess, destroyer

 ANDREWS, Benjamin H, Petty Officer, C/J 6697, illness


Frobisher, cruiser

 WALL, William J, Stoker 1c, C/KX 75909, illness


Pembroke, Chatham

 MCCORMACK, Frederick S, Able Seaman, C/J 97004, road accident, killed



Tuesday, 15 August 1933


Challenger, survey ship

 BURROWS, William R, Able Seaman, P/J 113797, illness


Warspite, battleship

 TRANTER, John J S, Able Seaman, P/JX 127271, illness



Thursday, 17 August 1933


Hawkins, cruiser

 ACOURT, John J, Leading Signalman, P/J 26116, illness



Monday, 21 August 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

 VIGOUR, Cyril, Stoker 1c, P/KX 78095, died

 VIVIAN, Golfred R, Petty Officer, P/J 92875, road accident, killed



Tuesday, 22 August 1933


Norfolk, heavy cruiser

 BLAKE, Marcus, Paymaster Commander, illness



Friday, 25 August 1933


St Angelo, Malta

 WILLCOX, Norman R, Sergeant, RM, 215999 (Po), illness


Victory, Portsmouth

 KELLAND, Harold V, Electrical Artificer 1c, P/M 8185, illness



Monday, 28 August 1933


Pembroke, Chatham

 BRITTAIN, Harold J, Chief Shipwright 2c, C/M 2447, died



Saturday, 2 September 1933


Resolution, battleship

 STEPHENS, Alfred G, Sailmaker, D/J 21722, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

 WILSON, Henry M, Sailmaker, P/J 92062, illness



Tuesday, 5 September 1933


Caradoc, light cruiser

 HORBURY, Norman, Engine Room Artificer 1c, D/M 14530, illness


Rodney, battleship

 ALCORN, Charles F S, Able Seaman, D/J 23415, illness



Saturday, 9 September 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

 DALBY, Amos W, Telegraphist, P/JX 125356, road accident, killed



Monday, 11 September 1933


Duncan, destroyer

 FIELD, Percival C T, Petty Officer, P/J 22592, illness



Wednesday, 13 September 1933


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 MATTHEWS, Sydney H, Boy 1c, JX 137694, illness



Thursday, 14 September 1933


Furious, aircraft carrier

 BAILEY, John, Leading Stoker, D/KX 76248, accidentally killed



Saturday, 16 September 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

 HASSETT, Blenner C, Petty Officer, P/J 17282, illness



Monday, 18 September 1933


Proteus, submarine

 SELLS, Charles H, Petty Officer, D/J 21262, accidentally killed



Tuesday, 19 September 1933


St Vincent, Gosport

 ARNOLD, Robert A, Boy 2c, JX 139161, illness



Sunday, 24 September 1933


Acheron, destroyer

 KIRK, Herbert, Able Seaman, P/J 25950, illness



Wednesday, 27 September 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

 HONEYBUN, Francis C, Warrant Telegraphist, illness



Thursday, 28 September 1933


Dunoon, minesweeper

 NANGLE, James J, Able Seaman, D/J 27816, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

 BLOW, Charles H, Stoker 1c, P/K 22161, illness



Saturday, 30 September 1933


Rochester, sloop

 SCOTT, Thomas L, Engineer Commander, illness



Sunday, 1 October 1933


Engineer in Chief Department

 FRENCH, Wilfred E, Engineer Commander, illness



Monday, 2 October 1933


FAA, 811 Sqn, Furious, aircraft carrier, air crash, both killed

 BULLOCK, Osmund F L, Lieutenant

 GOYNS, William F, Leading Telegraphist, P/J 41465



Tuesday, 3 October 1933


Pembroke, Chatham

 MEAD, Albert J, Able Seaman, C/J 97731, illness



Sunday, 8 October 1933


L.26, submarine, battery explosion, both killed

 RHODES, Leonard, Able Seaman, D/J 107566

 WHITING, Frederick J T, Able Seaman, C/JX 129841



Tuesday, 10 October 1933


Royal Navy

 MONEY, John P, Lieutenant Commander, illness


St Vincent, Gosport

 TOLSON, Albert E S, Boy 2c, JX 138327, illness



Friday, 13 October 1933


Nelson, battleship

 FIELD, William C, Able Seaman, P/J 24499, illness



Sunday, 15 October 1933


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 GALLOWAY, Trevor A, Boy 2c, JX 138934, illness


Glorious, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier

 BUCK, Jack L W, Engine Room Artificer 5c, D/MX 47650, illness


Hood, battlecruiser

 KEEGAN, Denis L, Stoker 1c, P/K 66573, drowned



Monday, 23 October 1933


Iron Duke, ex-battleship, gunnery training ship

 BIRCH, Henry J M, Stoker 1c, P/K 57831, road accident, killed



Wednesday, 25 October 1933


Caradoc, light cruiser

 BAKER, Norman S, Engine Room Artificer 3c, D/M 87009, illness



Saturday, 28 October 1933


Queen Elizabeth, battleship

 HUDSON, John F, Leading Telegraphist, D/J 75323, illness



Sunday, 29 October 1933


Excellent, Portsmouth

 SMITH, Alfred V, Writer, P/MX 47197, died


Ormonde, ex-minsweeping sloop, survey ship

 MILLER, Arthur J, Leading Stoker, D/KX 75520, illness



Monday, 30 October 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

 JORDAN, Albert C, Able Seaman, P/JX 126823, road accident, killed



Tuesday, 31 October 1933


L.56, submarine

 FERGUSON, James, Able Seaman, D/JX 126620, road accident, killed



Thursday, 2 November 1933


Cornflower, minesweeping sloop

 FURBER, Arthur J, Supply Chief Petty Officer, P/M 30215, illness


Despatch, light cruiser

 BLACKBURN, John, Stoker 1c, P/KX 79634, accidentally killed



Sunday, 5 November 1933


Watchman, destroyer

 GOSS, Sydney L, Signalman, D/JX 130532, accidentally killed



Monday, 6 November 1933


Caledon, light cruiser

 SCANTLEBURY, Robert A, Leading Stoker, D/K 62794, illness


Dauntless, light cruiser

 FAIRBURN, Arthur R, Leading Seaman, P/J 104894, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

 DEAN, Lionel S K, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 14268, road accident, killed



Thursday, 9 November 1933


Laburnum, minesweeping sloop

 HALL, Albert E, Able Seaman, D/J 38950, illness


Rochester, sloop

 GARDNER, Herbert S, Able Seaman, C/J 109202, drowned



Tuesday, 14 November 1933


Danae, light cruiser

 VESEY, Blakeman, Lieutenant, drowned



Wednesday, 15 November 1933


Defiance, Devonport

 HOCKLEY, Charles C, Leading Seaman, D/J 105705, illness



Sunday, 19 November 1933


Admiralty, 2nd Sea Lord's Office

 ROBERTS, Ernest W, Engineer Rear Admiral, illness



Monday, 20 November 1933


Cornwall, heavy cruiser

 ADSHEAD, Alfred E, Commissioned Gunner, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

 RUNICLES, Charles N, Chief Petty Officer Writer, P/M 34998, illness



Tuesday, 21 November 1933


London, heavy cruiser

 PERING, Arthur W, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 134915, died



Thursday, 23 November 1933


Blanche, destroyer

 ELEMENT, William H, Able Seaman, P/J 112399, illness


Pembroke, Chatham

 TOURLE, Cecil T, Leading Seaman, C/J 100904, illness



Friday, 24 November 1933


Vivid, Devonport

 LOWE, Ronald W, Steward, D/LX 21116, illness



Sunday, 26 November 1933


Shropshire, heavy cruiser

 CLARKE, George A, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 135585, accidentally killed



Monday, 27 November 1933


Glorious, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier

 CHAMBERLAIN, Frederick C S, Musician, RMB, RMB X 153, drowned



Thursday, 7 December 1933


Vivid, Devonport

 CLARK, Robert, Able Seaman, D/J 50353, illness



Friday, 8 December 1933


Renown, battlecruiser

 GORRING, Thomas W, Stoker 1c, C/KX 82296, illness



Friday, 15 December 1933


Herald, ex-minesweeping sloop, survey vessel

 CURTHOYS, Herbert W J, Able Seaman, D/JX 126453, illness



Wednesday, 20 December 1933


Dunoon, minesweeper

 BERRY, Richard, Leading Stoker, D/K 20193, illness



Friday, 22 December 1933


Brilliant, destroyer

 JUDGE, Harry W F, Able Seaman, C/J 107145, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

 PAFFORD, Gordon J, Electrical Artificer 1c, P/M 34357, illness



Monday, 25 December 1933


Effingham, cruiser

 JAMES, Robert, Able Seaman, P/JX 131872, illness



Tuesday, 26 December 1933


Tamar, Hong Kong

 SULLIVAN, John A, Signalman, D/J 30235, accidentally killed



Saturday, 30 December 1933


Royal Navy

 CROOKSHANK, Godfrey C C, Captain, illness


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