HMS Quality Guestbook

If you are personally connected to HMS Quality in any way, please feel free to write a message below, it’s appreciated!


My Grandfather was Able Seaman Ronald Hawkins who was a Pom Pom gunner on the HMS Quality, he sadly passed away last year however his stories of his time at sea on the Quality with his great friend Jimmy Monaghan will stay with me. He was active in organising and performing in shipboard shows, always the entertainer, always centre-stage, full of confidence, making everyone rock with laughter.

I’d like to leave a message in memory of my father, E C (Ginger) Brooks AB, former member of the Quality’s ship’s company. He passed away in 2015 aged 92, and always spoke fondly of his time serving in the Navy as a young man. Good wishes to you all.

On behalf of my father, Signalman Ranville Robert Charles (most commonly known as “Bob”) Hawtree, I’d like to mention that, as I type (20th Oct 2017) he’s still alive and well (aged 94). A few years ago he wrote many stories in his memoirs about his time on board many different ships, including the HMS Quality. (I’ve recently turned this into a book, so if anyone is interested in his life story, please contact me via the following email address: [email protected]).

My father served on HMS Quality. While I have some of the original carbon copy of the ships diary. I have been looking for the entire diary. I will read it with great affection and interest
Tom McGuinness

My father – Able Seaman Leonard Perkins served about another Q ship, HMS Quadrant as an AA gunner/loader. I’m always looking for more information on his ship so was delighted to read this account of the Quality.

My father Basil Morris Horley served on HMS Quality from her commissioning until 1945 when she exchanged crews with HMAS Napier. He was also a member of the ships football team and is on the team photo on your website.

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