HMAS HOBART ASSOCIATION
Closed down last Sunday 20th February 2022 after operating for around 75 years. Sadly the latest generation are not interested in associations such as these. The current members are fading away and there are no new member to replace them
John (Bomber) Wells
Passed away 6th December 2020 aged 92. I think Bomber was our last Hobart Association (Cruiser) member here in the west
I believe he was in the first group of electricians trained at HMAS Cerberus when the RAN decided to have an Electrical Branch. He was originally trained as a Torpedo Man in the RAN. Our best wishes to Kevs’ family at this sad time
Derryl was part of the commissioning crew of HMAS Hobart II
Our deepest sympathy to Derryls’ family
Trevor (Big Julie) London
Passed away 21st October 2018
Passed away Monday 10th September 2018
Barry was an EX PO (WE) and was on the commissioning crew of HMAS Hobart II and was on the first deployment to Vietnam. Our sympathy to Leonie and all Barry’s family in this time of sadness
Passed away Monday 20th August 2018
Ex WOERA Commissioning Crew HMAS Hobart II.
Passed away 15th March 2018
Ex POSBA ( Lab Rate) crossed the bar 22nd February 2018.
Don was a member of the Commissioning Crew of HMAS Hobart 2.
Gordon Fairbain Maclean
LSRP Commissioning Crew and first deployment
Passed away on the 26th December 2017
Passed away Monday 15 august 2016
Merv served proudly in the Hobart in its first deployment to Vietnam.
He was a strong advocate for wider recognition to operations such as “Sea Dragon” and
how such battles were portrayed in the Australian War Memorial.
Frank (Blue) Stevens
Passed away Sunday 18 September 2016
Frank was a long time member of the HMAS Hobart Association (WA Division)
Passed away at 0930 6th October at Toowoomba hospital.
John (Bomber) Wells
Passed away 6th December 2020 aged 92
Ken E Dobbie
Passed away on the 11th October 20210
Ken was a commissioning crew member and served on HMAS Hobarts first deployment to Vietnam.
He was also a staunch advocate for the HMAS Hobart Association and Junior Recruit Members
May you have Fair winds, and smooth Seas.
Rest Easy Shipmates