Let me introduce myself…

Firstly, let me introduce myself.  My name is Hickleberry Hound, Hick for short.  I have the honour of being chosen by theNavyMuseumto represent my fellow animals who served in the navy.  Yes, you read right, I served in the navy.I served aboard HMNZS Hickleton during the Malayan/Indonesian confrontation in the ‘60s.  I was volunteered for…

HMS Pyramus

One of the ironies of World War One was that more New Zealanders went to war in HMS Pyramus than the Dominion’s own ship, HMS Philomel. Like Philomel, Pyramus was an old ship, but it still played its part in places as far afield as East Africa and the Persian Gulf.

William Harry Williams

William Harry Williams was a cadet in the Union Steam Ship Company’s training ship Aparima and lost his life aged 20 when the ship was torpedoed in the English Channel in November 1917. Sixteen other cadets, mainly New Zealand boys, lost their lives at the same time.