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Welcome to the website of the HMS Dunedin Society.

The Dunedin Society is our collective organisation designed to keep alive the memories of HMS Dunedin and her men. It is entirely voluntary and free to join and its membership is worldwide. The society organises commemorative events, including the annual 24th November ceremonies. If you wish to find out more or have any information about HMS Dunedin that we could publicise on our website please Contact Us.

Andrew (Boy) McCall

It is with great sadness that we report that Andrew (Boy) McCall died on 1st May. Boy, aMcCall, ASs he was affectionately known until the end of his life, was a devoted supporter of the Dunedin Society. As he was the last known surviving member of the ship’s company of HMS Dunedin, his passing marks the closure of a long and eventful chapter in the history of HMS Dunedin.

Boy McCall will be remembered by all members of the Dunedin Society for his warmth and his great contribution to the preservation of the memory of the men of HMS Dunedin. He received a special mention for his exemplary behaviour after the sinking. Lieutenant-Commander Watson wrote this in his first dispatch on the sinking: “Both these boys [McCall and Morris] showed a very cool and courageous spirit throughout the period spent on the raft. Neither uttered a single word of complaint and both willingly and cheerfully carried out whatever duty was required of them.”

Rest in Peace, Boy. Your shipmates are waiting for you.

 

 

Dunedin News

NEW: Updated article on the new information on the rescue. New documents.

Click the link above or here for an updated article on the sinking and the rescue, including a second report written by Lt-Commander Watson, not previously published on this website.

2015 Remembrance Service and Reunion, 21st November

The Dunedin Society met for the annual reunion and remembrance service. Click here for a first report.

New Information about the sinking – hear about it at the Remembrance Service

At this year’s Remembrance Service (for which, the details of the arrangements are in the previous post) I am pleased to tell you that we will be able to tell you about some new information which has come to our attention about the sinking of HMS Dunedin and the rescue of the survivors. New documents…

Arrangements for HMS Dunedin Remembrance Service and Reunion, 21st November 2015

The HMS Dunedin Service of Remembrance and Reunion will take place at the Portsmouth Naval War Memorial, Southsea Common, on Saturday 21st November 2015 at 1200hrs. The service will be conducted by The Rev Colin Noyce OCM (RN). An Order of Service will be distributed on arrival at the Memorial. Following the service we will…

Recent Updates

In this section of our website we will be posting details of recent updates that we make to the website eg new information about a member of crew.

Please Donate

The Dunedin Society is run by a small group of volunteers who need your support to keep it going. If you would like to make a financial donation, please click on the 'Donate' button below. You can choose to pay via paypal or debit/credit card. Thank you!

Buy our Book

Blood in the Sea: HMS Dunedin and the Enigma Code", published in 2003, is the only book on HMS Dunedin.Click here to preview and buy

Upcoming Events

Our Memorial events are free, however, in order for us to organise space and refreshments please reserve your place on our Future Events page. We look forward to seeing you at our next celebration.....