Sidney George Comden
Queen's South Africa Medal with clasp for Defence of Ladysmith..132041 s-b-s
S.G Comden HMS Powerful, Naval LSGC Victoria..S.G. Comden S.B Stewd. HMS Powerful
Sidney George Comden was born
on June 10th, 1865 in Sandown
on the Isle of Wight. When he
joined the service in April 1885
he was described as 5' 9" with
a dark complexion. He served
aboard HMS Powerful for 3
years and was awarded the
LSGC on Aug 30, 1900.

In the 1881 census he is shown
as a 14 year old living with his
mother and 3 sisters and a
brother in Hampshire. He is the
youngest child. In the 1901
census he gives his age as 33
and is shown as living with his
25 yr old wife Alice at 91 New
Rd in Portsmouth
SPECIFICATIONS

Displacement -
14,200 tons
Dimensions - 538x71x27ft
Armour - Deck 6in-2in,
barbettes, turrets 6in,
ammunition hoists 2in,
casemates 6in-2in, CT 12in
Armament - 2-9.2in,
12-6in QF, 16-12pdr QF,
12-3pdr QF, 4-18in TT sub

Complement - 894
Launched - 8.6.1897
Builder - Vickers, Barrow
Fate - sold 1929
H.M.S. Powerful's
Naval Brigade after
their return to the
ship, prior to leaving
for home
Naval Brigade's 6" guns