HMS Vernon



Dress Ship for the Coronation & Fleet Review 1953

The ‘Royals‘ doing what the Royals do best


VERNON was the home of minesweeping and diver training in the South of England for many years. She was also the base for the ‘VERNON’ Squadron of sweepers. She finally closed her doors in the 1990’s and in now a shopping centre serving the Portsmouth area. Coming soon at Gunwharf Quays

One Response to HMS Vernon

  1. I joined Vernon from the 2MCM (Lewiston) on 17 Dec 73 and was in charge of the main signal office until 10 Jan 77, when I was drafted to Tiger.
    During my time at Vernon I completed my POLC at Royal Arthur course 1352 (from 7 Nov 74 – 12 Dec 74).

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