|Address||Park Road, Portsmouth PO1, UK|
|Location type||Naval Base|
|Site Ownership and Access Information||HMS Vernon closed in 1995, and redeveloped as Gunwharf Quays shopping centre. For opening times see the Gunwharf Quays website|
|Contact details||See Gunwharf Quays website|
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The Royal Navy’s torpedo and mining school at HMS Vernon was the base for part of Force S – the naval force that landed British troops on Sword Beach. It was also the base for Motor Torpedo Boats, which on D-Day protected the flanks of the landings against enemy naval attack.