HMS Vernon, Gunwharf

AddressPark Road, Portsmouth PO1, UK
Location typeNaval Base
AccessPublic Access
Site Ownership and Access InformationHMS Vernon closed in 1995, and redeveloped as Gunwharf Quays shopping centre. For opening times see the Gunwharf Quays website
Contact detailsSee 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.

View on the D-Day On Your Doorstep map