An aerial view of HMS Vernon, Portsmouth on October 5, 1981. The News PP4255
An aerial view of HMS Vernon, Portsmouth on October 5, 1981. The News PP4255

29 amazing throwback photos of Royal Navy's HMS Vernon

HMS Vernon was a part of the Portsmouth landscape for more than a century.

Saturday, 23rd May 2020, 11:30 am
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It was decommissioned in April 1996 and was later transformed into Gunwharf Quays.

Parts of HMS Vernon are still standing, including the famous gates – which now lead into the shopping centre.

Why not take a trip down memory lane and look through our gallery of retro photos from HMS Vernon.

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