29 amazing throwback photos of Royal Navy's HMS Vernon before it became Gunwharf Quays

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

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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