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HMS Pembroke

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As well as a number of ships bearing the name HMS Pembroke, it was also a name given to Royal Navy shore stations

  • HMS Pembroke started life at Forth, then was at Harwich before moving to Chatham where it moved ashore in 1903[1].

Subsequent shore stations were given the name with numbers added, thus:

  • HMS Pembroke II was RNAS Eastchurch between June 1913 to 1 April 1918 when it was turned over to the RAF.
  • HMS Pembroke III was in London
  • HMS Pembroke IV was at Chatham/Great Yarmouth/Nore
  • HMS Pembroke V was at Dover/London
  • HMS Pembroke VI was at Chatham/Lerwick
  • HMS Pembroke VII was at Grimsby
  • HMS Pembroke VIII was at Humber
  • HMS Pembroke X was at Lowestoft
  • HMS Pembroke II was an Accounting Base at Chatham, 1940-57.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Wikipedia
  • Details of the RN shorebases worldwide may be found in "Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy" by Lt Cdr B. Warlow RN. Published second edition in 2000 by Maritime Books ISBN 0 907771 73 4 (Tel 01579 343663)