HMS Claverhouse

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HMS Claverhouse
Granton, Edinburgh
Former HMS Claverhouse, Granton Square.jpg
Claverhouse Training Centre
HMS Claverhouse is located in Scotland
HMS Claverhouse
HMS Claverhouse
Coordinates 55°58′50″N 3°13′28″W / 55.980618°N 3.224330°W / 55.980618; -3.224330
Type Training Centre
Site information
Controlled by  United Kingdom
Site history
In use 1939-1994
Garrison information
Garrison Royal Navy

HMS Claverhouse was a shore establishment of the British Royal Navy, based at Granton, Edinburgh.

Service history[edit]

On the outbreak of World War II in September 1939 the navy took over the Granton Hotel, close to Granton Harbour, and commissioned it as HMS Claverhouse for Reserve training. From April 1940 it was in use for Merchant Navy Defence Courses,[1] and also served as the headquarters for the Motor Launches of the local Coastal Forces.[2]

Decommissioned on 15 August 1945[1] Claverhouse then became the Training Centre of the Forth Division, Royal Naval Reserve, until the division was disbanded in 1994.[3]

Today, the building is known as the "Claverhouse Training Centre", and is the HQ for E Squadron, 205 (Scottish) Field Hospital (Volunteers),[4] No.17 (Granton) Platoon, Army Cadet Force, and the Edinburgh Trinity Sea Cadets.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Warlow, Ben (1992). Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy. Liskeard, Cornwall: Maritime Books. ISBN 0-907771-52-1. 
  2. ^ Houterman, J.N. (2011). "Royal Navy Coastal Forces 1940-1945". World War II Unit Histories. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Between the Wars: Reconstitution of the RNVR". The HMS Unicorn Preservation Society. 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "E Squadron, 205 Field Hospital". British Army Website. 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Edinburgh Trinity". Sea Cadet Corps. 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 

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