The camp was reportedly built as a prisoner of war camp for use in the Boer War in 1900, and was used as a Royal Naval Auxiliary Hospital in the Second World War. The rest camp was commissioned as an independent command under the name Uva on 1 December 1945.
Nominal Depot Ships
|SPL||431224||1 December 1945 - August 1950|
|Harbour Launch, Petrol||441614||August 1950 - ?|
|Harbour Launch, Petrol||431224||1954|
|Harbour Launch, Diesel||441614||1955 - March 1957|
|Motor Launch||4749||March 1957 - ?|
- Warlow (2000), p.146.