Coastal Forces Bases

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Ted Else
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Coastal Forces Bases

Postby Ted Else » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:10 pm

There is a new page on this site giving the position of known CF bases in the UK. There are plans to extend this feature to encompass the Mediterranean War Theatre. Do you know any of the 'not so well known', especially any details of the several Base Ships so employed?
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Re: Coastal Forces Bases

Postby JOHNB » Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:58 am

Ted,
try this link, HMS Nimrod was more than we knew.

http://www.longtononline.co.uk/history/ ... OOKSON.pdf

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Re: Coastal Forces Bases

Postby Ted Else » Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:50 pm

Hello John
Yes - there certainly is quite a lot of good information in that link - somebody's major research (for a book)?
It does not contradict what is on our map page re- HMS Sea Hawk and its close relationship with HMS Nimrod, but amazingly the link does not mention Sea Hawk.
Very good though, and thanks for the post.
Regards Ted

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Re: Coastal Forces Bases

Postby Pioneer » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:30 pm

Our maps page has now been extended to cover the Mediterranean War Theatre. Can you ID any that may be missing?
If so please contact us.

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Re: Coastal Forces Bases

Postby Julie » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:41 am

Hi all
just found the map pages :roll: , very well done to all involved , the middle east will take some time to finish i guess - there must have been many of those travelling bases yet there is only 2 shown? - anyway, a very good addition to the site i believe :tu:

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Re: Coastal Forces Bases

Postby Pioneer » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:30 pm

Thank You 'Julie',
We shall be updating the maps pages very soon. Information regarding the Mobile Base Units, in the Mediterranean Theatre in particular, is proving to be quite a challenge. We are confident with our research team and shall 'update' the pages as soon as possible. Thanks again Julie.

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Re: Coastal Forces Bases

Postby lennardmears » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:56 pm

Our maps page has now been extended to cover the Mediterranean War Theatre. Can you ID any that may be missing?
If so please contact us.
You probably already have details,but there were advanced bases at Augusta(Sicily,)Maddalena,Bastia(Corsica),and probably others (when I can think of them!).Len "Sparks"Mears

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Re: Coastal Forces Bases

Postby Pioneer » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:57 pm

Hello Len
Thanks for that information.
Do you know where those temp base staff originated from? (HMS Hannibal or HMS Hasdrubal, or else where?)
Likewise we know that the cruiser HMS Colombo placed a temp base, during the latter stages of the war in the Adriatic, at Zada, Croatia. We are hoping to trace where they originated from, as they were understood not to be manned from the crew of Colombo.
Any more places that you may remember - please drop a line and thanks again. :tu:

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Re: Coastal Forces Bases

Postby jdcboss » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:55 pm

Looking at my Dad's records, he was at a forward base in Santa Margherita on the Italian Riviera during 1945. I have travel dockets for him to go by lorry for spares to Naples via rome from that period.

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Re: Coastal Forces Bases

Postby JOHNB » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:51 pm

For you Med coastal forces bases data this link might be of interest.
http://people.aapt.net.au/~jburchell/Se ... quito.html

Regards JB :wink:

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Re: Coastal Forces Bases

Postby Jeffa4444 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:35 am

Is this one of the operational base ships? My father had this in his photo collection
hms-orwell.jpg

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Re: Coastal Forces Bases

Postby Jeffa4444 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:12 pm

I have since discovered this is HMS Orwell (G98) so must be in home waters after WWII.

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Re: Coastal Forces Bases

Postby Pioneer » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:41 pm

HMS Orwell's war was confined to Home Waters according to Naval-History Net. A very active war at that!! but not a CF base ship.


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