1958 - Closure of HMS HORNET

13th October. HMS Hornet the Coastal Force Base at Haslar is closed. It started life during the First World War and at different periods in its early life came under the command of both Dolphin and Vernon before being established as an independent command. During the Second World war it was used by hundreds of Motor Torpedo Boats, Motor Gunboats and Motor Launches patrolling or raiding the French coast.