HMS Newt (shore establishment)

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HMS Newt
Newhaven, East Sussex
HMS Newt is located in East Sussex
HMS Newt
HMS Newt
Coordinates50°47′10″N 0°03′07″E / 50.786165°N 0.052000°E / 50.786165; 0.052000
TypeCombined Operations Base
Site information
Controlled by United Kingdom
Site history
In use1942-1945
Garrison information
GarrisonRoyal Navy

HMS Newt was a shore establishment of the Royal Navy during World War II, based at Newhaven, East Sussex.

Service history

It was commissioned on 15 October 1942 as a base for Combined Operations Landing Craft, and consisted of Hards at Seaford and Sleepers Hole (Newhaven Marina), with accommodation on nearby Fort Road. From March 1945 it was used by Naval Parties assigned to "Operation Eclipse" (the capture of ports in northern Germany). Newt was decommissioned on 22 June 1945.[1]


  1. Warlow, Ben (1992). Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy. Liskeard, Cornwall: Maritime Books. ISBN 0-907771-52-1.