HMS Sheba

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Steamer Point with HMS Sheba - the long low building in the centre.

HMS Sheba also known as HM Naval Base, Aden was a Royal Navy shore base at Steamer Point (now Tawahi) in Aden.[1] It was closed after South Yemen achieved independence in 1967.[2]

During the Second World War the senior naval administrative authority was the Naval Officer-in-Charge, Aden (1935-46), and the Red Sea Force was active, including against the Italians.

After the 1961 Kuwait crisis Flag Officer, Middle East moved his headquarters to Steamer Point in Aden.[3] The renamed British Forces Aden, now Middle East Command, also included the Amphibious Warfare Squadron from the same time.[4]

See also


  1. Jackson, Ashley (2006). The British Empire and the Second World War. London: Hambledon Continuum. p. 275. ISBN 978-0-8264-4049-5.
  2. Van der Bijl, Nick (2014). British Military Operations in Aden and Radfan: 100 Years of British Colonial Rule. Barnsley: Pen and Sword. p. 210. ISBN 978-1-78303-291-4.
  3. Walker, Jonathan (2014). Aden Insurgency: The Savage War in Yemen 1962-67 (in English). Barnsley, England: Pen and Sword. p. 90. ISBN 9781783375615.
  4. Middle East Record Volume 2, 1961. Tel Aviv, Israel: The Moshe Dayan Center. 1961. p. 90.

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