Re: HMS Vernon
One part of this post reminded me of my Grandfather. He was posted to HMS Vernon during the First World War and served on the attached trawlers Russell II and Welbeck. He was Mentioned in Dispatches on 3.8.1917 because he went aft to secure a mine that had come adrift during a storm. I understand that in those days HMS Vernon was the name given to the ship that was attached to the mine school. During this period the former HMS Warrior served as HMS Vernon, so it is good that she is back there now.
best wishes Gary.