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Introduction

HMS Beehive was a Royal Naval Coastal Forces Base  Commissioned 1 July 1940 and headquartered at Felixstowe Dock in what was the Little Ships Hotel. 

Throughout the war the base was host to Motor Torpedo Boats, Motor Gun Boats and Motor Launches.

These vessels saw action in the North Sea off the Dutch, German and French coasts throughout hostilities. In May 1945 they took surrender of German E Boats operating in the area.

The base closed on 1st July 1945

 

Comments

Posted:2015 8 25 18:41:46 GMT
ml442
Does any one have any gen on this boat
s constable canister on sea norfolk
Posted:2016 12 9 19:39:08 GMT
Darvezey@gmail.com
My uncle served on this boat I believed. He passed away in Bari in, Italy of illness at age just 17. I visited his grave this year. 1st time we had met, day after my 50th birthday. My Dad, his brother, is approaching 90 but I know would be grateful of any information about the boat or personal. Have to be delicate in giving him information though as he lost his father even earlier in his life. Would really appreciate anything people could offer. Thank you to thelp Italians who maintain the graveyard.
Darren Vezey Devon
Posted:2017 6 19 16:23:13 GMT
My father served at Bee Hive. He died in 1974. All photographs, plus one of the E Boat, were left with his second wife (who re-married) at 2 Challis Avenue, Chaddesden, Derby.
nee McBride North Lincs

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