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Due to a bombing raid in August 1940 the main Naval Anti-Submarine training base HMS Osprey at Portsmouth was badly damaged. For once wisdom came to their Lordships and it was decided that training should take place in a less vulnerable place. Campbletown in Scotland fitted the bill so the Grammar School was requisitioned and a new set of pupils were moved in, Navy personnel training on ASDIC. HMS Nimrod came into being. Due to the large influx of personnel a new housing estate was also requisitioned for accommodation for HMS Nimrod, this section was given the name of Nimrod- B.
In a very short time Campbeltown was soon to become a Military Base of a great size. It would have in the end HMS Nimrod Anti-submarine training, HMS Landrail  Fleet Air Arm, a Rescue Tug Base also Air/Sea Rescue, plus a boom defence unit.

Due to the large size of the ASDIC training personnel HMS Seahawk at Ardrishaig quickly came into being as a tender to HMS Nimrod.

Officers in charge of HMS Nimrod

06.1940      -          ( ?          )    Cdr R J R Dendy
06.1941      -          ( ?          )    Capt C T Addis
02.1942      -          (08.1943)    Capt. J.W. Farquhar, RN
08.1943      -          (12.1943)    Capt. M.W.St.L. Searle, RN
01.1944      -          (06.1944)    Capt. D.H. Hall-Thompson, RN
04.1945      -          (07.1945)    A/Capt. A.E. Johnston, RN (retd)

 Campbeltown HMS Nimrod
June 1940

84th Anti-Submarine Group - anti-submarine yachts TUSCARORA (Capt E C Stubbs Rtd)
Harbour defence patrol craft - two yachts
Rescue tug - chartered tug ENGLISHMAN

Jan-May 1941

Submarine OTWAY (Lt H R B Newton)
39th Anti-Submarine Group - anti-submarine whalers TERJE I (Sk C Coultas RNR), TERJE II (Ch Sk S G Jinks RNR), TERJE III (Sk J H D Dansic RNR), TOPAZE (Lt Cdr J N Hambley MBE).
84th Anti-Submarine Group - anti-submarine yachts CARINA (Lt Cdr A C G Jolly Rtd), LADY SHAHRAZAD (Lt Cdr D S Hore-Lacy Rtd), SHEMARA (Cdr H Buckle Rtd).
Rescue tugs -TENACITY (Ty Lt (Eng) H L Kerkess RNR), THAMES (Dutch crew),SALVONIA (Ty Lt G M M Robinson   RNR), SCHELDE (Dutch crew) 

June-November 1941

Submarine Tender BREDA (Capt A E Johnston Rtd)   dep Campbeltown 25 Jun,
Dutch torpedo boat Z.5 (Dutch crew) dep Campbeltown 25 Jun.
Submarines H.32 (Lt B G Heslop, Lt P L A B Colombi from 3 Aug) H.31 (Lt R J Hemingway DSC, Lt F B Gibbs from 9 Aug)
French torpedo boats -  LA CORDELIÈRE (Lt A J G Barff   RNR), LA FLORE (Lt Cdr J A Burnett), L'INCOMPRISE (Lt F S Deveson    RNR Rtd) arr Campbeltown 25 June.
39th Anti-Submarine Group - anti-submarine trawlers BEDLINGTON (Sk J H D Dansic RNR), BOARHOUND (Ch Sk S G Jinks RNR), BRETWALDA (Sk J Windram RNR), SPANIEL (Sk C Coultas RNR), French L'ATLANTIQUE (Sk A McKay RNR)
84th Anti-Submarine Group -  ST MODWEN (Lt Cdr F J Webster RNR) , SHEMARA (Cdr H Buckie Rtd), VALENA (Lt Cdr A F C Gray RNR).

December 1941-February 1942

Anti-submarine Training Ship - NEMESIS at Campbeltown
39th Anti-Submarine Group - anti-submarine trawlers BRETWALDA (ex-ADMINISTRATEUR DE BOURNAT), French L'ATLANTIQUE,  anti-submarine whalers , BOARHOUND (ex-TERJE 2), SPANIEL (ex-TERJE 1),  anti-submarine yacht TUSCARORA (SO, )
84th Anti-Submarine Group - French torpedo boat LA FLORE .
British anti-submarine yachts SHEMARA (SO ) , anti-submarine yacht CARINA.
Boom Defence Vessel - GIRARD.
Rescue Tug Base Ship - MINONA.
Rescue tug Accommodation Ship - VIGILANT.
Submarine Polish - WILK (KdR por B Krawczyk)
Auxzilary Vessels for Flying Training - Drifter OAK APPLE (civilian crew),Naval Aux Boat LANDRAIL.
Torpedo Recovery Vessel - BLUE HAZE

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