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RAF Hamworthy
RAF Poole
HMS Turtle

Ensign of the Royal Air Force

Poole Harbour, Dorset, United Kingdom
Type Military Seaplane Base
Coordinates Latitude:
In use 1939-1948
Garrison RAF Coastal Command
Occupants No.19 Group Coastal Command, Royal Navy, BOAC

European Theatre of World War II

Dorset UK location map
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RAF Hamworthy, shown within Dorset

RAF Hamworthy was a Royal Air Force Coastal Command seaplane base at Poole Harbour in Dorset, England, from 1939 to 1948. During the Second World War, it was used by the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and BOAC.

RAF units and aircraftEdit

Unit Dates Aircraft Variant Notes
No. 210 Squadron RAF 1943 Consolidated Catalina IB Detachments to Gibraltar.[1]
No. 461 Squadron RAAF 1942-1943 Short Sunderland II and III [2]



  1. Jefford 1988, p. 70.
  2. Jefford 1988, p. 93.


  • Jefford MBE, Wg Cdr C G (1988). RAF Squadrons. A comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all RAF squadrons and their antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-85310-053-6. 

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