Engine Room Heroes (Titanic Memorial)
Near Pier Head
St Nicholas Place
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 33741 90393
Tall, tapered pillar of granite sections on a plinth and base comprising large granite blocks within a circular grassed enclosure surrounded by a paved walkway and iron railings. The pillar has carved depictions of maidens - possibly holding lifeboat rings - in Egyptian style at its top section below a gilded flame with a carved depiction of a gilded sun rising from the sea at the base of the pillar with stone sculptures of classical figures depicting water, earth, sea and fire at each corner. The plinth has sculptures of a pair of naval engineers and a pair of stokers on two sides with sculptures of a poppy within laurel wreath on the alternate two sides. There are inscriptions above each of the laurel wreaths.
North face: IN HONOUR OF/ ALL HEROES OF THE/ MACHINE ENGINE ROOM/ THIS MEMORIAL/ WAS ERECTED BY INTERNATIONAL SUBSCRIPTION/ MCMXVI South Face: THE BRAVE DO NOT DIE/ THEIR DEEDS LIVE FOREVER/ AND CALL UPON US/ TO EMULATE THEIR COURAGE/ AND DEVOTION TO DUTY
Names on memorial
First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined
Measurements: height c1400mm.
Materials: Wrought Iron
memorial incurred shrapnel damage during WW2 which remains visible.
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Details: International public subscription
Unknown or N/A
Links 214 - June 2010 - 'Imarest Vist'
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