Engine Room Heroes (Titanic Memorial)

WM reference
1224
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Current location

Near Pier Head
St Nicholas Place
Liverpool
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 1QW
England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 33741 90393
Denomination: Undefined

Description

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.

Inscription

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

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Column
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Component

Plinth
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Component

Base
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Component

Fence/ Railing
Condition: Good
Measurements:
Materials: Wrought Iron
Listed?: No

History

memorial incurred shrapnel damage during WW2 which remains visible.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: International public subscription

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

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