Royal George 1782 (1)

WM reference
40849
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 31st August 1965
Current location

NEAR CORNWALL SLIP
Esplanade
Ryde
Medina
Isle Of Wight
England
OS Grid Ref.: SZ 599 927
Denomination: Undefined

Description

(original) Bronze plaque with iluustration of ship to the right of the inscription. Small marble tablet below. The above placed on a small curving wall with figures of a lion at each end. (later plaque) Identical wording to original, but no illustration.

Inscription

MAIN PLAQUE: IN MEMORY/ OF/ THE MANY OFFICERS AND/ MEN OF THE ROYAL NAVY &/ ROYAL MARINES, WHO LOST/ THEIR LIVES WHEN THE/ ROYAL GEORGE/ SANK AT SPITHEAD ON/ THE 29TH AUGUST 1732/ AND WHO LIE BURIED/ ALONG THIS SEAFRONT/ AND HERE BY FRIENDS/ UNKNOWN, UNMARKED/ UNWEPT, THEY REST SMALLER PLAQUE: UNVEILED BY/ EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA/ 31ST AUGUST 1965

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Non-Combat Deaths
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

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

Component

Tablet
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Marble
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 31st August 1965
Attended by: EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA

History

2006.Original plaque removed and added to Royal George (second memorial): see separate record. c2008-9 Replacement plaque added.

Costs

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

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

MERYD015

Reference

Isle of Wight Memorials http://www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk/others/ryderoyalgeorge.htm

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