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Memorial details

Memorial type
Trophy / Relic
District
Portsmouth
Town
Southsea
County
Hampshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1852
    Attended by: LORD FREDERICK FITZCLARENCE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
21425
Current location

CLARENCE ESPLANADE
Southsea
Portsmouth
Hampshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SZ 640 990
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Portsmouth
    Portsmouth
    Hampshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
REPLICA SHIPS ANCHOR FROM HMS VICTORY ON A PLINTH
Inscription
THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR. THE BRITISH FLEET CONSISTED OF 27 SAIL OF THE LINE; THAT OF THE ALLIES OF FRANCE AND SPAIN 33. OF THESE, 19 WERE TAKEN OR DESTROYED BY LORD NELSON. NEAR THIS MEMORIAL ON THE 14TH SEPTEMBER 1805, ADMIRAL NELSON EMBARKED FOR THE LAST TIME, BEING KILLED ON THE FOLLOWING 21ST OCTOBER AT THE VICTORIOUS BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR. THIS TRIBUTE OF RESPECT IS PLACED IN HUMBLE ADMIRATION OF THE DEPARTED HERO BY LORD FREDERICK FITZCLARENCE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR OF PORTSMOUTH 1852."
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,place of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
History
SEPTEMBER 1984 SURVEY: INSCRIPTIONS AND BASE STONES STAINED. RANDOM AREAS OPEN JOINTS TO BASE. PAINTWORK TO ANCHOR FLAKING IN AREAS. INFORMATION TAKEN FROM SURVEY CARRIED OUT BY PORTSMOUTH CITY MUSEUMS DEPARTMENT AND DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIC DESIGN IN 1984. SEE FILE FOR COMPLETE INDEXED DOCUMENT WITH 59 ENTRIES, INCLUDING THOSE RELATING TO NON-MILITARY MEMORIALS IN THE CITY. CONDITION ASSESSMENTS TRANSFERRED DIRECTLY: A = URGENT = POOR. B = LIMITED REQUIREMENT = AT RISK. C = SOUND = GOOD ANCHOR IS A REPLICA: ORIGINAL TRANSFERRED TO THE NAVAL BASE
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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