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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fittings
District
Swale
Town
Sheerness
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War - civilians
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28644
Current location

Holy Trinity Church
Broadway
Sheerness
Swale
Kent
ME12 2PQ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 92190 74820
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Altar, reredos and two memorial boards.
Inscription
HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP/"PRINCESS IRENE"/6000 TONS. LENGTH 395 FT. BREADTH 54FT. DRAUGHT 20FT/ SPEED 23 KTS./WAS BUILT BY DENNY BROS, DUMBARTON FOR THE CANADIAN AND /PACIFIC RAILWAY CO. IN 1914./ SHE WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE ROYAL NAVY ON THE 20TH/ JAN. 1915 AND JOINED H.M. MINELAYERS IN MARCH 1915. TWO MONTHS/ LATER DURING THE FORENOON OF THE 27TH. MAY THIS SHIP WAS/ DESTROYED AT SHEERNESS BY AN INTERNAL EXPLOSION AND / 77 OF H.M. DOCKYARD PERSONNEL WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED ON/ THE PANEL OPPOSITE WERE LOST./TO THE GLORY OF GOOD AND IN MEMORY OF THEM THE ALTAR,/ REREDOS AND TABLET ARE ERECTED.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, F
Akhurst, A
Back, H
Barling, N T
Barton, A
Bidgood, W T T
Blee, J
Branchett, E
Brazill, F
Bridges, S
See details for all 77 names
Commemorations
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 77
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 77
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Altar
    Measurements: depth 610mm, height 4920mm, width 217mm
    Materials: Unknown
  • Reredos
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Made by dockyard staff ?

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
CHURCH

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