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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Medina
Town
Ryde
County
Isle Of Wight
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31st August 1965
    Attended by: EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
40849
Current location

NEAR CORNWALL SLIP
Esplanade
Ryde
Medina
Isle Of Wight
England

OS Grid Ref: SZ 599 927
Denomination: Undefined

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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
Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
History
2006.Original plaque removed and added to Royal George (second memorial): see separate record. c2008-9 Replacement plaque added.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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