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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Weymouth And Portland
Town
Portland
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 June 2005
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
56200

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Current location

Public open space overlooking Portland harbour
Portland Harbour
Yeats Rd
Portland
Weymouth And Portland
Dorset
England

OS Grid Ref: SY 686 730
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone of Remembrance
Inscription
SIDON MEMORIAL (NAMES)/ IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIRTEEN WHO DIED AS A RESULT OF A HIGH TEST PEROXIDE EXPERIMENT/ TORPEDO EXPLOSION ON BOARD THE SUBMARINE/ HMS SIDON 16th JUNE 1955 WHEN BERTHED/ ALONGSIDE THE SUBMARINE DEPOT SHIP/ HMS MAIDSTONE IN PORTLAND HARBOUR
Inscription legible?
no
Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,place of burial
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: depth 610mm, height 1250m, width 1640m
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate,private,public
Responsibility
Sub Mariners' Association

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