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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Rochester Upon Medway
Town
Chatham
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 November 2007
    Attended by: HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62124
Current location

By the gang-plank to HMS Cavalier
Chatham Historic Dockyard
Main Gate Road
Chatham
Rochester Upon Medway
Kent
ME4 4TZ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 75910 69254
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A bronze sculptured plaque adjacent to the port side bow of the Destroyer. On one side of the plaque is a high relief sculpture of men being rescued from the sea by a destroyer. On the other side is a rectangular plaque listing by name the 142 Royal Navy destroyers lost during the war and the sacrifice of the other British Dominion and Allied destroyers between 1939 and 1945. The whole is set on a granite plinth.
Inscription
1939 - (3 Destroyers) 1940 - (35 Destroyers) 1941 - (21 Destroyers) 1942 - (46 Destroyers) 1943 - (18 Destroyers) 1944 - (17 Destroyers) 1945 - (2 Destroyers) THE DESTROYER MEMORIAL / 1939 - 1945 / THIS MEMORIAL ALSO COMMEMORATES THE CONTRIBUTION MADE BY DESTROYERS AND / MEN OF DOMINION AND ALLIED NAVIES LOST IN ACHIEVING VICTORY AT SEA
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 142
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: By year, then alphabetical
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: height 3800mm, width 3000mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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