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Memorial details

Memorial type
Model
District
Derby
Town
Derby
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Maker
Peter W Walster
Ceremony
  • Presented
    Date: 23 April 2004
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
65071
Current location

In the foyer of the civic suite.
Council House
Corporation St
Derby
Derby
Derbyshire
DE1 2FS
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 354 363
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A brass model of a submarine in a display case accompanied by plaques. The submarine is an accurately engineered scale model of Britain's first naval Submarine RN Holland 1. The brass and glass case is mounted on an oak cabinet and three brass plaques bear the incised inscriptions in different styles of roman lettering.
Inscription
Plaque a: RN HOLLAND No1/ BRITAIN'S FIRST SUBMARINE/ Built by VICKERS, SON & MAXIM Barrow-in-Furness/ LAUNCHED 2ND OCTOBER 1901 COMPLETED 2ND FEBRUARY 1903 Plaque b: Presented to/ THE CITY OF DERBY/ 23rd APRIL 2004 IN HONOUR OF/ JOHN WILLIAM KERSHAW POPE RN/ Derby's first Submariner and Crew Member/ RN HOLLAND No1 and No3 Plaque c: MODEL RN HOLLAND No. 1/ Presented to the City of Derby, 23rd April 2004/ Commissioned by Trevor Williamson in honour of his/ Grandfather, John William Kershaw Pope RN,/ Derby's first Submariner/ Project Manager: Anthony V. Pope, C.Eng., MIEE/ Pope Machinery Ltd., Derby/ Manufacturing Engineer: Peter W. Walster/ Toton, Nottinghamshire
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,regiment,forename,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Model
    Measurements: depth 150mm, height 300mm, width 800mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 150mm, height c30mm, width 800mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 2mm, height 60mm, width 290mm
    Materials: Brass
  • Case
    Measurements: depth 550mm, height 1420mm, width 1110mm
    Materials: Brass, Wood - Oak, Glass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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