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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Penwith
Town
Penzance
County
Cornwall
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 June 2012
    Attended by: Relatives/ Friends of the fallen
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10 June 2012
    Attended by: Unknown
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
66053

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Current location

On the left of the path from Morrab Road and just past the Museum
Penlee Park
Morrab Road
Penzance
Penwith
Cornwall
TR18 4EP
England

OS Grid Ref: SW 47024 30011
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Granite memorial stone with a dedicatory Plaque. Ship's Crest bottom left and Arms of the Town bottom right. Inscription in white raised lettering on blue background.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF / THE THIRD HMS PENZANCE / AND THE 90 MEMBERS OF THE SHIP'S / COMPANY WHO LOST THEIR LIVES WHEN / THE SHIP WAS TORPEDOED AND SANK/ IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC ON / 24TH AUGUST 1940 / THIS MEMORIAL WAS DEDICATED BY/ PENZANCE TOWN COUNCIL / AND THE SHIP'S COMPANY OF THE / FOURTH HMS PENZANCE / JUNE 2012.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: depth 270 mm, height 870 mm, width 480 mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 20 mm, height 420 mm, width 320 mm
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: Penzance Town Council
Reference

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