Memorial: M5003

Tablet on the sea front, Ryde, Isle of Wight, commemorating officers and men of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines drowned in the sinking of ‘Royal George’ 1782

Location

Sea front, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF THE MANY OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AT SPITHEAD ON THE 29TH AUGUST 1782 AND WHO LIE BURIED ALONG THIS SEA FRONT AND HERE BY FRIEND UNKNOWN, UNMARKED, UNWEPT, THEY REST', 'UNVEILED BY EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA 31ST AUGUST 1965'

Details

Description: With a relief of the 'Royal George'.
Type: Tablet
Position: Wall
Materials: Bronze
Vessel: HMS Royal George

Extra

Notes: 'Royal George' sank at anchor off Spithead 29 August 1782.

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