Memorial: M5009

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Location

Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, England

Transcript

[North face of pedestal] 'IN MEMORY / OF THEIR COMRADES / WHO FELL IN BATTLE, / OR DIED FROM DISEASE AND ACCIDENT DURING AN EVENTFUL COMMISSION OF FOUR YEARS / THIS COLUMN WAS RAISED / BY / VICE-ADMIRAL SIR JAMES HOPE, K.C.B., / THE CAPTAIN, OFFICERS AND SHIP'S COMPANY / OF H.M.S. CHESAPEAKE / 1862', [on central band of column] 'CHESAPEAKE' [on base] 'PEIHO', 'CALCUTTA', 'JEDDAH', 'PEKIN'.

Details

Description: 'The memorial consists of a column, of a free Romanesque treatment, with plinth and sub plinth resting on a pedestal, the summit being ornamented with a naval crown of gilt bronze, elevated on a tripod also of bronze...The sculptured capital, the base and band of the column, the sub plinth and the die of the pedestal and the step, are of Portland stone. The base of the tripod and the cornice and plinth to the pedestal are of the grey Forest of Dean stone. The shaft of the column is in red Aberdeen granite, polished and the plinth is of grey granite, also polished. The plinth has on it a representation in bronze of the attack on the Taku Forts. The sculptor who executed this portion of the work was Mr T. Phyffers.'The Builder
Type: Column
Materials: Granite, limestone
Artists: T. Phyffers, Wilson & Nicholl
Vessel: HMS Chesapeake

Event

2nd China War; Indian Mutiny

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Asia

Extra

Notes: Commemorates crew who died during commission of 1857-61 in action, or by disease or accident. Commission included 2nd China War and Indian Mutiny. Stonework executed by G.P. White of London.
Bibliography: 'The Builder' 6 Dec 1863 p. 862

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