SW6423 : H.M.S. Anson monument, Loe Bar

taken 12 years ago, near to Gunwalloe, Cornwall, Great Britain

H.M.S. Anson monument, Loe Bar
H.M.S. Anson monument, Loe Bar
This monument, erected in March 1949, is found on the low sandy cliff to the south of Loe Bar. The inscription on the seaward face reads "SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ABOUT 100 OFFICERS AND MEN OF H.M.S. ANSON WHO WERE DROWNED WHEN THIS SHIP WAS WRECKED ON LOE BAR 29TH DEC. 1807, AND BURIED HEREABOUT. HENRY TRENGROUSE OF HELSTON WAS SO IMPRESSED BY THIS TRAGEDY, THAT HE INVENTED THE LIFE SAVING ROCKET APPARATUS WHICH HAS SINCE BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN SAVING THOUSANDS OF LIVES."
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 16 August, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 21 August, 2005
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Monument > Monument   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 645 238 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:4.0547N 5:17.5324W
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