NZ3566 : The Merchant Navy Memorial

taken 10 years ago, near to North Shields, North Tyneside, Great Britain

The Merchant Navy Memorial
The Merchant Navy Memorial
The plaque reads: -
"This statue was unveiled by
Countess Mountbatten of Burma
on 19th September 1990
in memory of the thousands of merchant seamen
who sailed from this port and lost their lives in WWII

Unrecognized, you put us in your debt,
Unthanked, you enter or escaped the grave,
Whether your land remember or forget,
You saved the land, or died to try to save.

John Masefield, Poet Lauriet
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NZ3566, 176 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 October, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 19 October, 2008
Category
Statues   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3585 6690 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.7238N 1:26.4707W
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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