SC2167 : Mona’s Queen III anchor (2)

taken 3 years ago, near to Port st Mary, Isle of Man, Great Britain

Mona’s Queen III anchor (2)
Mona’s Queen III anchor (2)
The anchor from the Mona’s Queen III which lies at Kallow Point is a memorial to those who lost their lives in Operation Dynamo in May 1940.
In May 1940, eight Steam Packet Company ships took part in the historic rescue of the British Expeditionary Force and brought 24,669 of them to safety. Of a total of 338,226 troops rescued, one in fourteen was brought out on a Steam Packet Company vessel.
In the space of 24 hours around the 29 May 1940, three Steam Packet Company ships - Mona’s Queen, King Orry and Fenella - were lost to enemy action.
At a very moving ceremony held to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the evacuation of Dunkirk on 29th May 2010, the Mona’s Queen anchor was lifted clear of the water. It had parted from the vessel wreck which is regarded as an untouchable war grave.
The anchor has been proudly restored by Cammell Laird in Birkenhead, where Mona’s Queen was built and launched in April 1934, having been transported back from Dunkirk to Cammell Laird with the assistance of Manx Independent Carriers.
The memorial was opened with full honours in a dedication service on 29th May 2012, the 72nd anniversary of the loss of these three ships.
The anchor is placed so that the shank points South East directly towards Dunkirk.
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 July, 2016   (more nearby)
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Friday, 29 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Dunkirk 
Primary Subject of Photo
Anchor 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SC 2101 6702 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.0759N 4:44.2078W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SC 21003 67016
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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