TQ3877 : Greenwich: The Bellot Memorial

taken 2 months ago, near to Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

Greenwich: The Bellot Memorial
Greenwich: The Bellot Memorial
The memorial commemorates the life of a young French naval officer and Arctic explorer, Joseph René Bellot (1826 – 1853), who lost his life when he drowned in the Wellington Channel about 2 years after he joined the British naval expeditions searching for Sir John Franklin and his crew and ships.

This is a Grade II Listed Structure and the Historic England website describes it thus:-

"1853. 3 steps of polished shap granite resting on sloped, square stone plinth. Low, square shaft bearing, on North side, incised inscription "BELLOT". One step and obelisk above. On south face of shaft an attached copper plate bearing inscription "To the intrepid young Bellot of the French Navy who, in the endeavour to rescue Franklin, shared the fate and the glory of that illustrious navigator. From his British admirers 1853.""
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 1 October, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3842 7795 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.0143N 0:0.4751W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3843 7793
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