A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Newport -
- Dunkirk Small Ships Memorial -

Location

Harbour Master's office, Newport Quay, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30

See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40737
 
Description

Memorial commemorating the small ships which took part in the Dunkirk evacuation 1940. The Newport based boats were operated by Pickfords carrying goods between Newport and Portsmouth.

Steel plaque unveiled in 1990 by the Mayor of Medina, Cllr T.P Cunningham.
Memorial

Newport : Dunkirk Small Ships Memorial
 
Newport : Dunkirk Small Ships Memorial : Harbourmaster's Office
Inscription


TO COMMEMORATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY DUNKIRK SAILINGS
OF SMALL SHIPS FROM NEWPORT HARBOUR
1940 - 1990

BEEM.F.H. MURIUS CHAMOIS HOUND BAT
 
C W Trowbridge W H Smith F Thomas A E Brown H W Knight J T Butchers
H Downer A E Saunders R Anstead L Church C A Hocking F Butchers
J Hocking F S West A Ridgway C H Lockyer G H Brimecome
F Reynard R M Barnes F Botten
CREWCREW CREW CREW CREW CREW
I.O.W.I.O.W. I.O.W.I.O.W.I.O.W.PORTSMOUTH

UNVEILED BY THE MAYOR OF MEDINA
COUNCILLOR T P CUNNINGHAM


 
Newspaper report








Isle of Wight County Press 8 June 1940


© Isle of Wight County Press 22 May 2015

Further Information

Thanks to Richard Botten whose grandfather F Botten was a crew member on the "Bat"

"J Hocking" of the 'Bee' was actually Marc Hocking (full name Marcus Ian Hocking, who died in December 1968)

See also the website created by Michael Wills : Isle of Wight to Dunkirk for more detailed information on the part played by these vessels and their crews.


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Page updated 2 July 2015 (added photo of crew of Bee from newspaper report)


 
 

 
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