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
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.
TO COMMEMORATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY DUNKIRK SAILINGS
OF SMALL SHIPS FROM NEWPORT HARBOUR
1940 - 1990
UNVEILED BY THE MAYOR OF MEDINA
COUNCILLOR T P CUNNINGHAM
Isle of Wight County Press 8 June 1940
© Isle of Wight County Press 22 May 2015
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.
Page updated 2 July 2015 (added photo of crew of Bee from newspaper report)