Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Ryde -
- Royal George memorial 1782 [1] -

Location

Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40849
 
Historic England Listing Status

This area is not Listed.
 
Description

A bronze plaque erected in 1965 to mark the loss of the Royal George in 1782.

See also Memorial erected in 2004 to the Royal George

The plaque from the first Memorial was relocated to the Memorial garden later in 2006, although leaving behind the small plaque and the lions which made up the original installation.

By 2009, a further plaque had been installed in place of the original plaque. It has the same wording as the original, but no illustration of the ship.
Memorial

Ryde Royal George memorial 1782
 
The memorial as originally installed

Ryde Royal George memorial 1782
 
The memorial minus the plaque in Dec 2006

Ryde Royal George memorial 1782
 
The memorial with the new plaque in 2009
Inscription


IN MEMORY
of
The many Officers and
men of the Royal Navy &
Royal Marines who lost
their lives when the
ROYAL GEORGE
sank at Spithead on
the 29th August 1782
and who lie buried
along this seafront

And here by friends
unknown, unmarked
unwept, THEY REST


UNVEILED BY
EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA
31st AUGUST 1965

Further Information

The casualties are reputed to have been buried on the site of what is now the canoe lake in Ryde.


 
Ryde Royal George memorial 1782
The memorial plaque installed 2008

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Page updated : 30 March 2009


 
 

 
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