Esplanade, Ryde, Isle of Wight
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IWM War Memorials Archive Record
Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40849
Historic England Listing Status
This area is not Listed.
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.
The memorial as originally installed
The memorial minus the plaque in Dec 2006
The memorial with the new plaque in 2009
The many Officers and
men of the Royal Navy &
Royal Marines who lost
their lives when the
sank at Spithead on
the 29th August 1782
and who lie buried
along this seafront
And here by friends
unwept, THEY REST
EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA
31st AUGUST 1965
The casualties are reputed to have been buried on the site of what is now the canoe lake in Ryde.
The memorial plaque installed 2008
Page updated : 30 March 2009