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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Samuel Plimsoll

 
 
Samuel Plimsoll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 30, 2018
1. Samuel Plimsoll Marker
Inscription.
Samuel Plimsoll
Born 1824 – died 1898
Erected by the Members
of the National Union of
Seamen. In Grateful
Recognition of His
Services to the
Men of the Sea
Of All Nations

 
Location. 51° 30.32′ N, 0° 7.382′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Victoria Embankment and Horse Guards Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Victoria Embankment. Touch for map. Located on the wall of Victoria Gardens. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1A 2EF, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Tyndale (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen Mary's Steps, Whitehall Palace (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Charles G. Gordon CB (about 90 meters away); Royal Tank Regiment Memorial (about 120 meters away); The Viscount Portal of Hungerford (about 120 meters away); Sir Joseph Bazalgette CB (about 120 meters away); The Gurkha Soldier (about 150 meters away); Royal Air Force Memorial (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Regarding Samuel Plimsoll. In the 1860s, after increased loss
Samuel Plimsoll Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 30, 2018
2. Samuel Plimsoll Monument
of ships due to overloading, Plimsol took up the cause in Parliament. In 1876 the United Kingdom Merchant Shipping Act required all ships to have markings indicating the amount of freeboard (the hull above the water) with various loads aboard. These markings are called “Plimsoll Marks” and since 1930 are required by international agreement for all ocean-going vessels.
 
Also see . . .
1. Samuel Plimsoll on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 29, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. "Plimsoll Marks" or Waterline on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 29, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWaterways & Vessels
 
Samuel Plimsoll Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 30, 2018
3. Samuel Plimsoll Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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