Royal Borough of Greenwich in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
Byer’s improved stockless anchor, 1953
This is one of the two main anchors from Ark Royal, the Royal Navy's last conventional aircraft carrier. Updated during her life with the addition of steam catapults, mirror landing gear and an angled flight deck, she was able to operate the most modern naval aircraft of her time.
This anchor, manufactured by W. L. Byers & Co. of Sunderland in 1953, weighs 9.5 tons (9.63 tonnes). It is typical of those required for a major warship. EQS0187
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 51° 28.874′ N, 0° 0.334′ W. Marker is in Royal Borough of Greenwich, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Trafalgar Road and King William Walk, on the right when traveling east. Located at the National Maritime Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Royal Borough of Greenwich, England SE10 9LW, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hall’s improved stockless anchor, 1963 (a few steps from this marker); Turkish Bronze Gun (approx. 0.3 Bellot Memorial (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Britain's Oldest Brewer (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); New Zealand Memorial (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Greenwich Foot Tunnel (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); a different marker also named Greenwich Foot Tunnel (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Family Tombstone of Edmund Halley (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.