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Leading Seaman James Magennis, VC

1919-1986

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
1. Leading Seaman James Magennis, VC Marker
Inscription.  

Submariner
Born in Belfast
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Acting Leading Seaman
James Joseph Magennis

VC, Royal Navy
Was born in Belfast

Awarded the VC for his action on 31 July
1945 when, as HM Submarine XE3 diver
with total disregard for his own safety &
despite faulty breathing apparatus,
successfully attached limpet mines to
the heavily fouled hull of the Japanese
cruiser Takao. Returning exhausted
he again exited the submarine
to clear a jammed limpet
mine carrier.


 
Erected 2007 by Ulster History Circle and Sumbariners Association.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the UK, Northern Ireland, Ulster History Circle, and the Victoria Cross Recipients series lists.
 
Location. 54° 35.53′ N, 5° 56.069′ W. Marker
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
2. Leading Seaman James Joseph Magennis, VC Marker
is in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Memorial is on Great Victoria Street (Northern Ireland Route A1) just north of Wellwood Street, on the left when traveling north. Markers are at the Royal Navy Association Club. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 79-81 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT2 7AF, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Victoria Street (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); South Belfast Battalion, Ulster Volunteer Force (about 150 meters away); Buildings & Housing (about 180 meters away); King William III - "King Billy's on the Wall" (about 180 meters away); People (about 180 meters away); Industry (about 210 meters away); Mother Daughter Sister (about 210 meters away); Sandy Row (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Leading Seaman James Magennis, VC. (Submitted on June 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. James Joseph Magennis VC Citation and Medal. (Submitted on June 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. James Joseph Magennis VC blog entry. (Submitted on June 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. James Joseph Magennis VC. (Submitted on June 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Leading Seaman James Magennis, VC Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
3. Leading Seaman James Magennis, VC Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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