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Royal Borough of Greenwich in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Byer’s improved stockless anchor, 1953

 
 
Byer’s improved stockless anchor, 1953 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 28, 2018
1. Byer’s improved stockless anchor, 1953 Marker
Inscription.
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
Please do not climb on this anchor

 
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. Touch for map. Located at the National Maritime Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Royal Borough of Greenwich, England SE10 9LW, United Kingdom.
 
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 kilometers away); Bellot Memorial (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Britain's Oldest Brewer (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); New Zealand Memorial
Byer’s improved stockless anchor, 1953 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 28, 2018
2. Byer’s improved stockless anchor, 1953
(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.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
The National Maritime Museum image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 28, 2018
3. The National Maritime Museum
Byer’s anchor is on the right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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