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Chatham in Kent County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Destroyer Memorial

 
 
The Destroyer Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
1. The Destroyer Memorial
Inscription.
1939
HMS Blanche HMS Duchess HMS Gipsy
1940
HMS Acasta HMS Acheron HMS Ardent HMS Basilisk HMS Brazen HMS Cameron HMS Codrington HMS Daring HMS Delight HMS Escort HMS Esk HMS Exmouth HMS Glowworm HMS Grafton HMS Grenade HMS Grenville HMS Gurkha HMS Hardy HMS Havant HMS Hostile HMS Hunter HMS Hyperion HMS Imogen HMS Ivanhoe HMS Keith HMS Khartoum HMS Sturdy HMS Valentine HMS Venetia HMS Wakeful HMS Wessex HMS Whirlwind HMS Whitley HMS Wren
1941
HMS Broadwater HMS Cossack HMS Dainty HMS Defender HMS Diamond HMS Exmoor HMS Fearless HMS Gallant HMS Greyhound HMS Hereward HMS Imperial HMS Jersey HMS Juno HMS Kandahar HMS Kashmir HMS Kelly HMS Mashona HMS Mohawk HMS Stanley HMS Thracian HMS Wryneck
1942
HMS Achates HMS Airedale HMS Bedouin HMS Belmont HMS Berkeley HMS Blean HMS Broke HMS Campbeltown HMS Electra HMS Encounter HMS Eridge HMS Firedrake HMS Foresight HMS Grove HMS Gurkha HMS Hasty HMS Havock HMS Heythrop HMS Ithuriel HMS Jackal HMS Jaguar HMS Jupiter HMS Kingston HMS Kipling HMS Lance HMS Legion HMS Lively HMS Maori HMS Martin HMS Matabele HMS Partridge HMS Penylan HMS Porcupine HMS
The Destroyer Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
2. The Destroyer Memorial
( back )
The sculpture depicts destroyermen rescuing survivors at sea, while gun crews are in action.
Punjabi HMS Quentin HMS Sikh HMS Somali HMS Southwold HMS Stronghold HMS Tenedos HMS Thanet HMS Veteran HMS Vimiera HMS Vortigern HMS Wild Swan HMS Zulu
1943
HMS Arrow HMS Beverley HMS Derwent HMS Dulverton HMS Eclipse HMS Harvester HMS Holcombe HMS Hurricane HMS Hurworth HMS Intrepid HMS Lightning HMS Limbourne HMS Pakenham HMS Panther HMS Puckeridge HMS Rockwood HMS Tynedale HMS Worcester
1944
HMS Aldenham HMS Boadicea HMS Fury HMS Goathland HMS Hardy HMS Inglefield HMS Isis HMS Janus HMS Laforey HMS Loyal HMS Mahratta HMS Quail HMS Quorn HMS Rockingham HMS Swift HMS Warwick HMS Wrestler
1945
HMS Pathfinder HMS Walpole

The Destroyer Memorial
1939 — 1945
This Memorial Also Commemorates the Contribution made by the Destroyers and
Men of Dominion and Allied Navies Lost in Achieving Victory at Sea

 
Location. 51° 23.704′ N, 0° 31.63′ E. Marker is in Chatham, England, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Western Avenue and Main Gate Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Historic Dockyard Chatham. Marker is in this post office area: Chatham, England ME4 4TZ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Destroyer Memorial - Detail image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
3. The Destroyer Memorial - Detail
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First World War 100th Anniversary (here, next to this marker); HMS Cavalier, 1944 (a few steps from this marker); The Victory Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Single Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); H.M.S. Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); No. 2 Dry Dock, 1856 (within shouting distance of this marker); HM Submarine Ocelot, 1962 (within shouting distance of this marker); No. 3 Dry Dock, 1820; No. 4 Dry Dock, 1840 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Chatham Dockyard Historical Society. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Chatham Dockyard on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
The Destroyer Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
4. The Destroyer Memorial
( dedication plaque )
This monument was unveiled by
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT
On the occasion of the dedication of the
National Destroyer Memorial
14th November 2007
Sculptor – Kenneth Potts / ARBS
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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