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Falmouth in Cornwall County, England, United Kingdom
 

HMS Forte IV

 
 
HMS Forte IV Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 5, 2018
1. HMS Forte IV Marker
Inscription.
Coastal Forces of World War II
HMS Forte IV
This plaque commemorates the men and women of Allied Coastal Forces who served with the Royal Navy at HMS Forte IV at Falmouth between 1941 and 1946. At HMS Forte IV Motor Torpedo Boats, Motor Gunboats and Motor Launches assembled for Operation Chariot, the raid on the St Nazaire Docks in March 1942. Coastal Forces also operated from Falmouth carrying out vital clandestine operations transporting SOE Agents to and from enemy occupied shores. Many gave their lives and their skill and courage made an invaluable contribution to the success of the war.
Unveiled by Lady Mary Holborow
Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall
19 June 2010

We Will Remember Them


 
Erected 2010.
 
Location. 50° 9.115′ N, 5° 3.771′ W. Marker is in Falmouth, England, in Cornwall County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Avenue Road and Campbeltown Way, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Falmouth, England TR11 3XA, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Russian Convoy Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Discovery Quay
HMS Forte IV Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 5, 2018
2. HMS Forte IV Marker
(a few steps from this marker); National Maritime Museum Cornwall (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Killigrew Pyramid (about 150 meters away); The Port of Falmouth (about 180 meters away); Falmouth Docks (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Pendennis Point (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Watching the waterline (approx. 1.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falmouth.
 
Also see . . .  Coastal Forces of the Royal Navy on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 29, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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