HMS Opal and HMS Narborough Memorial

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Reference WMO202855

Address:

Wind Wick

South Ronaldsay

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Cairn
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Small flagstone cairn, cement pointed, built into boundary wall of car park. Fixed to cairn is brass plaque bearing punched inscription. Plaque appears to be from a recycled military source; previously punched text “WHS 46” is visible beneath the inscription. Wreath attached by string around base of cairn.
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IN MEMORY OF THE 188 MEN WHO PERISHED HERE WHEN HMS NARBOROUGH AND HMS OPAL WERE LOST ON THE ROCKS OF HESTA DURING THE SNOWSTORM OF 12.JAN.1918.

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