HMS Archer

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Reference WMO256947

Address:

Clayhall Royal Naval Cemetery

Clayhall Rd

Gosport

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Other
About the memorial: Small stone obelisk standing on a rectangular stone plinth with top and bottom cornices. One face of the obelisk is decorated with an embellished anchor and the four faces of the plinth are incised with memorials to the crew of HMS Archer who died of disease between 1861 and either 1862 (under Captain Craufurd) or 1866 (under Captain Marten) whilst serving at the West Africa Station preventing the slave trade. This was thought to be one of the worst postings of the time.
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(Face 1) TO THE MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS SEAMEN & MARINES OF HMS ARCHER WHO DIED OF FEVER ON THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA 1861 - ????

(Face 2 - names too difficult to read) (Face 3) THIS MONUMENT HAS BEEN ERECTED BY COMMODORE A.P. EARDLEY-WILMOT C.D. AND THE CAPTAIN OFFICER OF THE SHIP CAPTAIN (name unreadable) (Face 4 - names too difficult to read)

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