Chapel Bell, Ville de Paris

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Shropshire Regimental Museum

Shrewsbury Castle

Castle Gates

Shrewsbury

SY1 2AT

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Other
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • American Revolution (1776-1783)
About the memorial: this bell, hung from a wooden frame, came from a french ship captured then used for troop movements and during the return home of 85th foot which meant the remains of the battalion were merged with another. one man survived. two of the guns are in Jamaica flanking a statue of Rodney
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on the museum card - Chapel bell of the French ship “Ville de Paris”/captured by Admiral Rodney/in the Battle of the Saints, 12th April 1782/The ship was later used as a Trooper/and was lost off the coast of Newfoundland/in a tornado on 19th September 1782/causing the loss of 500 officers and men/of the 85th Foot/(later the 2nd Bn KSLI) legend on the bell is not legible

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