ORP GROM

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Reference WMO260668

Address:

The Parade

Cowes

Cowes

PO31 7QJ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Stainless steel memorial plaque with black incised lettering mounted on a wooden backboard
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ORP GROM This memorial plaque was erected by the friends of the ORP Blysakwica Society on the 4th May 2015 to mark the day of the 75th Anniversary of the loss of the Polish Destroyer ORP GROM. ORP GROM and her sister ship ORP BLYSKAWICA were constructed in the Cowes shipyards of JS White in 1935/36. ORP GROM was sunk on the 4th May 1940 in Rombaken Fjord Norway, with the loss of 59 sailors whilst attacking enemy positions. Some of the survivors were later to serve on ORP Blyskawica which is the worlds oldest warship afloat and is the Polish Navy's Museum ship lying in the port of Gdynia, Poland. Unveiled by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of White Major General Martin White CB CBE JP 4th MAy 2015

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