MTB 626 and MTB 686

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Reference WMO/273021

Address:

Anglo-Scottish Quay

off Gutters Gaet

Lerwick

ZE1 0WP

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Rectangular black tablet with single lined gold carved border. Lettering is carved in gold. Image of ship is carved at the top right. Note that the tablet is on the wall of the quay directly in front of the Mareel Arts Centre.
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IN HONOURED MEMORY/ OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE FIRE AND EXPLOSION/ AT THE ANGLO-SCOTTISH PIER ON THE 22ND NOVEMBER, 1943/ ROYAL NAVY/ M.T.B. 686/ (8 Names)/ ROYAL NORWEGIAN NAVY/ M.T.B. 626/ (Name)/ THIS COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE, GIFTED BY THE SHETLAND-NORWEGIAN FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY/ AND THE COASTAL FORCES VETERANS' ASSOCIATION WAS UNVEILED ON 17TH MAY, 2000 BY/ MR. MAGNUS M. SHEARER,/ MEMBER OF BOTH ORGANISATIONS

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