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Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum

Lyness, Hoy, Orkney

KW16 3NT


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Stone of remembrance
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Two tall stones with circular plaques placed to represent the bows of a ship. Tablet headed with crossed flags with inscription on stone plinth. The Visitor Centre is located adjacent to the Ferry Pier. Unveiled and Dedicated 22 August 2009. Note that the Visitor Centre is closed until 2021 or possibly 2022 for major Heritage Lottery Funded renovations. The memorial is therefore not currently accessible. Please check the current status before travelling.
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Tablet: ERECTED IN HONOUR OF/ ALL WHO SAILED FROM SCAPA FLOW/ ON THE ARCTIC CONVOYS/ 1941 - 1945/ THEIR SACRIFICE WAS MADE FOR OUR FREEDOM/ WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THEM/[dedication repeated in Cyrillic] Plaque 1: DEDICATED TO/ ALL THOSE/ WHO SERVED ON THE/ ARCTIC CONVOYS/ 1941 - 1945 Plaque 2: [same dedication as Plaque 1, but in Cyrillic]


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