1st Minelaying Squadron HMS Trelawney

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Reference WMO/275936

Address:

Ferry Road

Kyle of Lochalsh

IV40 8AF

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Other
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Decommissioned mine on rectangular base with two brass plaques, on lawn in front of the Lochalsh Hotel alongside flagpole. Kyle of Lochalsh was initially PORT B in World War Two, then renamed PORT ZA and finally renamed H.M.S. TRELAWNEY. Also commemorates the grounding and explosion on H.M.S. PORT NAPIER on 26 November 1940 with fortunately no loss of life. See also WMO 275935 for the other commemorative mine at Kyle of Lochalsh
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Larger (left hand) Plaque - THIS MINE COMMEMORATES THE / OFFICERS AND MEN / OF / H.M.S. TRELAWNEY / AND / THE SHIPS OF THE / FIRST MINELAYING SQUADRON / WHO WERE BASED AT KYLE OF LOCHALSH / DURING WORLD WAR II Smaller (right hand) Plaque - This Mine was Unveiled / by the / FLAG OFFICER SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND / Vice Admiral R. R. SQUIRES /on / Saturday 24th April 1982 REFURBISHED BY / DMC CROMBIE / 2005

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