HMS Jason

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Reference WMO/276819


St John's Episcopal Cathedral

George Street/William Street junction


PA34 5NT


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Composite
  • Glass Glass
  • Metal Bronze
  • Other Other
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Other
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Lifebelt from HMS Jason and photograph of the ship sinking, with explanatory framed card notice (this replaces a previous bronze plaque which is presumed to have been stolen). From memory this card notice pre-existed the loss of the plaque, as a supplementary explanation.
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Original Plaque-H.M.S. JASON LOST AT 11:10 AM ON 3 APRIL/ 1917 OFF THE ISLAND OF COLL/ Latitude 56 38'/Longitude 6 28'W/THROUGH STRIKING A MINE LAID BY/ THE GERMAN SUBMARINE U78 ON 11 FEB 1917/ THE CREW OF HMS JASON AT THE TIME OF HER LOSS/ WAS 98: 73 OFFICERS AND MEN WERE SAVED, 25 LOST New Card Notice-H.M.S. JASON was lost at 11:10 AM on the 3rd APRIL/1917 off the island of Coll (latitude 56 38' N/Longitude 6 28'W) through striking a mine laid by/the German submarine U.78 on the 11th February 1917./The Crew of the H.M.S. JASON at the time of her loss/ was 98: 73 officers and men were saved: 25 men/were lost.


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