Shetland Men of the Merchant Navy

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Reference WMO/279710


Shetland Museum

Hays Dock

Lerwick, Shetland



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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Obelisk
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • Non-Specific Conflict
About the memorial: Two metre high three sided obelisk, with engravings of a ship's wheel, a propellor, a porthole containing the inscription and 3 Merchant Naval badges, also an anchor on the top- to those men lost in war and peace. Outside the museum- presented 16 February 2021. Report compiled from BBC Radio Shetland news bulletin on 16 February 2021.Unveiled and dedicated 3 September 2021.
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In memory of those/Shetland seafarers whose/service, both in war and peace/since the early eighteenth century/has helped to make Britain the great/country it is, especially those whose only known/grave is the sea./" I must go down to the sea/again, to the lonely sea/and the sky."


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