Scottish Fishermen and Whalers in the Royal Navy

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Scottish Fisheries Museum



KY10 3AB


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Brass Plaque with text around a depiction of the memorial on The Shore, Leith- both the image and all text are inscribed on the plaque.
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[Logo of THE MERCHANT NAVY MEMORIAL TRUST SCOTLAND ] At the top of the plaque-This tablet was presented by /THE MERCHANT NAVY MEMORIAL TRUST SCOTLAND/Patron HRH The Princess Royal/and unveiled by/SIR MENZIES CAMPBELL CBE QC MP/president of the Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust/on 12th April 2011 (text on left) -This memorial tablet is a tribute to all/fishermen and whalers from Scotland/who died on active service whilst/attached to the Royal Navy, the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve /and the Royal naval Reserve/during both World Wars. (text on right) -In rememberance of those who/died in the pursuit of their/trade in times of peace/LEST WE FORGET/ “They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters” /Psalm 107 verse 10 (bottom text) -The centre piece is a depiction of the Memorial on The Shore, Leith // and which was unveiled by HRH The Princess Royal on the 16th November 2010. // It commemorates the loss of more than 6,500 Merchant Navy personnel from Scotland // who gave their lives in World Wars I & II, all other previous and subsequent // theatres of conflict and in peace time service along the trade routes of the world.

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