Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Address: Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3AP (located between Clarence Pier and Southsea Castle).

Entry: free

Designed by Robert Lorimer and unveiled in 1924 by King George VI, this monument commemorates almost 25,000 British and Commonwealth sailors who were lost in the World War I and II. The memorial is made of Portland stone which features a central column with four sides. To form the base of the four-sided column, each of its corner is projected a little which is mounted by the statue of a reclining lion. It also holds bronze plates attached around the memorial with names of the dead soldiers inscribed according to the year of their death. The three main naval ports in Great Britain: Chatham, Plymouth and Portsmouth all have identical memorials to commemorate the sailors who had died at sea and had no known grave.

Click the link to see the attractions near by this monument: Southsea Rose Garden

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