NEUTRAL IRISH REGISTERED VESSELS
|Type:||Tree, Avenue or Grove|
|OS Map Ref:||SK 188 147|
DEDICATED TO ALL THOSE WHO WERE SERVING ON THE FOLLOWING NEUTRAL IRISH REGISTERED VESSELS/ LOST AS A RESULT OF GERMAN ACTION/ 1939 - 1945/ ESPECIALLY REMEMBERING THE 149 SEAMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ (SHIP NAMES)
Plaque 2: [exact wording unknown]/ (Names)
|PLAQUE||METAL|| || || ||Good|
|PLINTH||BRICK|| || || ||Good|
TREE WITH DEDICATORY RECTANGULAR BLUE COLOURED METAL PLAQUE SET INTO THE TOP OF A BRICK PLINTH.
SECOND PLAQUE FIXED TO THE FRONT OF THE PLINTH
IRISH FLAG DEPICTED AT THE TOP CENTRE OF THE PLAQUE
Wars Commemorated & People Remembered
|War||Second World War (1939-1945)|
|Total names on memorial:||5|
|Served & Returned||0|
|Is this an exact count?||Yes, an exact count|
|How are the names ordered?||Not known|
|What information is listed on the memorial?|| surname, additional|
|Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?||No|
|Are the letters difficult to read?||No|
|Who is responsible for the memorial?|
Irish Seamen's Relatives Association is responsible for the memorial while the maintenance is by the National Arboretum.
2007: plaque was refurbished by the National Arboretum and an additional plaque was fixed to the front of the plinth dedicated to five Irish born Merchant Seaman captured while serving on British ships and who lost their lives in the Arbeitserziehungslager Nazi Slave Labour camp, Bremen, Farge, 1943 - 45.
|Did this include a trust or scholarship?||No|
|Did this include a roll of honour?||NOT APPLICABLE|
|Cost of Site:||Not known|
|Cost of Memorial:||Not known|
|Comments on Costs:|
Plaque commemorates 149 merchant seamen from Ireland, Latvia, UK, Norway and Argentina who lost their lives during WW2 on neutral Irish vessels.
|Form / Letter:||F|
|Drawings / Plans:||No|