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National Submarine War Memorial National Submarine War Memorial

Monument: National Submarine War Memorial

Erection date: 1922

Inscription

Erected to the memory of the officers and men of the British Navy who lost their lives serving in submarines 1914 - 1918 & 1939 - 1945.
A.H. Ryan Tenison FRIBA
F Brook Hitch RBS

{There are two large plaques, one on each side, listing the 132 lost submarines - WW1 on the left and WW2 on the right}

The surrounding wall is studded with 3-D anchors, perhaps 30 altogether.

The bronze relief depicts, in cross section, the interior of a submarine in which sailors carry out their work in cramped conditions. On either side, sea creatures in human form surround the vessel with nets and seaweed. Below this is shown a submarine on the surface. There is a female form on either side of the central plaque depicting, on the left, Truth and on the right, Justice.

On our first visit we were puzzled by the array of bronze anchors surrounding the central plaque. On our subsequent visit, not long after Remembrance Sunday, their function became clear, see photograph.

Site: National Submarine War Memorial (2 memorials)

EC4, Victoria Embankment

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
National Submarine War Memorial

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World War 1

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World War 2

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British Navy, officers & men who lost lives in submarines, WW1&2

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National Submarine War Memorial

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F. Brook Hitch

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National Submarine War Memorial

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National Submarine War Memorial - 70th anniversary

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