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Marchioness at RFH Marchioness at RFH

Credit for this entry to:
Bob Baker

Plaque: Marchioness at RFH


Near this spot on Sunday 20th August 1989 the pleasure boat Marchioness was in collision with another vessel and sank with the loss of 51 lives.

This dark plaque, only about 3 inches square, is attached to a wooden lifebelt holder which in turn is attached to the base of one of the ornamental lampposts fronting the river.

Site: Marchioness at RFH (1 memorial)

SE1, South Bank, Royal Festival Hall

We have found three (identical) plaques on the South Bank riverside recalling this disaster, as follows:
Royal Festival Hall - this one,
National Theatre
London Eye

Our colleague, Alan Patient, tells us (September 2010) that this plaque is no longer in situ.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Marchioness at RFH

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Sinking of the Marchioness

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