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Great Britain
Newport - Casnewydd
Newport - Casnewydd (city)

Wales

Gilligans Island, Cardiff Road

Merchant Navy Memorial - Navigator

Sebastien Boyesen
1991

Newport - Casnewydd /  Merchant Navy Memorial - Navigator   Newport - Casnewydd /  Merchant Navy Memorial - Navigator

Description

Bronze scultpture of a navigator, sitting on a sphere and with a sextant is his right hand. The statue is placed on a column of 7 m high. At the base of the column are sculptured stone elements related to shipping in wartime, such as an anchor, torpedo and a gun.

Inscription(s)

On the foot of the bronze statue:

NAVIGATOR 1991

Information Sign

borough of newport

MERCHANT NAVY MEMORIAL
a sculpture by sebastien boyesen
to commemorate
the long standing relationship between
the merchant navy
and the
town of newport
inaugurated 28th april 1991
by
councillor harry g. jones
the worshipful the mayor of newport
councillor george bucklow
chairman public works committee
councillor john jenkins
chairman economic development committee
with support from the welsh development agency, the welsh arts council and
a public appeal fund co-organised by jim blackborow

Annotation

A tribute to the men and women of Newport who lost their lives in active service during the Second World War.

Newport - Casnewydd / Merchant Navy Memorial - Navigator
Sextant
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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location (N 51°34'54" - W 2°59'32")

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