HMS Nottingham Memorial - St Mary - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 57.063 W 001° 08.603
30U E 624732 N 5868438
Quick Description: A white ensign flown by HMS Nottingham with a dedicatory brass plaque placed below, as memorial to those who lost their lives aboard the ship at the Battle of Jutland, August 1916.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/5/2017 9:00:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMWZN7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
"A bronze plaque with a Union Flag hanging above it. The plaque reads:

CITY OF NOTTINGHAM

THIS UNION JACK WAS PRESENTED TO
THE VICAR AND CHURCHWARDENS
OF ST MARYS CHURCH NOTTINGHAM
AND WAS THE FLAG FLOWN BY H.M.S.
NOTTINGHAM OF THE SECOND CRUISER
SQUADRON THROUGHOUT THE BATTLE
OF JUTLAND ON THE 31ST MAY 1916.
THE NOTTINGHAM WAS SUNK BY A
TORPEDO IN THE NORTH SEA ON THE
18TH AUGUST 1916, WHEN TWENTY ONE OF
HER SHIPS COMPANY LOST THEIR LIVES.
THE FLAG WAS PRESENTED BY ADMIRAL
SIR WILLIAM GEORGE TENNANT K.C.B.,
C.B.,C.B.E.,M.V.O. WHO WAS NAVIGATING
OFFICER OF H.M.S. NOTTINGHAM AT
THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND.

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE LORD
MAYOR, ALDERMEN AND CITIZENS OF
THE CITY OF NOTTINGHAM ON THE
16TH DAY OF APRIL 1950.

WILLIAM SHARP, LORD MAYOR
THE REVEREND CANON R.H.
HAWKINS, VICAR OF ST MARYS
CHURCH

J.E.RICHARDS, TOWN CLERK


The city coat of arms appears in the lower left corner.

Below the plaque is a colour photograph in a frame, captioned: H.M.S. Nottingham (D91) Type 42 Destroyer, launched 1982. Photograph presented by the Nottingham Flotilla 1997."

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"HMS Nottingham was a Town-class light cruiser built for the Royal Navy just before World War I. She was one of three ships of the Birmingham sub-class and was completed in early 1914. The ship was assigned to the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron (LCS) of the Home and Grand Fleets for her entire career. Nottingham participated in most of the early fleet actions, including the Battles of Heligoland Bight, Dogger Bank, and Jutland, helping to sink several German ships during the battles. The ship was sunk by the German submarine U-52 during the Action of 19 August 1916."

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List if there are any visiting hours:
Church open during daytime


Date dedicated: 4/16/1950

Sponsor(s): Not known

Entrance fees (if any): Not listed

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