Santa Marija Convoy Memorial Anchor - Valletta, Malta
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 35° 53.685 E 014° 30.813
33S E 456099 N 3972384
Quick Description: The Santa Marija Convoy Memorial Anchor is located in a traffic circle at Quarry Wharf along the Lascaris Waterfront in Valletta, Malta.
Location: Malta
Date Posted: 11/27/2019 4:40:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM11PKH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 4

Long Description:

The Santa Marija Convoy Memorial Anchor commemorates the 70th anniversary of Operation Pedestal, the British mission to bring much need supplies to besieged Malta during World War II. The convoy sailed from Britain on 3 August 1942 and passed through the Strait of Gibraltar, which was patrolled by German U-Boats, to reach Malta. The arrival of the convoy of three ships with its supply of food and fuel on August 15, 1942 saved Malta from surrender to axis forces.

The anchor is situated on a square stone platform within a traffic circle. A tablet has an image of Santa Marija and a verse from the gospel of Luke.

U qamet tempesta kbira fil-bahar.
U d-dghajsa kienet mghottija bil-mewg
U Gesu : "Ghax qed tibzghu."
U amar I-irjieh u l-bahar.
U sar bonazzi kbir.

Lq 8-22

And arose a great storm at sea.
And the boat was covered with waves
And Jesus: "Because are you afraid."
And I rebuke the winds and sea.
And there was fine weather.

Luke 8-22

A smaller plaque indicated when the memorial was placed. It is inscribed:

Inawgurat
Mill-Onor. Lawrence Gonzi
Prim Ministu

13 ta' Awissu 2012

Inaugurated
By Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
Prime Minister

13 August 2012

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