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Latitude: 52.4884 / 52°29'18"N
Longitude: 1.7555 / 1°45'19"E
OS Eastings: 655058
OS Northings: 294465
OS Grid: TM550944
Mapcode National: GBR YT1.SSB
Mapcode Global: VHN3X.CQX7
Plus Code: 9F43FQQ4+95
Entry Name: Naval War Memorial
Listing Date: 3 October 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385386
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485848
Location: Belle Vue Park, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR32
District: East Suffolk
Electoral Ward/Division: Gunton and Corton
Built-Up Area: Lowestoft
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Lowestoft Christ Church
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26 October 2021 to remove superfluous source details and reformat the text to current standards
Bellevue Park (east,off)
Naval War Memorial
War memorial commemorating the Naval Patrol Service in the Second World War. 1952-53 by F H Crossley, with sculpture by H Tyson-Smith. Stone facings. Low circular drum forty feet in diameter set with concave bronze inscription panels listing the dead by rank. Concentric plinth supports fluted entactic column rising to stepped pinnacle and ball finial. On the finial is a model galleon (Lymphad) under sail.
The memorial to the Naval Patrol Service was unveiled on 7 October 1953 by the First Sea Lord, Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Rhoderick McGrigor.. The memorial commemorates 2,385 names from the patrol depot "Europa", including 49 from Newfoundland, who never returned to their base at Sparrow's Nest, an adjacent site in Lowestoft. Sparrow's Nest was the central depot of the Naval Patrol Service in the Second World War. The service itself was developed from the trawler section of the Royal Naval Reserve and many Lowestoft skippers and fishermen served in it. It manned the minesweepers, corvettes, fuel carriers and other small craft in the Second World War. Some 57,000 men served in the Naval Patrol Service at its height in 1944.
Listing NGR: TM5505894465
This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 13 January 2017.
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