A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Cowes : O.R.P. Grom -

Location

In the shelter at The Parade, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
Description

Metal plaque.

Memorial


 
Inscription


ORP GROM
THIS MEMORIAL PLAQUE WAS ERECTED
BY THE FRIENDS OF THE ORP
BŁYSKAWICA SOCIETY ON THE 4TH
MAY 2015 TO MARK THE DAY OF THE
75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LOSS OF
THE POLISH DESTROYER ORP GROM.

ORP GROM AND HER SISTER SHIP ORP
BŁYSKAWICA WERE CONSTRUCTED IN
THE COWES SHIPYARDS OF J S WHITE
IN 1935/6. ORP GROM WAS SUNK ON
THE 4TH MAY 1940 IN ROMBAKEN FIORD,
NARVIK, NORWAY, WITH THE LOSS OF
59 SAILORS WHILST ATTACKING ENEMY
POSITIONS. SOME OF THE SURVIVORS
WERE LATER TO SERVE ON ORP
BŁYSKAWICA WHICH IS THE WORLD'S
OLDEST WARSHIP AFLOAT AND IS THE
POLISH NAVY'S MUSEUM SHIP LYING IN
THE PORT OF GDYNIA, POLAND.

UNVEILED BY HER MAJESTY'S LORD LIEUTENANT OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT
MAJOR GENERAL MARTIN WHITE CB CBE JP 4th MAY 2015.




 
 

 
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