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Battle of the Atlantic Maritime Memorials, Liverpool.


36th Escort and 2nd Support Group Memorial
Netherlands Naval Memorial
Merchant Navy Memorial


Description

A collection of Naval Memorials positioned on the banks of the River Mersey at Georges Dock Pierhead in Liverpool. They commemorate the vital part the city and it's shipping played in the survival of the British during the Second World War.
The first is a statue of Captain Frederick John Walker, CB, DSO RN known as Johnnie Walker who commanded both 36th Escort Group (convoy escorts) and the 2nd Support Group (dedicated submarine hunter-killer group) which were based out of Liverpool during WW2. He was the most successful anti-submarine commander of the war and this monument is dedicated both to him and his crews but also to all those who fought the Battle of the Atlantic. He died in 1944 after D Day of exhaustion.
The second image is a plaque dedicated to the Netherlands Merchant Navy, The Netherlands Fishing Fleet and the Royal Netherlands Navy who helped keep Britain supplied during the war at the cost of many lives.
The final image is of the Merchant Navy Memorial, again commemorating those who gave their lives during the Battle of the Atlantic to keep Britain from starving to death.

Location

Georges Dock, Liverpool. Feb 2005

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