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Merchant Seaman Memorial, South Shields

Merchant Seamen’s Memorial

This statue serves as the memorial to the hundreds of merchant seamen from South Tyneside who gave their lives in the two great wars. Many were lost in protecting the “Russian Convoys” from this borough in the last war. The memorial is situated next to the Customs House at Harton Staithes, South Shields.

Originally in black and white (and rather washed out on a grey day) the image is heavily Photoshopped, but I hope it still retains a certain resoluteness.



Written by curly

March 20, 2007 at 12:01 am

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  1. Great Photo. My grandfather Thomas Loftus was killed protecting the Russian convoys. I,m glad something is there to remember all those who died.


    September 4, 2008 at 7:06 pm

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