Liverpool Naval Memorial may be found on the Mersey River Bank between the Ferry Terminal and the Museum of Liverpool. (GPS co-ordinates: 53.40349, -2.99659). There are 1408 identified casualties from the Second World War on the memorial.
The memorial was designed by C. Blythin and S.H. Smith and was unveiled by the Admiral of the Fleet, The Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, K.T., G.C.B., O.M., D.S.O., on the 12th November 1952.
More than 13000 officers and men from the Merchant Navy served with the Royal Navy and they were subject to Naval discipline while generally retaining their Merchant Navy rates of pay and other conditions. Liverpool was manning port for many of the various types of auxiliary vessels, including armed merchant cruisers and boarding vessels, cable ships, rescue tugs, and others on special service.
The memorial is a difficult one to photograph as it is a very popular spot with people, and I was never really able to get decent photographs of it from land side, and the closest I got from the ferry was:
It is also very close to the statue of Captain Frederic John Walker RN.
Appropriately the Merchant Navy Memorial is also in this area.
This was not one of my better memorial explorations, but if ever I return I will rectify the situation.
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