The RNPS Memorial stands in an imposing position on the cliff top in Belle
Vue Park, Lowestoft, overlooking the sea and Sparrow's Nest Gardens. It was
erected and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
NB: important information for divers...
The Memorial solely commemorates those members of RNPS who died during 1939-1946 who have no known grave other than the sea
and a few others who died on shore but have no known
grave. Many others died in RNPS service but their
burial places are known and recorded elsewhere and
so their names are not amongst those on this Memorial.
Dedicated in 1953 it consists
of a circular base some 40 feet in diameter with a fluted column surmounted
by a gilt bronze galleon. Around the base is a panel of Portland stone with the main inscription and
17 bronze panels listing the 2385 names of those lost including 49 from
Not everyone who wants to is able to visit the site in person. To try to make the
details available to all, the contents of the memorial register
and images of the panels have been
set out on the following pages.
On the memorial bronze panels the names are listed in year
of loss order by rank and then surname. For
ease of searching the details are listed here in different
...and each list is split into three sections to speed downloading. When you
are ready to view click one of the list links above.
Against each person listed are brief personal details including a reference to the relevant panel on
which their name appears, which is a
clickable link to an image of that panel. Further details
are available about many of the vessels which will
be added as time permits. The additional references
used in the expanded notes are listed here:
Our grateful thanks
go to Mick
Howes for providing the original images of the
memorial and panels. If you prefer to view the panels
one by one, links to them are set out below: