HMS Kelly Memorial

HMS Kelly Memorial

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Title HMS Kelly Memorial
Reference Number STH0014377
Photographer Unknown
Town or Village Hebburn
Date
Original Format Black and White Photograph
Period Unknown
Copyright South Tyneside Libraries
Further Information The HMS Kelly Memorial at Hebburn Cemetery marks the graves of twenty members of the ship's company who were killed when the Kelly was torpedoed in the North Sea on 9th May 1940. It commemorates the 27 men who died during this incident. There is also a memorial plaque to the 130 men who died when HMS Kelly was bombed and sunk by the Luftwaffe in the Mediterranean on 23rd May 1941. The memorials were erected by the survivors of HMS Kelly and the workers at Hawthorn Leslie's Shipyard where the ship was built in 1939 and repaired in 1940. There is also a memorial plaque to Lord Louis Mountbatten who was Captain of HMS Kelly. He was killed on 27th August 1973.