Type War Memorial , War Memorial
Seated figure of navigator on tall column with symbols of merchant navy around base.
Cywaith Cymru: 'The idea to commission a memorial to the merchant seamen of Newport grew out of a feeling in the town that the role that the merchant navy played in both World Wars had not been properly recognised. Jim Blackborow, an ex-seaman, started a campaign to provide a memorial and to raise funds towards its cost which helped bring the desire for a memorial to the council's attention. A limited competition was set up by the Welsh Arts Council Commissions Service which resulted in the design which was accepted.
Information at the site states that the merchant navy memorial is by Sebastien Boyesen and commemorates the long standing relationship between the merchant navy and the town of Newport.
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