National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009



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.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Boyesen, Sebastien Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Memorial Bronze with stone base None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Metallic staining
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road Cardiff Road
Precise location On Mariners Green at junction of Cardiff Road and Commercial Road
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design 1990-91
Year of unveiling 1991
Unveiling details 28th April 1991
Commissioned by Newport Borough Council
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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