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K13 Memorial, Govan

 
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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:06 pm    Post subject: K13 Memorial, Govan Reply with quote

The memorial to the men and shipyard workers who died in the K13 disaster on the Gareloch on 29th January 1917 is a grey granit drinking well standing near the entrance gates in the David Elder Park, Govan.
The face inscription reads:
SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
THOSE NAMED
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN
H.M. SUBMARINE K13
IN THE
GARELOCH
29TH JANUARY 1917

AND ADDITIONAL PANEL:
IN MEMORY OF
ALL ALLIED SUBMARINES WWII
STILL ON PATROL
BY
FAMILIES AND FRIENDS
(Fairfields and several other Clyde Yards were heavily involved in submarine construction)





ROLL OF HONOUR:
Bevis G.W. Royal Navy
Bradley T. Royal Navy
Clark C.S. Royal Navy
Cornish H. Royal Navy
Dickson J. Royal Navy
Dymond R. Royal Navy
Fenson W.A. Royal Navy
Fieldwick G. Royal Navy
Goddard H. Royal Navy
Goodhart F.H.H. Royal Navy A.M. Commander
Hallihan T. Royal Navy
Hole F. Royal Navy
Hooper R. Royal Navy
Howard F.J. Royal Navy
Kirk J. Fairfield Employee Shipyard engineer working on sea trials of submarine K17
Lane A.E. Royal Navy Engineer Lieutenant
Lewis W. Fairfield Employee Shipyard engineer working on sea trials of submarine K16
Mitchell T. Royal Navy
Neate F.T.S. Fairfield Employee Shipyard engineer working on sea trials of submarine K14
Porter F.R. Royal Navy
Pratt H. Royal Navy
Roberts J. Royal Navy
Roberts W. Royal Navy
Scarlett A. Royal Navy
Simpson H. Royal Navy
Smith F.W.G. Royal Navy
Smith W. Fairfield Employee Shipyard engineer working on sea trials of submarine K15
Steele J.P. Fairfield Employee Shipyard engineer working on sea trials of submarine K13
Strachan W.A. Fairfield Employee Shipyard engineer working on sea trials of submarine K18
White L. Royal Navy
Williams R.W. Royal Navy
Williamson G. Royal Navy

(There is apparently a third K13 memorial in Carlingford, Sydney Australia. I don'y know the background or reason for this.)
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alexmaclennan



Joined: 24 Jul 2007
Posts: 151
Location: Just West of Glasgow

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:29 pm    Post subject: K 13 Memorial, Elder Park, Govan Inscription Reply with quote

This is what I recorded for UKNIWM

Main Dedication Inscription

SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
THOSE NAMES
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN H.M.S. SUBMARINE K 13
IN THE
GARELOCH
29TH JANUARY 1917


Subsidiary Plaque of Metal under Main Inscription

IN MEMORY OF ALL ALLIED SUBMARINERS W.W.II
STILL ON ‘PATROL’
BY
FAMILIES AND FRIENDS


Secondary Dedication Inscription

ERECTED
BY THE
OFFICIALS
FOREMEN AND EMPLOYEES
OF
THE FAIRFIELD SHIPBUILDING
AND ENGINEERING CO. LTD.


Names of Fairfield employees who died

FAIRFIELD EMPLOYEES
J.P.STEELE
F.T.S NEATE
W. SMITH
W. LEWIS
J. KIRK
W.A. STRACHAN


Names of Naval Personnel who died

NAVAL RATINGS
F.H.H. GOODHART, COMMANDER, R.N.
A.E. LANE, ENG. LIEUTENANT, R.N.

Column 1
H. PRATT
F.W.G. SMITH
J. ROBERTS
T. BRADLEY
W.A. FENSON
G. FIELDWICK
G. WILLIAMSON
C.S. CLARK
T. MITCHELL
F.J. HOWARD
R. HOOPER
R. DYMOND


Column 2
W. ROBERTS
H. SIMPSON
T. HALLIHAN
J. DICKSON
A. SCARLETT
H. GODDARD
G.W. BEVIS
H. CORNISH
L. WHITE
F.R. PORTER
R.W. WILLIAMS
F. HOLE


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apanderson
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some up to date photos











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vicshere



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Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:48 pm    Post subject: K13 update Reply with quote

Here is a story from The Sunday Post dated January 23, 2011.
A service took place at Govan today, Saturday January 29.
I'm sorry it's so big - if anyone can tell me how to scale it, I will do!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:23 am    Post subject: K13 unveiling Reply with quote

Unveiled on November 25th 1922 by Lady Kennedy.



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