The Vernon Minewarfare & Diving Monument Pewter Statuette

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This intricately detailed, scaled statuette is hand-crafted by skilled artisans in England.

Cast in fine pewter on a stainless steel textured plate representing water and mounted on a substantial wooden base. This stunning piece of art faithfully represents the Vernon Minewarfare & Diving Monument at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth, UK, the former location of HMS Vernon.

  • Base (Including base moulding) 370mm x 230mm - (14.5" x  9") (approx)
  • Height 250mm (9.75") (approx)
  • Weight  5Kg (11lbs) (approx)

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A substantial contribution is being made to the Vernon Monument Project charity for each of these sold. 

Formerly the home to a range of specialist underwater warfare organisations, HMS VERNON provided a significant contribution to the defence of the nation for several centuries through the many skilled personnel who worked, trained and were based within her walls. 

The two tonne, one-and-a-quarter life-size Vernon Monument stands in 1.2 metres of water in Pool B at Gunwharf Quays where it will be seen by a footfall of 8 million per year.  The Monument commemorates the mine warfare & diving heritage of HMS VERNON and celebrates all those involved in mine warfare, be it mine design, mining, minesweeping and mine hunting, as well as service diving and naval bomb & mine disposal - past, present and future.  It also acts as a fitting memorial to those who have died while engaged in such activities and is a monument to all who served in the establishment and its attached units.

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