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Submarine Memorial

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Location

Street:Sullington Lane
Town:Sullington
Parish:Storrington and Sullington
Council:Horsham District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:RH20
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Object setting:Outside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:Side gate to Churchyard of Parish Church of St. Mary
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:107
Grid reference:L8
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.
OS Reference:TQ098132

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General Information

Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Parish Church of St. Mary, Sullington
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Faces west. Wedge shaped base surmounted by a granite column with inscribed names. Topped by a wrought iron and glass lantern. Stone plaque affixed to the upper surface of the base.
Inscription:Inscribed onto plaque on base:

ERECTED
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THESE MEN
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 18
BY THOSE THEY DIED TO SAVE
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE MEN

Inscribed into the column, black painted letters:

PRIVATE DAVID CRAMP EAST KENT REGT.
PRIVATE ERNEST KNOWLES R. SUSSEX REGT.
DRIVER EDGAR TOWSE R.F.A.
ALSO
COMMANDER G.W.E. NAPER R.N.
AND CREW OF SUBMARINE E.24.

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Classification

Categories:Free Standing, Composite, Commemorative, Functional, Military
Object type1:Street furniture
     Object subtype1:World War I
Object type2:War memorial
     Object subtype1:World War I
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Lantern
     Material:Wrought iron and glass
     Height (cm):70
     Width (cm):38
     Depth (cm):38
Part 2:Column
     Material:Granite
     Height (cm):110
     Width (cm):38
     Depth (cm):38
Part 3:Base
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):45
     Width (cm):95
     Depth (cm):100

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Fair
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Corrosion, deterioration
     Condition 2: Metallic staining
     More details:Inscribed granite plaque to bas very weather worn making the inscription difficult to read. Metal staining to north side of column from screws.
Condition 2 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Broken or missing parts
     Condition 2: Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
     More details:The glass in the lantern is broken with jagged pieces remaining inside the casing. Severe corrosion to all parts of lantern with one angle completely missing. Not operational. Lower part of column has some chips to stone.
Date of on-site inspection:11/12/2007

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History

History:The submarine was an E class mine layer built by Vickers Ltd. At Barrow in Furness. She was launched on 9 January 1916. On 21 March 1916 she sailed from Harwich on a mine laying mission but was posted as lost at sea on 24 March 1916, both crew and submarine lost without trace. In 1973, a German recovery firm, Harms, discovered the wreck in forty metres of water about ten miles north west of Hegioland. The bodies of the 4 officers and 31 men were still on board. Damage to the bow and the open hatches suggested that the submarine had struck a mine whilst on the surface. The remains were buried in Ohlsdorf Cemetery with some artifacts of the submarine placed on show in Cuxhaven.
('Sussex Wartime Relics and Memorials: Wrecks, Relics and Memorials From Sussex At Wat 1939-1945')

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Sussex Wartime Relics and Memorials: Wrecks, Relics and Memorials From Sussex At Wat 1939-1945'
     Type:Book
     Author:Mace, Martin F.
     Page:91-93
     Publisher:Historic Military Press, Storrington


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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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