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Memorial Title

Derby - HMS Kenya - Bell

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial bell in the Council House, Derby commemorating members of the crew of HMS Kenya and the adoption of the ship by the City of Derby.
Images
Memorial Inscription
Locations
Last known location:
Civic Suite Foyer
Council House
Corporation St
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 2FS

NGR:
SK 35430 36347
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
On the ground floor inside the civic entrance to the Council House.
Type
Overall type: Bell.


Overall condition: Good. The inscription is legible.


Description:

A ship's bell on a stand. The bronze bell has an incised inscription and is mounted within a wooden frame so that it hangs freely. The top rail of the frame bears a brass plaque with an inscription incised in upright capital roman lettering. It also supports a nowy-headed wooden board with moulded cornice at the top, a ship's badge at the head and an inscription and namelist painted in black upright capital roman lettering.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Bell Bronze 580 500 dia Fair
Stand Wood 1260 830 620 Good
Board Wood 890 530 20 Good
Plaque Brass 75 200 2 Good
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Bell:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Military unit
Number died 13
Number served and returned  0
Total names 13
H.M.S.
KENYA
1940
Board:
COSILIO FIDE VIGILANCIA
PRUDENCE, LOYALTY AND VIGILANCE

THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THE
COMRADESHIP OF ALL WHO SERVED
ONBOARD HMS KENYA IN WAR AND PEACE
1940 - 1962
ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE
SHIPMATES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES

R.M.SGT. F. CATTERALL. PLY/X1560
L/COOK. J. S. DODDS. C/MX913042
ABLE SEAMAN. H. EVANS. D/SSX28689
ABLE SEAMAN. A. G. HAY. P/JX863774
L/STOKER. G. U. JOHNSTON. D/KX132149
ABLE SEAMAN. H. E. C. JONES. D/KX160563
ABLE SEAMAN. C. MORGAN. C/JX153931
STOKER 1ST CLASS. W. NOBLE D/ KX92151
LEADING SEAMAN. W. H. PAYNE D/JX1458
ABLE SEAMAN. R. W. LEE. D/JX284200
MARINE S. R. SEARS. PLY/X3438
P.O.STOKER. D. M. SMITH. D/KX77117
ABLE SEAMAN. W. STUBLEY. P/JX85841

HMS KENYA. ADOPTED BY THE
CIVIL COMMUNITY OF DERBY MARCH 1942
Plaque:
THIS CUPOLA WAS PRESENTED
TO THE CITIZENS OF DERBY
BY MEMBERS OF
THE H.M.S. KENYA ASSOCIATION
SEPTEMBER 2006
Administration
Custodian: Derby City Council

Local authorities:
From 1974 to 1997: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
Since 1997 the unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History
12th October 2013: The memorial was surveyed by Anne and Roy Branson. It was in fair condition but at that time the board had not been affixed.

9th March, 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Eric Naden. It was in good condition and the board had been affixed.

14th March, 2016: The memorial was photographed by Roy Branson. It was in good condition.
References
Comments
Page © Roy Branson