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War Memorial #701 ~ Merchant Navy - Harwich

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Hidden : 04/12/2019
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


The Merchant Navy Seafarers War Memorial


The Merchant Navy Seafarers War Memorial at Harwich, Essex is a 15 ft granite obelisk on an integral plinth with a two-stepped base. It stands on the quay at Harwich Harbour where it is visible to passing ships. On two faces of the shaft is the badge of the Merchant Navy, and there is also an inscription which reads:-

Their names are not inscribed above a bed of common clay,

but in the scrolls of rolling waves and wreaths of swirling spray.

Their epitaphs are written in the language of the sea

On all the oceans white caps flow, you do not see crosses row on row,

but those who sleep beneath the sea, rest in peace for your country is free.

Dedicated to the Merchant Navy by the Merchant Navy Association Harwich.

In August 2004 War Memorials Trust gave £250 towards the commissioning of the memorial. Although Harwich has a long history of merchant seafaring, there had until that time been no memorial dedicated to those of the Merchant Navy who had fallen in war. The harbour of Harwich was important during both World Wars for merchant and naval shipping. The operations in which it played a particular part were the East Coast convoys of World War II.

To find the cache take the date from the memorial, call it ABCDEFGH and apply it to this formula.

N51 56. (H+E) (A+2) (G+2) E001 17.(F-C) (D-E) B



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The series is dedicated to those who fought for their country. "We will remember them!”



If anyone would like to place a War Memorial Cache of your own then please do so. We would ask if you do so please contact Just-us-Two through their profile page or on email at

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*****PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT *****

****PHYSICAL CACHES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE PLACED ON THE ACTUAL MEMORIAL OR WITHIN THE
BOUNDARY OF SUCH MEMORIALS AT ALL TIMES TREAT LOCATIONS OF MEMORIALS WITH RESPECT. ****

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pbeare

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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