Mona’s Queen Memorial

This weekend marks the anniversary of the one of the darkest 24 hours in the history of the Isle of Man Steam Packet.

May 29/30 1939 saw three of the company’s ships, which had been requisitioned into war service, sunk while evacuating troops from the beaches of Dunkirk.

The anchor of one of those ships, the Mona’s Queen III was returned to the island in 2010 and has since served as a memorial for those who lost their lives.

This year’s service will be attended by the Leuitenant Governor Sir John Lorimer and with music provided by Rushen Silver Band, Paul Costain and the Ellan Vannin Pipes and Drums.

To coincide with one of the Steam Packet’s ships passing Kallow Point, this year’s service gets underway at 1.30pm on Sunday afternoon.

For more information on this service and the history of the memorial, click here.