Vernon Monument
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£220K funds-raised threshold achieved: we're now committed to a Sep 2017 installation in @GunwharfQuays! More big events due in 2016...
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Welcome to the campaign to design, construct and install a monument, dedicated to the naval and military heritage of HMS Vernon, in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Our fundraising effort continues apace, and we have now moved beyond the £200,000 milestone of monies raised towards the monument – our aim for 2015 is to significantly add to this sum in the coming year. All donations are warmly welcomed and supporters are encouraged to browse our Shop pages for merchandise – all proceeds go towards the design, construction and installation of the monument. This year we also hope to start construction of the sub-surface component of the structure. A registered charity, we can process Gift Aid certificates for all donations.

2015 Fundraising and Other Events

Graphic impression of the Vernon Monument, in Gunwharf Quays, where it will be mounted (C) VMP

The fourteen-ton stone, bronze and steel above-water structure is a delightful design by renowned sculptor Les Johnson FRBS.  The monument depicts a Royal Navy Clearance Diver placing an explosive charge on a moored mine (sometimes referred to as a buoyant mine) which has become fouled on a wreck on the seabed.