On Clarence Esplanade between the Royal Naval Memorial and the Hovercraft Terminal.
This memorial is a corniced pedestal, polished granite column on a square base, foliate capital surmounted by bronze tripod bearing naval crown. The base of the column is decorated with bronze relief, Victorian scroll band and dolphin heads to corners. Some of the wording has worn off.
RESTORED IN 1887 BY
ADMIRAL SIR GEORGE WILLES K.C.B.
COMMANDER IN CHIEF
CAPTAIN OF THE CHESAPEAKE 1859-61.
THE YEAR OF THE MUTINY
One of the inscriptions concerns the taking of the Taku Forts, China, 25 June 1859. The Battle engaged 11 gunboats, with combined crews of 1,100 men. In total 89 men were killed and 345 wounded.