Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
'Memorial to HMS Sheffield', 2000
Interior of Sheffield Cathedral (A-Z p.5 2E)
An anchor with a sculpted head above its axis, set against a form which stands
for the bow of a ship.
Money raised by surviving crew members and sailors. The opening ceremony was
performed by HRH Prince Andrew, himself a veteran of the Falklands Campaign,
during which the last ship to bear this name was attacked and destroyed. Crew
members from all three ships to bear this name were present at the ceremony
on April 17th 2000.
Originally conceived as a much larger piece to be installed in the Cathedral
Precinct. Unfortunately for the project, the 14 year fund-raising campaign
was unable to raise sufficient funds, and so a much smaller piece was eventually
cast and located inside the Cathedral.