PHOTOGRAPHED IN MAY 2016
The Formby-Conningbeg Memorial: Honours the memory of those lost when two Waterford steamers SS Conningbeg and SS Formby were torpedoed in December 1917.
These vessels were sister ships, both homeward bound to Waterford from Liverpool in December 1917. They were torpedoed by the same U Boat within days of each other, with a total loss of 83 lives.
I photographed this sculpture back in August 2016 and reprocessed them in January 2023. I had planned to visit Waterford again in 2023 but I am unwilling to pay the prices that the hotels are currently charging. I also had to cancel the 2022 visit.