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TITLE
Commemorative Plaque
EXTERNAL ID
AB_WICK_ART_21
PLACENAME
Wick
DISTRICT
Eastern Caithness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
PERIOD
1940s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
547
KEYWORDS
Commemorative Plaque

This plaque commemorates the adoption of H.M.S. Campbell by the people of Caithness during Warship Week in May 1942.

Warship week was a fund raising scheme to encourage civilians to save their money in Government accounts, such as War Bonds, Savings Bonds, Defence Bonds and Savings Certificates. Cash would be paid into Post Offices or Banks.

In 1942 it was decided the national scheme would be themed around 'adopting' a warship. A target of savings would be set that would equate to enough to pay for a warship.

SCOTT-Class Destroyer Flotilla Leader ordered from Cammell Laird of Birkenhead in April 1917- The ship was laid down as Yard No. 849 on I0th November 1917 and launched on 21st September 1918. She was the 2nd RN ship to carry this name, introduced in 1796. Build was completed on 21st December 1918 and she served in the Atlantic Fleet until 1925 when laid up in Reserve. She was brought forward from Reserve when the Reserve Fleet was mobilised in 1939 and in May 1942 was adopted by the civil community of Caithness following a successful WARSHIP WEEK National Savings campaign in May 1942.

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Commemorative Plaque

CAITHNESS: Wick

1940s

Am Baile

Wick Public Building Art

This plaque commemorates the adoption of H.M.S. Campbell by the people of Caithness during Warship Week in May 1942.<br /> <br /> Warship week was a fund raising scheme to encourage civilians to save their money in Government accounts, such as War Bonds, Savings Bonds, Defence Bonds and Savings Certificates. Cash would be paid into Post Offices or Banks. <br /> <br /> In 1942 it was decided the national scheme would be themed around 'adopting' a warship. A target of savings would be set that would equate to enough to pay for a warship.<br /> <br /> SCOTT-Class Destroyer Flotilla Leader ordered from Cammell Laird of Birkenhead in April 1917- The ship was laid down as Yard No. 849 on I0th November 1917 and launched on 21st September 1918. She was the 2nd RN ship to carry this name, introduced in 1796. Build was completed on 21st December 1918 and she served in the Atlantic Fleet until 1925 when laid up in Reserve. She was brought forward from Reserve when the Reserve Fleet was mobilised in 1939 and in May 1942 was adopted by the civil community of Caithness following a successful WARSHIP WEEK National Savings campaign in May 1942.