Memorial park to honour WWI sailors

Sculptures at the Battle of Jutland memorial for the dead of battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary in Thyboron, Denmark. The memorial park, which marks one of the world's largest naval battles that took place during World War I, is set to open on June 1. The
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Sculptures at the Battle of Jutland memorial for the dead of battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary in Thyboron, Denmark. The memorial park, which marks one of the world's largest naval battles that took place during World War I, is set to open on June 1. The battle involved more than 240 warships from Britain and Germany, of which 25 warships were destroyed. The memorial park is located at Sea War Museum in northern Jutland. Large granite stones each bearing the name of a warship and number of deaths mark the vessels, while sculptures around them symbolise the 8,647 dead sailors.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 25, 2016, with the headline 'Memorial park to honour WWI sailors'. Print Edition | Subscribe