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Jack Crawford (1889)
Sculptor: Percy Wood
Location: Mowbray Park, Sunderland. Materials: Bronze, Granite and Limestone. Status: Listed Grade II.
The life size figure of Jack Crawford dressed in seaman's garb nailing a flag to a mast, using a pistol butt as a hammer. The action that this statue represents took place at the Battle of Camperdown against the Dutch. The top of Admiral Duncan's mast on his ship the HMS Venerable had been shot away. To illustrate that the Admiral's colours had not been lowered, as sign of surrender, Jack Crawford climbed up and nailed the colours to what remained of the mast.
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