This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition Recover the anchor of HMT Empire Windrush ship as a national monument

The ship’s anchors symbolises migration, racial equality and shared history of belonging and citizenship. The Government must fund the recovery of the anchor as a national monument for Windrush Generation andmulticultural Britain. A legacy for national Windrush Day on the 22nd June 2023.

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The ship became Crown property in 1945 and was named HMT Empire Windrush. On 22nd of June 1948 the ship arrived in Tilbury with Caribbean, Polish and Maltese passengers marking a new era of British history.In March 1954 the ship made its last voyage. It currently lies just 3000 metres below sea level off the coast of Algeria.

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