Grey plaque № 11978 in Plymouth

This tablet was erected in 1959 by the people of Bermuda to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the wreck on a Bermuda reef of Sea Venture; Captain Christopher Newport, flagship of Admiral Sir George Somers whose fleet sailed from Plymouth Sound on 2nd June 1609 to carry settlers and supplies to the infant colony at Jamestown in Virginia. On board Sea Venture were 150 persons including Sir Thomas Gates, Governor Designate of Virgina and all these were landed on the uninhabited island of Bermuda in ten months they built two vessels and sailed on to Jamestown. Sir George Somers having returned to Bermuda for more supplies died there on 9th november 1610 his heart was buried at St George's Bermuda and his body at Whitchurch, Dorset. His name was given to the Bermudas or Somers Islands, now Britain's oldest colony
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