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Mylor Churchyard Memorial HMS Ganges

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Mylor Churchyard Memorial HMS Ganges

Mylor Churchyard Memorial HMS Ganges: This memorial commemorates the 53 boys who died whilst training on the HMS ‘Ganges’ between 1866 and 1899. The ship was a three masted naval training ship moored nearby for a period of 33 years, training young boys for a service career.

The Churchyard contains the graves of some the captains the Packet (Mail) ships which operated from Falmouth.  Mylor Dockyard was the most westerly Naval Dockyard and victualling station in England.

Mylor Dockyard was the  home of HMS Ganges and the Falmouth Packet ships. It also acted as the centre for the French Resistance during the Second World War . Further up river Tolverne, was a major embarkation point for the Normandy Landings.

Today Mylor is home to the last fleet of Oyster boats operating under sail. Pontoon moorings for over 400 boats, with a Sailing school, Chandlery, boat repairs, Boast hire, cafes and restaurants it is bustling and popular location.