King Charles II Memorial Obelisk, Dover Seafront, Kent, England, United Kingdom

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Memorial Walk located beneath the Clock Tower (Prince of Wales Pier). Commemorates His Majesty's arrival in Dover Harbour on 25th May 1660 upon the Restoration of the Monarchy following Oliver Cromwell's English Commonwealth. P&O ferries English Channel ships: MS Spirit of France (left), MS Pride of Canterbury (right). Port of Dover Beach, History, Tourism, Travel, and Vacation.

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John Latter on February 19, 2013

The inscription on top of the covered column at the beginning of the King Charles II Walk reads:

This walk was opened on the 25th May, 1960 by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Cornwallis KBE, MC., JP Her Majesty's Lieutenant for the County of Kent to commemorate the tercentenary of the landing at Dover on the 25th May, 1660 of His Majesty King Charles II on the occasion of the Restoration of the Monarchy.

A 2007 photo shows the memorial from a different view:

King Charles II Restoration Memorial Walk, Dover Seafront

Also see:

A portrait of King Charles II by Sir Peter Lely, Principal Painter in Ordinary.

The MS Spirit of France ferry set sail for Calais in France shortly afterwards, passing behind the MS Pride of Canterbury. See:

MS Spirit of France and MS Pride of Canterbury in Dover Harbour

Individual photos of the ships:

MS Spirit of France Ferry at Night, Dover Harbour

MS Pride of Canterbury Ferry and Southern Breakwater

Also in view: Part of the Ferry Terminal (Eastern Docks); Eastern Arm pier; Eastern Entrance (English Channel); Southern Breakwater; Canoeist, one for the use of; Pebbles, lots of them.

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John Latter on February 19, 2013

Ship info:

MS Spirit of France: Call Sign 2DXD5, IMO 9533816, MMSI 235082717


MS Pride of Canterbury: Callsign MPQZ6, IMO 90072950, and MMSI 232001060

When in range of AIS, the vessels current positions are shown at:

MS Spirit of France Ferry


MS Pride of Canterbury Ferry

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an automatic tracking system used on ships and by vessel traffic services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data with other nearby ships and AIS Base stations. AIS information supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of collision avoidance for water transport.

John Latter on March 13, 2013

A larger version of the portait of King Charles II by Sir Peter Lely is on the Pinterest Old Dover board at:

Dover People - Portrait of King Charles II by Sir Peter Lely, circa 1675

See all Pinterest Images of Dover boards.

John Latter on April 1, 2013

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