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Ipswich Shannon Inn

Ipswich Shannon Inn

closed 13th January 1923

23 St George's St

grid reference TM 160 449

The old Shannon is now a commercial garage.

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Footnote

Rear Admiral Sir Philip Broke, of Broke Hall, Ipswich, was the commander of HMS Shannon in the War of 1812, between United States and Britain. His ship is particularly known for the boarding and capture of the US Frigate Chesapeake off Boston, on 1 June 1813. Over 80 were killed in the action and the loosing crew were taken to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the sailors were imprisoned; the ship was repaired and taken into service by the Royal Navy and later sold at Portsmouth, England in 1819 to be broken up.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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