Seven brick plinths with bronze cappings and silhouetted corvettes. One shows the title of the work, five have plaques showing a ship's name and the seventh shows the list of the names 'uncamouflaged' -
LAVENDER CAMPION POLYANTHUS
Corvettes were the small ships used by the British Navy during the Secind World War to escort convoys in
the Atlantic. One class of corvettes was given flower names, and this use of Flower Class corvettes
introduces a sense of fragility and beauty to the context of conflict and tragedy. This is intensified
here by the implied personification of the ships which have, in a childlike way, tried to camouflage
themselves by changing their names.