Able Seaman Andrew Curran was the son of Francis & Minnie Curran, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. On 9th June HMS Glorious and its escorting destroyers HMS Acasia and HMS Ardent were intercepted in the Norwegian Sea by the German Battle Cruisers, Gneisenau and Scharnhorst and sunk in little over two hours with the loss of over 1500 officers and men, including Andrew Curran.
The Memorial is situated centrally on The Hoe which looks directly towards Plymouth Sound. It is accessible at all times. Copies of the Memorial Register are kept at the Tourist Information Office at Island House.