HMS Palomares, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, Merchant Navy (British Civilian)
09/11/1942 (Killed in Action)
Norman Dennis Rigley was the husband of Amy Rigley (nee Somerville), Coagh, Co. Tyrone, and the son of George William and Elizabeth Alice Rigley of 53 Stainburn Avenue, West Derby, Liverpool. Norman Dennis Rigley served as an Assistant Steward on board the Armed Merchant Cruiser, HMS Palomares. During the British-American invasion of French North Africa, HMS Palomares acted as an Anti-Aircraft artillery vessel. On 9th November the ship was badly damaged by enemy action. Norman Dennis (Den) Rigley was killed in this engagement.
The Memorial is situated on the Mersey River Front at the Pier Head, Liverpool, close to and behind the Liver Buildings and the end of James Street. From the end of the M62 motorway follow the signs for the City Centre and Maritime Museum.