HMS Palomares, Naval Auxiliary Personnel, Merchant Navy (British Civilian)
09/11/1942 (Killed in Action)
Norman Dennis Rigley was the son of George William and Elizabeth Alice Rigley of 53 Stainburn Avenue, West Derby, Liverpool. He became known as Den. Dennis Rigley served as an Assistant Steward on board the Armed Merchant Cruiser, HMS Palomares. In November 1942, during Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa, HMS Palomares acted as an Anti-Aircraft artillery vessel. On 9th November 1942 the ship was badly damaged by enemy action. Assistant Steward Norman Dennis 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.