The Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, is a memorial to the more than 11,500 American prisoners of war who died in captivity aboard sixteen British prison ships during the American Revolutionary War. The remains of a small fraction of those who died on the ships are interred in a crypt beneath its base. The ships included HMS Jersey, Scorpion, Hope, Falmouth, Stromboli, Hunter, and others.

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  • El Monumento a los mártires de barcos para prisioneros (en inglés: Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument) se localiza en el parque Fort Greene, en el barrio neoyorquino de Brooklyn, al este de los Estados Unidos, se trata de un monumento a los más de 11.500 prisioneros de guerra fallecidos en cautiverio a bordo de dieciséis buques británicos para prisioneros durante la Guerra de la Independencia estadounidense.​ Los restos de una pequeña fracción de los que murieron en los barcos están enterrados en una cripta debajo de su base. (es)
  • The Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, is a memorial to the more than 11,500 American prisoners of war who died in captivity aboard sixteen British prison ships during the American Revolutionary War. The remains of a small fraction of those who died on the ships are interred in a crypt beneath its base. The ships included HMS Jersey, Scorpion, Hope, Falmouth, Stromboli, Hunter, and others. Their remains were first gathered and interred in 1808. In 1867 landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, designers of Central Park and Prospect Park, were engaged to prepare a new design for Washington Park as well as a new crypt for the remains of the prison ship martyrs. In 1873, after development near the Brooklyn Navy Yard uncovered the remains, they were moved and re-interred in a crypt beneath a small monument. Funds were raised for a larger monument, which was designed by noted architect Stanford White. Constructed of granite, its single Doric column 149 feet (45 m) in height sits over the crypt at the top of a 100-foot-wide (30 m) 33-step staircase. At the top of the column is an eight-ton bronze brazier, a funeral urn, by sculptor Adolf Weinman. President-elect William Howard Taft delivered the principal address when the monument was dedicated in 1908. (en)
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  • El Monumento a los mártires de barcos para prisioneros (en inglés: Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument) se localiza en el parque Fort Greene, en el barrio neoyorquino de Brooklyn, al este de los Estados Unidos, se trata de un monumento a los más de 11.500 prisioneros de guerra fallecidos en cautiverio a bordo de dieciséis buques británicos para prisioneros durante la Guerra de la Independencia estadounidense.​ Los restos de una pequeña fracción de los que murieron en los barcos están enterrados en una cripta debajo de su base. (es)
  • The Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, is a memorial to the more than 11,500 American prisoners of war who died in captivity aboard sixteen British prison ships during the American Revolutionary War. The remains of a small fraction of those who died on the ships are interred in a crypt beneath its base. The ships included HMS Jersey, Scorpion, Hope, Falmouth, Stromboli, Hunter, and others. (en)
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