Guernsey / Wahrzeichen

​​The Ship and Crown​




​​During the Nazi occupation of Guernsey and the rest of the Channel Islands, The Ship and Crown public house was used as the harbour office for the Nazi authorities. When liberation came, it was also the site where Liberating British forces held the German commander captive.​

​​​The Ship and Crown public house, formerly The Crown Hotel, was the harbour office for the Nazi authorities during the occupation of Guernsey. Outside the building, where the Guernsey flags now fly, there were once Nazi flags.

It was also in this very spot that Vice Admiral Hoffmeier, German commander of the Channel Islands, was taken into captivity by British Forces on 9 May 1945, the day that Guernsey was liberated. Today, it is still possible to take a look inside the pub to see the evidence of its important history.

The Ship & Crown was also shown as a main feature in the film ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’, a film released in 2018 and based on the 2008 novel of the same name, which was based in Guernsey during the years of Occupation.

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​​Victoria Pier, ​​St. Peter Port​, GY1 2NB​, Guernsey