This Vernon Mooring Anchors stand as a monument outside the Australian National Maritime Museum, near the Pyrmont Bridge. They are a memorial to seafarers lost at sea in wartime and in peace. These Admiralty-pattern anchors were originally from the 1839 wooden sailing ship, NSS Vernon. After 1867, the Vernon was converted into a nautical school ship and permanently moored off Cockatoo Island. The anchors were installed here in 1992.