The monument is fully titled as “monument commemorating water transport workers of the Don region who gave their lives for freedom and independence of their Russian homeland”.
The monument was inaugurated on the Walk of Glory on May 9, 2018 and is a column with a plaque and a metal anchor at its foot. A round wreath tops the stela. The monument commemorates not only seamen perished during the Great Patriotic War. However, it was settled to time its inauguration with the Victory Day. The Walk of Glory, where the monument was mounted, had been opened in Sedova Street in 2007.
It is the Don Water Transport Association that had the monument project designed and delivered.