Category Archives: Fishing

Bayard's Cove, Devon, England

Memorial in Bayard’s Cove, Devon commemorating Paul Goddard d. 1983

Location

Bayard's Cove, Devon, England

Transcript

'IN LOVING MEMORY / OF / PAUL JOHN GODDARD / AGE 28 / LOST AT SEA IN 'EXUBERANT' / 12th MARCH 1983 / FROM HIS FAMILY / AND ALL HIS FRIENDS'

Details

Description: A fishing boat in relief above the inscription.
Type: Plaque
Materials: Bronze
Vessel: FV Exuberant

People

Goddard, Paul John
Age:
Date of Death: 12/3/1983
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: fisherman
Organisation:

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Walter Nurse d. 1889

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'WALTER NURSE aged 29 lost in the Cod Smack 'British Workman' of Grimsby in the North Sea Feb 9th 1889'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: British Workman

People

Nurse, Walter
Age: 29
Date of Death: 9/2/1889
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: 'British Workman' 1867, a Grimsby fishing smack, lost in a gale in February 1889.
Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Oscar Salmon d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Oscar Salmon aged 26 master lost in the Lugger 'Mascotte' in the North Sea March 6 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Mascotte

People

Salmon, Oscar
Age: 26
Date of Death: 6/3/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating James Eley d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'JAMES ELEY aged about 60 of Shotley lost in the 'Walter & Henry' in the North Sea Dec 12 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Walter and Henry

People

Eley, James
Age:
Date of Death: 12/12/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating George Parminter d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'GEORGE PARMINTER aged 16 lost in the Smack 'Conquest' in the North Sea March 6 1883 (Native of Kirby-le-Soken)'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Conquest

People

Parminter, George
Age: 16
Date of Death: 6/3/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

St Vigean's Church, St Vigeans, Angus, Scotland

Gravestone at St Vigean’s Church, Angus commemorating members of the Spink family circa 1805

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Location

St Vigean's Church, St Vigeans, Angus, Scotland

Transcript

[Front] 'Erected / by John Spink / Mariner in Auchmithie / Jannet Swankie his / spouse in memory of / three of their children / viz Elizabeth and Mary / who died in infancy / James who died 27 April / 1793 aged 6 years others / Agnes John' [Back] '1805 / We on our bed of rest / Do take our soft repose / Nor are we toss'd by boreas blast / As they that to the ocean go'

Details

Description: Carved with a winged cherub's head above an oval with a fishing boat, anchor and two fish in relief.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Kirkyard
Materials: Sandstone

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Benjamin Sharpe d. 1888

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'BENJAMIN SHARPE aged 43 Drowned in Grimsby Dock from the Smack 'Telegraph' April 14th 1888 and buried at Grimsby'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Telegraph

People

Sharpe, Benjamin
Age: 43
Date of Death: 14/4/1888
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Henry Sherman d. 1894

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'HENRY SHERMAN aged 54 Lost from the Smack 'Norman' in Caen Bay Sept 7 1894'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Norman

People

Sherman, Henry
Age: 54
Date of Death: 7/9/1894
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

Quayside (Lower Gate Street), Conwy, Conwy, Wales

Memorial at Conwy to three crew members of the fishing vessel ‘Katy’ lost in 1994

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Location

Quayside (Lower Gate Street), Conwy, Conwy, Wales

Transcript

'LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN / THE FISHING VESSEL / KATY / LEFT CONWY 16TH JANUARY 1994. / CREW MEMBERS / L. S. ROWLANDS-ROBERTS (SAM) / AGED 22. / G.HUGHES (COCHYN) / AGED 30. / R. HALL (ROBBO) / AGED 20.'

Details

Description: A rough-hewn limestone boulder that has been dressed on one side where an inscribed metal plate has been attached. The boulder rests on a plinth made of a rectangle of 5 x 6 small limestone blocks, which have been mortared on the top surface.
Type: Memorial
Materials: Limestone
Vessel: Katy

People

Hall, R.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 16/1/1994
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Hughes, G.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 16/1/1994
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Rowlands-Roberts, L.S.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 16/1/1994
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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St Mary's Church, Martham, Norfolk, England

Gravestone at St Mary’s Church, Martham, Norfolk commemorating Henry Brown d. 1882

Location

St Mary's Church, Martham, Norfolk, England

Transcript

'IN AFFECTIONATE / REMEMBRANCE OF / HENRY / THE BELOVED SON OF / JAMES AND ELIZABETH / BROWN / WHO WAS KILLED AT SEA ON BOARD / THE SMACK WILLIAM AND SUSANNAH / JUNE 15TH 1882'

Details

Description: Carving of smack above inscription
Type: Headstone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: William and Susannah

People

Brown, Henry
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/6/1882
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Recorder: B B T, 22/4/1982