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St Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India, Rest of the World

Memorial at St Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai, India, commemorating the offices and crew of HEIC steam frigate ‘Cleopatra’ which was lost in a hurricane on 15th April 1847.

Location

St Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India, Rest of the World

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of the / Commander, Officers and Ship's Company / of the Hon.ble East India Company's Steam Frigate ‘Cleopatra, / which is supposed to have foundered / in a hurricane off the coast of Malabar, / on the 15th day of April 1847. / There were lost in the Ill-fated Vessel, / J. A. Young, Commander, / Cha. Eden, / Hy. Ralph, / Tho. Lawes, Lieutenants. / J. T. Carr, Assistant Surgeon, / F. Nott, Mate, / I Soady, Midshipman, / T. G. Croad, Clerk in Charge, / W. S. B. Hadley, Captain's Clerk. / Together with a Crew of 142 souls. / This monument is erected by the Officers and Seamen of the Indian Navy, / as a tribute of respect to their lamented colleagues.’

Details

Description: The inscription flanked by tridents and wreaths, trophies on top include, flags and anchor, a shield, sword and gun.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: North wall C88 N14
Materials: White marble
Artists: Bovey
Vessel: HEIC Cleopatra

People

Carr, J. C.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Assistant Surgeon HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Croad, T.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Clerk in charge HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Eden, Charles
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Hadley, W. S. B.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Captain's clerk HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Lawes, Thomas
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Nott, F.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Mate HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Ralph, Henry
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Soady, J.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Young, J.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company

Extra

Notes: The Cleopatra was hit by a cyclone off the MalabarCoast en route from Bombay to Singapore. In addition to the crew, the Cleopatra was carrying 100 convicts with their Royal Marine guard.

Bibliography: 'Illustrated London News' (February 1853) p.157.

St Nicholas's Church, Rushbrooke, Suffolk, England

Memorial at St Nicholas’s Church, Rushbrooke, Suffolk commemorating Captain Jermyn Rushbrooke, RN d. 1968

Location

St Nicholas's Church, Rushbrooke, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'JERMYN RUSHBROOKE / CAPTAIN / ROYAL NAVY / 1890-1968'

Details

Type: Cremation marker
Position: North side churchyard
Materials: Nabresina stone

People

Rushbrooke, Jermyn
Age: c. 78
Date of Death: 1968
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Born 5/4/1890. Also tablet inside church.