Category Archives: Vessel Loss

Candie Cemetery, Upland Road, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Gravestone at Candie Cemetery, Upland Road, Guernsey commemorating George Albert Paul d. 1879 in the loss of the ‘Reindeer’

Location

Candie Cemetery, Upland Road, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Transcript

'In loving memory of George Albert Paul, who was drowned through the wreck of the Reindeer 14th January 1879 aged 27 years'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Materials: Portland stone
Vessel: Reindeer

People

Paul, George Albert
Age:
Date of Death: 14/1/1879
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Cutter 'Reindeer' wrecked on reef at L'Etacq, Guernsey.
Bibliography: David Kreckeler 'Nineteenth Century Monumental Memorials in Guernsey and their history of nautical interest' (typescript).
Recorder: David Kreckeler 1981

St Mary's Church, St Marys, Isles of Scilly, England

Gravestone at St Mary’s Church, Isles of Scilly commemorating Charles John Mumford d. 1909

Location

St Mary's Church, St Marys, Isles of Scilly, England

Transcript

'In loving memory of Charles John Mumford / Who lost his life / at the wreck of / the S.S. Plymton / August 14th 1909 / Aged 32 years'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: SS Plympton

People

Mumford, Charled John
Age: 32
Date of Death: 14/8/1909
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Notes: Not drowned during the shipwreck but on board the wreck later.
Recorder: Patricia Barber 2003

Holy Trinity Old Church, Bothenhampton, Dorset, England

Gravestone at Holy Trinity Old Church, Bothenhampton, Dorset, commemorating Captain Robert Angel RN d. 1868

Location

Holy Trinity Old Church, Bothenhampton, Dorset, England

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of / Capt. Robert Angel / who departed this life / January 1868 / aged 69 years / In storm or tempest none more brave / than him who lies in this lone grave / while near him murmering on the shore / the sea he loves he hears no more / Also to the memory of / Alfred / son of the above / who drowned at sea / by the foundering of the ship / Queen of the East / off the Cape of Good Hope / in the 30th year of his age / Not here but in the dark blue sea / he sleeps the good the kind the free / we raise this tomb it shows how dear / he was to all who knew him here'

Details

Description: Carved with foul anchor and crossed flags.
Type: Gravestone
Materials: Stone

People

Angel, Robert
Age: 69
Date of Death: 1/1868
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

Extra

Recorder: MT Morton. 18/07/1981

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Thomas Tillett d. 1891

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'THOMAS TILLETT aged 45, Master of the Smack 'Glance' Lost in the North Sea January 1891'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Glance

People

Tillett, Thomas
Age: 45
Date of Death: 1/1891
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

Extra

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