Category Archives: Vessel Loss

All Hallows by the Tower, London, England

Memorial at All Hallows by the Tower, London commemorating the crew of the SS ‘Sankey’ lost 1948

Location

All Hallows by the Tower, London, England

Transcript

'In Memory of the Crew of the SS Sankey missing at sea 31 January 1948'

Details

Vessel: SS Sankey

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Notes: Formerly in the chapel of the Missions to Seamen, Victoria Dock Road, E116. Transferred 1975.

Abbey Church, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England

Tablet in the Abbey Church, Beaulieu, Hampshire commemorating Eleanor Thornton d. 1915 in the loss of the SS ‘Persia’

Location

Abbey Church, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'THIS TABLET EAS ERECTED BY JOHN / 2ND LORD MONTAGU OF BEAVLIEV IN THANKFVLLNESS / FOR HIS MIRACVLOVS ESCAPE FROM DROWNING / AFTER THE SINKING OF THE P. AND O., S.S. PERSIA / TORPEDOED BY A GERMAN SUBMARINE NEAR CRETE / AND IN MEMORY OF ELEANOR VELASCO THORNTON / WHO SERVED HIM DEVOTEDLY FOR FIFTEEN YEARS / DROWNED DECEMBER 30TH 1915'

Details

Type: Tablet
Position: East wall of nave
Materials: Bronze
Vessel: SS Persia

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Thornton, Eleanor Velasco
Age:
Date of Death: 30/12/1915
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation: P & O Line

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Notes: Eleanor Thornton was Lord Montagu's secretary. Lord Montagu was in the sea for two days after the sinking and presumed dead. He lived to read his own obituary notices.
Bibliography: Kenneth Jarvis (vicar) 'Illustrated Guide to Beaulieu Abbey Church'; Capt. H.E.R. Widnell 'The Beaulieu Record' (Pioneer Publications Ltd 1973).

Holy Trinity Church, Bramley, Surrey, England

Plaque in Holy Trinity Church, Bramley commemorating Lieutenant-Commander George Campbell Street RN d. 1916 during the Battle of Jutland

Location

Holy Trinity Church, Bramley, Surrey, England

Transcript

'To the glory of God / and in loving memory of / Lieutenant Commander / George Campbell Street, / Royal Navy / who was killed in action on board H.M.S. Queen Mary / at the Battle of Jutland May 31st 1916 / aged 32 years. / He was the dearly loved husband of Alice Talbot Street / second son of Henry William and Barbara Street / and Grandson of Henry Street Esq., late of Birley / in this Parish'

Details

Type: Tablet
Materials: Brass
Vessel: HMS Queen Mary

Event

Battle of Jutland 1916

Event Date

1916

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Street, George Campbell
Age: 32
Date of Death: 31/5/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant Commander RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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Higher Cemetery, Exeter, Devon, England

Memorial in Higher Cemetery, Exeter, Devon dedicated to Ralph Giles d. 1912 in the loss of ‘Titanic’

Location

Higher Cemetery, Exeter, Devon, England

Transcript

'In / loving memory of / John William Giles / who died Nov 30th 1917 / Also of his son / Ralph Giles / who went down on the Titanic / April 15th 1912 / The gift of God is eternal life'

Details

Description: Gravestone
Type: Gravestone
Vessel: Titanic

People

Giles, Ralph
Age: 25
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Albert Bines d. 1895

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'ALBERT BINES aged 32 Lost in the Smack 'Oyster Girl' in the North Sea December 1895'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Oyster Girl

People

Bines, Albert
Age: 32
Date of Death: 12/1895
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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

Trinity Road Cemetery, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England

Gravestone at Trinity Road Cemetery, Cleethorpes commemorating William Newton d. 1892 in the loss of the ‘Albion’

Location

Trinity Road Cemetery, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England

Transcript

'In loving memory of William Newton lost at sea with the whole of the crew in the steam trawler 'Albion' of Grimsby Jan 1892 aged 30 years'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Vessel: Albion

People

Newton, William
Age: 30
Date of Death: 1/1892
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England

Drinking fountain dedicated to Charles Frohman d. 1915 located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Location

Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England

Details

Description: A seated female nude between two cornucopia.
Type: Drinking fountain
Position: Beside Thames
Vessel: RMS Lusitania

Event

Sinking of the Lusitania

Event Date

1915

Event Category

1914 - 1918 First World War

People

Frohman, Charles
Age: 58
Date of Death: 7/5/1915
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

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Notes: American impressario drowned in 'Lusitania' torpedoed 7/5/1915.
Bibliography: D.H. Norman 'Remembered in Marlow' , 'Country Life' p. 1358 (May 15 1986).

St Mary's Church, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England

Gravestone at St Mary’s Church, Gateshead commemorating Thomas Mudford d. 1836 in the loss of the ‘Priscilla’

Location

St Mary's Church, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England

Transcript

'Thomas Mudford aged 41 Captain of the Priscilla which was lost on Palling Beach Feb 18th 1836 on a passage from Newcastle to Lynn when all aboard perished'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: Priscilla

People

Mudford, Thomas
Age: 41
Date of Death: 18/2/1836
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

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Glasgow Necropolis, Glasgow, Scotland

Monument at Glasgow Necropolis commemorating James Scott and his family lost in the wreck of the ‘Orion’ 1859

Location

Glasgow Necropolis, Glasgow, Scotland

Transcript

'In memory of James Scott, merchant, Montreal, aged 55; Lillias Ure, his wife, aged 46; and Marion; their only child, aged 7; also of Janet Ure, aged 40, sister of Mrs Scott, and relict of William Smith, merchant, Montreal; who all perished in the wreck of the steamship Orion, off Port Patrick, 18th June 1859, and are here interred; except the child Marion, whose body was not found.'

Details

Description: Aberdeen granite monument with an urn on the top.
Type: Monument
Materials: Granite
Vessel: Orion

People

Scott, James
Age: 55
Date of Death: 18/6/1859
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Scott, Lillias
Age:
Date of Death: 18/6/1859
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Scott, Marion
Age: 7
Date of Death: 18/5/1859
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Smith, Janet
Age: 40
Date of Death: 18/6/1859
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

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Bibliography: George Blair 'Biographic and descriptive sketches of Glasgow Necropolis', (Glasgo1, 1857) p. 149

St Mary's Church, Southampton, England

Plaque at St Mary’s Church, Southampton commemorating those lost in SS ‘Teuton’ 1881

Location

St Mary's Church, Southampton, England

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE / CAPTAIN, OFFICERS AND CREW / OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP/ TEUTON. / FOUNDERED OFF DANGER POINT, / SOUTH AFRICA. / AUGUST 30TH 1881. / "AND THE SEA GAVE UP THE DEAD THAT WERE IN IT." / REV. XX. 13.'

Details

Description: Rectangular bronze plaque with black enamelled text, fixed to a wooden board.,The Captain, Edward Manning, was found at fault for the loss of the ship. The Board of Trade conducted an official wreck report on the 'Tueton', which can be seen at: www.plimsoll.org/resources/SCCLibraries/WreckReports/14659.asp
Type: Plaque
Position: Seafarers' Chapel
Materials: Bronze
Vessel: Teuton

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