Category Archives: Vessel Loss

St Edmund's Church, Southwold, Suffolk, England

Memorial at St Edmund’s Church, Southwold, Suffolk commemorating William Warnes, RN, d. 1889 and William Warnes d. 1875

Location

St Edmund's Church, Southwold, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'William WARNES, husband of Georgiana Warnes who was drowned from the Pilot Cutter 'Bittern' of Lowestoft on the 9th April 1889 aged 68 years. Also William their son who was lost with the crew of the HELPMEET of Blyth on their passage from VARNA to MESSEMORIA Nov 1875 aged 27 years'

Details

Position: Churchyard
Vessel: Bittern, Helpmeet

People

Warnes, William
Age: 68
Date of Death: 9/4/1889
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Royal Navy
Warnes, William
Age: 27
Date of Death: 11/1875
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Unknown

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Sidney Conrad Siebert d. 1912

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'SIDNEY CONRAD SIEBERT Aged 30 Perished in the wreck of S.S. 'Titanic' in the Atlantic April 15 1912'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: RMS Titanic

People

Siebert, Sidney Conrad
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

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Notes: Lost on the 'Titanic'.
Bibliography: Elspeth McAdam 'Peril on the Sea','Family Tree' vol. 5, p. 30 (Jan 1989). Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

St Mary and St Nicholas Church, Beaumaris, Anglesey, Wales

Wall tablet in St Mary and St Nicholas Church, Beaumaris commemorating Owen Owen, Margaret Edmunds and Mary Dorothea Owen d. 1831 in the wreck of the ‘Rothsay Castle’

Location

St Mary and St Nicholas Church, Beaumaris, Anglesey, Wales

Transcript

'Owen OWEN, formerly Surgeon of HM 6th Regiment of Foot and latterly of 20th Dragoons, who died 29 January 1833 aged 79 years and of Ann his wife who died 18th April 1833 aged 64 years...Owen their 4th son, together with his sisters Margt Edmunds and Mary Dorothea were unhappily lost in the wreck of the ROTHSAY CASTLE August 17th 1831'

Details

Type: Wall tablet
Position: Chapel, south side
Materials: Marble
Artists: Spence
Vessel: Rothsay Castle

People

Owen, Owen
Age:
Date of Death: 17/8/1831
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Owen, Margaret Edmunds
Age:
Date of Death: 17/8/1831
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Owen, Mary Dorothea
Age:
Date of Death: 17/8/1831
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

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St Clement's Church, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Memorial at St Clement’s Church, Ipswich, Suffolk commemorating Captain A. Smith and the crew of SS ‘Mountpark’ lost in 1911

Location

St Clement's Church, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'Capt A. Smith and Crew of the ill fated S.S. 'Mountpark' run down off Kentish Knock Feb 16 1911'

Details

Materials: Brass
Vessel: SS Mountpark

People

Smith, A.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 16/2/1911
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Mountpark Steamship Company (J & J Denholm)

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Notes: SS 'Mountpark'collided with the SS 'Tremont' 27 miles off the West Hinder Lightship. She was transporting salt from Cadiz, Spain to Great Yarmouth. 14 crew members drowned. Four survived, though one died later of exposure.

Church of St Mary of Charity, Faversham, Kent, England

Gravestone at the Church of St Mary of Charity, Faversham, Kent commemorating Michael Greenwood, d.1812.

Location

Church of St Mary of Charity, Faversham, Kent, England

Transcript

‘To / the MEMORY of / MICHAEL GREENWOOD / who died the 9th of / January 1812 / aged 80 YEARS. / November the 29th 1758 / In the 'LITCHFIELD' I was wreck’d / Upon the BARB'RY shore. / And sev'nteen months in slavr’y / I toil'd with many more.'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: HMS ‘Lichfield'

People

Greenwood, Michael
Age: 80
Date of Death: 9/1/1812
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Notes: Wrecked in HMS 'Lichfield' in Morocco in 1758 and enslaved. Inscription on the headstone has been recently recut.


Bibliography: David Saunders 'Maritime Memorials & Mementoes' (Yeovil, 1996) p. 47.

Loe bar, Cornwall, England

Cross in Cornwall, England dedicated to those lost aboard HMS Anson. d. 1807

Location

Loe bar, Cornwall, England

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / ABOUT 100 OFFICERS AND MEN OF H.M.S. ANSON / WHO WERE DROWNED WHEN THIS SHIP WAS WRECKED / ON LOE BAR 29 DEC 1807 AND BURIED HEREABOUT / HENRY TRENGROUSE OF HELSTON / WAS SO IMPRESSED BY THIS TRAGEDY THAT / HE INVENTED THE LIFESAVING ROCKET APPARATUS / WHICH HAS SINCE BEEN INSTRUMENTAL / IN SAVNG THOUSANDS OF LIVES / ERECTED MARCH 1949'

Details

Description: A cross on a triple plinth.


Type: Cross
Date Erected: 1949
Vessel: HMS Anson

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Bibliography: David Saunders 'Maritime Memorials & Mementoes' (Yeovil, 1996) p. 71 (illustration).

Turville, Buckinghamshire, England

Wall plaque dedicated to Herbert Edward Neighbour RN, d. 1925. located in Turville, Buckinghamshire.

Location

Turville, Buckinghamshire, England

Transcript

'Herbert Edward Neighbour, Leading Seaman RN born Jan 20 1902 and rests with his comrades in H.M. Submarine M1 lost off Start Point 12 Nov 1925'

Details

Type: Wall plaque
Materials: Pink marble
Vessel: HM Submarine M1

People

Neighbour, Herbert Edward
Age: 23
Date of Death: 12/11/1925
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Leading Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy

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Notes: Submarine 'M1' holed following a collision and sank.The wreck was recently located on the seabed and a plaque placed on the site.

St Nicholas Church, Bristol, England

Plaque in Bristol, to the memory of those lost in the SS ‘Merrimay’, 1855

Location

St Nicholas Church, Bristol, England

Transcript

'In memory of the Captain Officers and Crew of the S.S. Merrimay. Which foundered at sea 1899 on her voyage from Montreal to Bristol'

Details

Type: Plaque
Position: Staircase
Materials: Brass
Vessel: SS Merrimay

Extra

Notes: The dedication of a window, plaque removed to St Nicholas from The Missions to Seamen Institute in 1981.
Bibliography: Josephine Teague 'The Missions to Seamen Church and Institute Bristol'.

Flamborough, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Gravestone at Flamborough commemorating the crew of the ‘Galway lass’  wrecked in 1875

Location

Flamborough, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / THE CREW OF THE BRIG / 'GALWAY LASS' / OF NEWHAVEN / WRECKED OFF FLAMBRO HEAD / OCTOBER 14TH 1875 / GEORGE GRIMSEY CAPTAIN AGED 55 / ALFRED PENN MATE 36 / WILLIAM BART COOK 30 / KILLICK STEVENS SEAMAN 24. / GEO. EDWARD GRIMSEY SEAMAN 20 / NELSON TASKER ORDINARY SEAMAN 19 / EDMUND EARLE ORDINARY SEAMAN 19 / ISAAC WILLIAM GRIMSEY ORDINARY SEAMAN 17 / BE YE ALSO READY FOR IN SUCH AN HOUR AS / YE THINK NOT THE SON OF MAN COMETH'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Materials: Stone
Vessel: Galway Lass

People

Bart, William
Age: 30
Date of Death: 14/10/1875
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Cook
Organisation:
Earle, Edmund
Age: 119
Date of Death: 14/10/1875
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Ordinary Seaman
Organisation:
Grimsey, Isaac William
Age: 17
Date of Death: 14/10/1875
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Ordinary Seaman
Organisation:
Grimsey, George Edward
Age: 20
Date of Death: 14/10/1875
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Grimsey, George
Age: 55
Date of Death: 14/10/1875
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:
Penn, Alfred
Age: 36
Date of Death: 14/10/1875
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Mate
Organisation:
Stevens, Killick
Age: 24
Date of Death: 14/10/1875
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Tasker, Nelson
Age: 19
Date of Death: 14/10/1875
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Ordinary Seaman
Organisation:

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

St Illtud's Church, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Memorial at St Illtud’s Church, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire commemorating Francis William Rendell and William Thomas Rendell d. 1879 in the loss of the ‘Burry’

Location

St Illtud's Church, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Transcript

'Erected / In Loving Memory of / FRANCIS WILLIAM / AGED 26 YEARS MASTER / OF THE BURRY OF LLANELLY / AND WILLIAM THOMAS / AGED 13 YEARS SONS OF / FRANCIS AND ANNE RENDELL / OF GLYN MOR, BURRY PORT / WHO LOST THEIR LIVES WITH / ALL HANDS IN THE ABOVE / NAMED SHIP OFF THE NORTH / FORELAND, AUGUST 5 1879. THOU O GOD HAST PROVED US / THOU ALSO HAST TRIED US LIKE / AS SILVER IS TRIED''

Details

Description: Plinth surmounted by a cross. The cross is carved with an anchor with a long looped rope attached. This bears a shield. The inscription is infilled with lead.
Type: Monument
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Limestone
Vessel: Burry of Llanelly

People

Rendell, Francis William
Age: 26
Date of Death: 5/8/1879
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:
Rendell, William Thomas
Age: 13
Date of Death: 5/8/1879
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation:

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