Category Archives: Vessel Loss

St Nicholas's Church, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

Gravestone at St Nicholas’s Church, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk commemorating Henry B. Harrison, Master d. 1856 in the loss of the ‘Enfield’

Location

St Nicholas's Church, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

Transcript

‘... Henry B Harrison / the beloved husband of / Ann Eliz. Harrison / Master of the Schooner / ENFIELD, / who with his son and the / rest of the crew were lost / on or about Sept 26th 1856 / Aged 37. / "The sea shall give up it’s dead" / Also three of their children who died in infancy.'

Details

Position: Churchyard
Vessel: Enfield

People

Harrison, Henry B.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 26/9/1856
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Unknown

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Photographer: Pippa Lacey

Toxteth cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Memorial in Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool commemorating John Cuthbertson d. 1870, in the wreck of the ‘Mercurius’

Location

Toxteth cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Transcript

'In loving memory of Capt. JOHN CUTHBERTSON of Dartmouth, Devon, who was lost through the wreck of the ship 'MERCURIUS' 25 March 1870, aged 36 years'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: C355
Vessel: Mercurius

People

Cuthbertson, John
Age: 36
Date of Death: 25/3/1870
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

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Old cemetery, Southampton, England

Memorial at Old Cemetery, Southampton commemorating the officers and crew of the RMS ‘Rhone’ and ‘Wye’ lost during a hurricane in 1867

Location

Old cemetery, Southampton, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND CREW OF THE ROYAL MAIL STEAMSHIPS 'RHONE' AND 'WYE' LOST DURING THE HURRICANE AT ST. THOMAS, WEST INDIES, OCTOBER 29, 1867'

Details

Description: Monument in the Gothic style with tablets listing the names of victims between three columns placed on each side of the base. The top of the monument has a cross-shaped, pitched roof with a spire or obelisk in the centre. Relief carvings of the disaster on the sides. The monument is surrounded by iron railings.
Type: Memorial
Position: North section
Vessel: SS Rhone, SS Wye

Extra

Notes: Commemorates officers and crew of two Royal Mail steamships lost in a hurricane at St Thomas, West Indies.
Bibliography: Robert Douch 'Monuments and Memorials in Southampton' (Southampton, 1968).

All Saints Church, Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England

Plaque at All Saints Church, Brixworth commemorating Eustace Carden d. 1897 in the loss of SS ‘Aden’

Location

All Saints Church, Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England

Transcript

'IN LOVING MEMORY OF / EUSTACE CARDEN / CHIEF OFFICER OF P & O S.S. "ADEN" / WHO WAS DROWNED IN A GALLANT ATTEMPT TO / RECOVER THE LIFE-BOAT WHEN THE / 'ADEN' WAS WRECKED OFF SOCOTRA, / 9TH JUNE 1897, AGED 33 / "OUT OF THE DEEP HAVE I CALLED / UNTO THEE, LORD HEAR MY VOICE"

Details

Type: Wall plaque
Position: East end of south aisle
Materials: Brass
Vessel: SS Aden

People

Carden, Eustace
Age: 33
Date of Death: 9/6/1897
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Chief Officer
Organisation: P & O Line

Extra

Notes: Motto: FIDE ET AMORE.

Borough Cemetery, Harwich, Essex, England

Gravestone in Borough Cemetery, Harwich, commemorating Radford Rayment d. 1907

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Location

Borough Cemetery, Harwich, Essex, England

Transcript

'In Ever Loving Memory of / my dear son / RADFORD JOHN RAYMENT, / WHO DIED FEBRUARY 13TH 1930, / AGED 38 YEARS. / At Rest. / ALSO / RADFORD RAYMENT, / FATHER OF THE ABOVE WHO LOST / HIS LIFE IN THE WRECK OF THE / S.S. BERLIN OFF THE HOOK OF / HOLLAND FEBRUARY 21ST 1907, / AGED 42 YEARS. / INTERRED AT SGRAVENZANDE. / In the midst of life we are in death / ALSO HERBERT FRANCIS STOCKWELL / AGED 64 YEARS / ROSE ALICE STOCKWELL / AGED 67 YEARS / JOHN WILLIAM COULSON / AGED 44 YEARS / ALICE JESSE COULSON / AGED 45 YEARS / JACK RAYMENT COULSON / AGED 14 YEARS. / WHO LOST THEIR LIVES THROUGH ENEMY ACTION / APRIL19TH 1941 'PEACEFULLY RESTING''

Details

Description: The stone has a semi-circular arched top and lead filled letters.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Marble
Vessel: SS Berlin

People

Rayment, Radford
Age: 42
Date of Death: 21/2/1907
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:

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Christchurch Priory, Christchurch, Dorset, England

Monument in Christchurch, Dorset, commemorating the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley d. 1822

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Location

Christchurch Priory, Christchurch, Dorset, England

Transcript

'TO THE MEMORY OF / PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY/BORN AT FIELD PLACE IN THE COUNTY OF SUSSEX AUGUST 4TH 1792 / DROWNED BY THE UPSETTING OF HIS BOAT IN THE GULF OF SPEZZIA JULY 8TH 1822 / HIS ASHES ARE INTERRED IN THE PROTESTANT BURIAL GROUND AT ROME / ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF / MARY WOLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY HIS WIDOW. BORN AUGUST 30 1797 DIED FEBRUARY 1 1851 / HER REMAINS ARE INTERRED TOGETHER WITH THOSE OF HER FATHER WILLIAM GODWIN / AND HER MOTHER MARY WOLSTONECRAFT GODWIN / IN THE CHURCHYARD AT BOURNEMOUTH / HE HAS OUT-SOARED THE SHADOW OF OUR NIGHT / ENVY AND CALUMNY AND HATE AND PAIN / AND THAT UNREST WHICH MEN MISCALL DELIGHT, / CAN TOUCH HIM NOT AND TORTURE NOT AGAIN / FROM THE CONTAGION OF THE WORLD'S SLOW STAIN / HE IS SECURE, AND NOW CAN NEVER TURN / A HEART GROWN COLD, A HEAD GROWN GREY IN VAIN / NOR WHEN THE SPIRITS SELF HAS CEASED TO BURN / WITH SPARKLESS ASHES LOAD AN UNLAMENTED URN'

Details

Description: On a rocky beach, the reclining body of the dead poet clad in trousers, is supported in the lap of his wife Mary. The bow of his boat is shown to the right. The inscription below.


Type: Monument
Position: Under the tower
Materials: Marble
Date Erected: 1854
Artists: H. Weekes
Vessel: Don Juan

People

Shelley, Percy Bysshe
Age:
Date of Death: 8/7/1822
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Poet
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Poet, drowned in yachting accident. Monument originally intended for St Peter Bournemouth where his heart is buried. The memorial was originally surrounded by railings, now removed.
Bibliography: Dr Garnet 'The Shelley Monuments', 'Illustrated London News' (May 21, 1892) p. 627; Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd 'Buildings of England: Hampshire and Isle of Wight' (London, 1996).

St Hilary's Church, Wallasey, Merseyside, England

Gravestone at St Hilary’s Church, Wallasey commemorating Henry Rowles d. 1879 and Harford Giles Hargreaves d. 1881 in the loss of SS ‘Rathmore’

Location

St Hilary's Church, Wallasey, Merseyside, England

Transcript

'Captain Henry Rowles, killed on S.S. 'Rathmore' in a gale off Cape Henry, 1879. Harford Giles Hargreaves (stepson), aged 21, 3rd Officer, S.S. 'Rathmore', which foundered at sea, 1881'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: SS Rathmore

People

Hargreaves, Harford Giles
Age:
Date of Death: 1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 3rd Officer
Organisation: William Johnson & Co
Rowles, Henry
Age:
Date of Death: 1879
Cause of Death: Maritime Accident
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: William Johnson & Co

Extra

Notes: SS 'Rathmore' foundered 1880 on a voyage from Cardiff to Bombay with coal with a loss of 32 lives. Owners: William Johnson & Co.

Holy Trinity Church, Northwood, London, England

Plaque at Holy Trinity Church, Northwood, London commemorating Cuthbert Alexander Hill d. 1916 in the Battle of Jutland

Location

Holy Trinity Church, Northwood, London, England

Transcript

'To/the loved Memory of Mark Carr Hill, / Lieut. 6th Batt. Leicestershire Regt. / who Fell in Action in the Battle of the Somme / on July 14th 1916, aged 22. / Also of / Cuthbert Alexander Hill, / Midshipman, H.M.S. Invincible, / Killed at the Battle of Jutland, May 31st 1916, aged 18. / Dearly loved Sons of / Alexander and May Hill. / 'I thank my God upon every remembrance of You.'/Philip.1.3.'

Details

Type: Plaque
Position: South wall
Materials: Brass, wood
Artists: Maile & Son
Vessel: HMS Invincible

Event

Battle of Jutland

Event Date

1916

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Hill, Cuthbert Alexander
Age: 22
Date of Death: 31/5/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: DOSSIER.

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Memorial at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool commemorating James Stevenson and other members of his family d. 1867 in the loss of the ‘Golconda’ and his son James Edmonds Stevenson  d. 1876

Location

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Transcript

'In affectionate memory of JAMES STEVENSON, Master Mariner, aged 39 years, and his wife Jane, aged 32 years, also their two daughters Helena Maude and Ethel Hogan, all lost in the ship GOLCONDA, May 1867. JAMES EDMONDS, son of the above, lost overboard from the ship VISCOUNT, 15 Sept. 1876'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: H519
Vessel: Golconda, Viscount

People

Stevenson, James
Age: 39
Date of Death: 5/1867
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master mariner
Organisation:
Stevenson, Jane
Age: 32
Date of Death: 5/1867
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Stevenson, Helena Maude
Age:
Date of Death: 5/1867
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Stevenson, Ethel Hogan
Age:
Date of Death: 5/1867
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Stevenson, James Edmonds
Age:
Date of Death: 15/9/1876
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool, England

Memorial at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool commemorating Jessie Eliza Bryan Vass d. 1905 in the wreck of the ‘Hilda’

Location

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool, England

Transcript

'In affectionate remembrance of Andrew Vass, who died August 12th 1881, aged 43 years. Also Jessie Eliza Bryan Vass, daughter of the above Andrew Vass, who was drowned in the wreck of the 'Hilda', 19th. November 1905, aged 35 years'

Details

Position: E650
Vessel: Hilda

People

Vass, Jessie Eliza Bryan
Age: 35
Date of Death: 19/11/1905
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: 'Hilda' a passenger vessel owned by the London and South Western Railway wrecked outside St Malo harbour with the loss of 125 lives.