Category Archives: Vessel Loss

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating John Hector Young d. 1939

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'John Hector Young R.N. aged 20 Lost in H.M. Destroyer 'Duchess', 13 Dec 1939'.

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: HMS Duchess

People

Young, John Hector
Age: 20
Date of Death: 13/12/1939
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: HMS 'Duchess' sunk after collision with HMS 'Barham'.
Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Memorial in the Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire commemorating Thomas Mostyn Field d. 1916

Location

Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Transcript

' ...in loving memory of John Bosanquet Field, Captain Royal Navy, and of Celia his wife, at rest in this Churchyard. Also of Thomas Mostyn Field, aged 16, midshipman, H.M.S Queen Mary, sunk at the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916, the only son of Admiral Sir Mostyn Field K.C.B., F.R.S. and Lady Field'

Details

Type: Porch doors
Position: Porch
Vessel: HMS Queen Mary

Event

Battle of Jutland,

Event Date

1916

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Field, Thomas Mostyn
Age: 16
Date of Death: 31/5/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: P. Clissold 'Ships and Monuments in the Solent Area', 'Mariner's Mirror' vol. 58, p. 214 (Greenwich, 1972).

Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London, England

Memorial at Kensal Green Cemetery, London commemorating William Charles Gatton Naish d. 1914

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Location

Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London, England

Transcript

'IN / LOVING / MEMORY / OF / WILLIAM NAISH / WHO DIED 14th NOV 1892 / AGED 53 / ALSO / GEORGE HENRY NAISH WHO DIED 21st DEC 1911 / AGED 25 / ALSO / WILLIAM CHARLES GATTON NAISH / WHO WAS LOST AT SEA 2nd SEPT 1914 / AGED 34 / UNTIL THAT HAPPY EASTER MORNING.'

Details

Description: Headstone with a rounded top, the grave has curbs and green glass chips.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Section 61
Vessel: HMS Hogue

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Naish, William Charles Gatton
Age: 34
Date of Death: 22/9/1914
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: RN

Extra

Notes: HMS 'Hogue' was sunk by 'U9' in the North Sea 22nd October 1914.

All Saints Church, Beckingham, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England

Memorial at All Saints Church, Beckingham, Lincolnshire commemorating Mrs Margaret Parkinson d. 1904. She was a surviver of the ‘Birkenhead’

Location

All Saints Church, Beckingham, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY / of / MRS MARION PARKINSON / a survivor of the troopship / BIRKENHEAD / wrecked off the Cape / 26th Feby 1852 / under circumstances which / evoked the admiration of / all countries. / She was the daughter of / Drum-Major John R Darkin / of the Queen's Regt. / and died on 17th November 1904. Erected by the Officers and all Ranks / Ist Bn the Queen's Regt.'

Details

Vessel: Birkenhead

People

Parkinson, Marion
Age:
Date of Death: 17/11/1904
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: David Bevan 'Drums of the Birkenhead' (New Maldon, 1972) p. 142.

Cemetery, Padstow, Cornwall, England

Monument dedicated to those lost when the lifeboat ‘James Stevens’ capsized in 1900.

Location

Cemetery, Padstow, Cornwall, England

Details

Type: Monument
Materials: Granite
Vessel: James Stevens, Peace & Plenty

People

Bate, John
Age:
Date of Death: 11/4/1900
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Deckhand
Organisation: RNLI
East, Sidney
Age:
Date of Death: 11/4/1900
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fireman
Organisation: RNLI
Grubb, David
Age:
Date of Death: 11/4/1900
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboat coxswain
Organisation: RNLI
Grubb, James
Age:
Date of Death: 11/4/1900
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Deckhand
Organisation: RNLI
Kane, Edward
Age:
Date of Death: 11/4/1900
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Deckhand
Organisation: RNLI
Martin, John
Age:
Date of Death: 11/4/1900
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Chief Engineer
Organisation: RNLI
Old, James
Age:
Date of Death: 11/4/1900
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Engineer
Organisation: RNLI
Stephens, Joseph
Age:
Date of Death: 11/4/1900
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fireman
Organisation: RNLI

Extra

Notes: The lifeboat 'James Stevens' capsized while attempting to rescue the crew of the 'Peace & Plenty'of Lowestoft.
Bibliography: Sheila Bird 'Mayday: preserving life from shipwreck off Cornwall'(Bradford, 1991)

Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England

Memorial in Winchester Cathedral commemorating  Lieutenant William Carmichael Forrest RN and other officers  of HMS ‘Doterel’ lost 1881

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Location

Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF / WILLIAM CARMICHAEL FORREST / 1ST LIEUT H.M.S. DOTEREL / SON OF/CAPTAIN FORREST / CHIEF CONSTABLE OF THIS COUNTY AND SELINA HIS WIFE / WHO LOST HIS LIFE BY THE ACCIDENTAL / EXPLOSION OF THE SHIP'S MAGAZINE / AND CONSEQUENT FOUNDERING OF THE SHIP / OFF SANDY POINT IN THE STRAITS OF MAGELLAN / ON THE 26TH DAY OF APRIL 1881 / HIS BODY WAS RECOVERED / AND BURIED IN THE CEMETERY AT / SANDY POINT ON THE 4TH DAY OF JULY' [Above on rock] 'MODEL OF MEMORIAL IN CEMETERY AT SANDY POINT' [On cross] 'In Memory / of the/OFFICERS / and / SHIP'S COMPANY / of / H.M.S. DOTEREL / blown up at / Sandy Point / 26 April 1881 / Erected by / H.M.S. Turquoise / July 1st 1881 / OFFICERS / W. Forrest: Lieut / A.R. Creagh: Nav Lieut / Septs Evans: Staff Surgeon / W. Reid: Chief Engr / Ord: Engr: Chas Irving / Jerh Driscoll: Gunr / W.M. Tailor: Boatsn'

Details

Description: In a gothic archtectural surround. Two seamen in relief flanking the inscription, a cross standing on a plinth represented above it.
Type: Wall monument
Position: South aisle
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HMS Doterel

People

Forrest, William Carmichael
Age:
Date of Death: 26/4/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Creagh, A.R.
Age:
Date of Death: 26/4/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Navigating Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Evans, S
Age:
Date of Death: 26/4/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Staff Surgeon
Organisation: Royal Navy
Reid, W.
Age:
Date of Death: 26/4/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Chief Engineer
Organisation: Royal Navy
Irving, Charles
Age:
Date of Death: 26/4/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Engineer
Organisation: Royal Navy
Driscoll, J
Age:
Date of Death: 26/4/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Gunner
Organisation: Royal Navy
Tailor, W.M.
Age:
Date of Death: 26/4/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Boatswain
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: David Saunders 'Maritime Memorials & Mementoes' (Yeovil, 1996) p.129; 'Mariner's Mirror' p. 58 'Ships and Monuments in the Solent Area' p. 212.

Charlton Cemetery, Charlton, London, England

Memorial at Charlton Cemetery, London commemorating Frank Miles d. 1912 in the loss of ‘Titanic’

Location

Charlton Cemetery, Charlton, London, England

Details

Vessel: RMS Titanic

People

Miles, Frank
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Hugh Meller 'London cemeteries: an illustrated guide and gazeteer' (Amersham, 1981) p. 100.

St Mary's Church, Gosforth, Cumbria, England

Plaque in St Mary’s Church, Gosforth, Cumbria commemorating Lieutenant-Commander Austin Noel Rees Keene d. 1940 in the loss of HMS ‘Glorious’

Location

St Mary's Church, Gosforth, Cumbria, England

Transcript

'TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF / LT-COMMANDER AUSTIN NOEL REES KEENE / ROYAL NAVY / WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR KING AND COUNTRY / H.M.S. GLORIOUS JUNE 1940'

Details

Description: With naval crown above the inscription, roses at the corners.
Type: Plaque
Position: Interior
Materials: Wood
Vessel: HMS Glorious

Event Category

1939-1945 Second World War

People

Keene, Austin Noel Rees
Age: 17
Date of Death: 8/6/1940
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant Commander RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: HMS 'Glorious' sunk by 'Scharnhorst' and 'Gneisenau'.
Bibliography: David Saunders 'Maritime Memorials & Mementoes' (Yeovil, 1996), p. 51.

All Saints Church, Malborough, Devon, England

Memorial in All Saints Church, Malborough, Devon commemorating Lieutenant John Kelly RN d. 1802

Location

All Saints Church, Malborough, Devon, England

Details

People

Kelly, John
Age:
Date of Death: 3/9/1802
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Lieut RN, wrecked off nearby coast.
Bibliography: David Saunders 'Maritime Memorials & Mementoes' (Yeovil, 1996) p. 84.

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Jeremiah Vincent d. 1891

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Jeremiah Vincent aged 46 Lost in the Smack 'Glance' in the North Sea January 1891'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Glance

People

Vincent, Jeremiah
Age: 46
Date of Death: 1/1891
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

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