Category Archives: Vessel Loss

All Hallows by the Tower, Tower Hill, London, England

Memorial at All Hallows by the Tower, London to four sea scouts drowned off Gravesend in 1913

Location

All Hallows by the Tower, Tower Hill, London, England

Transcript

'To the Memory of / R.S. CORNALL / C.H. WITT / R.M. PURNELL / H.W. RENDELL / drowned off Gravesend / October 25 1913 / Daily Mirror's Own Troop / Sea Scouts'

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Type: Plaque
Materials: Bronze
Vessel: Mirror

People

Cornall, R. S.
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Date of Death: 25/10/1913
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Sea Scout
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Purnell, R. M.
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Date of Death: 25/10/1913
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Sea Scout
Organisation:
Rendell, H. W.
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Date of Death: 25/10/1913
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Sea Scout
Organisation:
Witt, C. H.
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Date of Death: 25/10/1913
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Sea Scout
Organisation:

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Notes: 'Mirror' a seagoing yacht donated by the 'Daily Mirror' was sunk following a collision with the steamer 'Hogarth'

St Margaret's Church, Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England

Memorial at St Margaret’s Church, Wolstanton commemorating Thomas Walker d. 1887

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St Margaret's Church, Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England

Transcript

'He sleeps serene and safe from tempest and from billow. In loving memory of Thomas third son of John and Anna Walker of Wolstanton, who was lost at sea December 1887 Aged 24 years. Thy way is in the sea and thy path in the great waters'

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St Paulinus Church, Paul, Cornwall, England

Memorial in Paul, Cornwall dedicated to Henry Wright d. 1855

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St Paulinus Church, Paul, Cornwall, England

Transcript

'HENRY WRIGHT of Mousehole, master mariner who departed this life May 23rd 1874 aged 73 years. Also Rebecca his wife who died Dec 16th 1877 aged 74 years. Also of Richard Treeve son of the above who died Oct 23rd 1847 aged 21 years. Also of Henry Wright son of the above who was drowned with five others by the loss of the Brig ICARUS on the coast of Spain, Feb 4th 1855 aged 19 years. This stone erected by J H Wright sole surviving son as a tribute to his affection'

Details

Vessel: Icarus

People

Wright, Henry
Age: 73
Date of Death: 23/5/1874
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master mariner
Organisation:
Wright, Henry
Age: 19
Date of Death: 4/2/1855
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
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Notes: The Times' Sat Feb 17th 1855 page 9 'Ship News CADIZ Feb 6th. The Icarus of Liverpool from Cardiff for Gibraltar was driven on shore during a severe gale at SSW on the night of the 4th inst. Master and 3 men saved. Master's wife and five men drowned. The gale continues with a tremendous sea running and it is feared both vessel and cargo will be totally lost.'
Bibliography: 'Lloyd's List' (16th Feb 1855).

Candie Cemetery, Upland Road, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Headstone at Candie Cemetery, Upland Road, Guernsey commemorating Wilfred Douglas Cochrane d. 1916 in the Battle of Jutland

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Candie Cemetery, Upland Road, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Transcript

'Also of Wilfred Douglas Cochrane son of the above who lost his life on H.M.S. Black Prince in the naval battle off Jutland on the 31st May 1916 He has gone to his last commission To that beautiful ship called rest and now he is gently sleeping safe in his Saviours breast'

Details

Type: Headstone
Vessel: HMS Black Prince

Event

Battle of Jutland

Event Date

1916

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Cochrane, Wilfred Douglas
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Date of Death: 31/5/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy

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Church of St Thomas A Becket, Warblington, Hampshire, England

Headstone at the Church of St Thomas A Becket, Warblington, commemorating William Payne d. 1819

Location

Church of St Thomas A Becket, Warblington, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'Sacred / To the Memory of / WILLIAM PAYNE / and EDWARD his Son / who was Unfortunately Lost / going from Liverpool / to Waterford / in a Violent Gale of Wind / on the 30th day of August 1819 / aged 49 Years / EDWARD aged 16 Years / Also of Four Children / who died in their Infancy'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Limestone

People

Payne, William
Age: 49
Date of Death: 30/8/1819
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation:
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Notes: DOSSIER. Sketch.

St Cattwg's Church, Port Eynon, Swansea, Wales

Headstone at St Cattwg’s Church, Port Eynon, Swansea commemorating Thomas Morgan d. 1918 in the loss of HMS ‘Scott’

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Location

St Cattwg's Church, Port Eynon, Swansea, Wales

Transcript

In Loving Memory of CATHERINE SARAH the beloved daughter of THOMAS & JANE MORGAN of this parish who died August 13th 1914 aged 30 years. Also of THOMAS MORGAN A.B., R.N.V.R. Who lost his life on board H.M.S. Scott in the North Sea August 15th 1918 aged 22 years. Greater love hath no man than this Also the above JANE MORGAN wife of THOMAS MORGAN Moor Corner in this parish who died Sept 24th 1929 aged 72 years.

Details

Description: Large family headstone, carved ivy surrounding the inscription.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: HMS Scott

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Morgan, Thomas
Age: 22
Date of Death: 15/8/1918
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

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Notes: HMS 'Scott' sunk in the North Sea, possibly by UC-17.

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’

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Abbey Church, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England

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'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
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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).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

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

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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).

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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