Category Archives: Vessel Loss

St Nicholas's Church, Harwich, Essex, England

Memorial at St Nicholas’s Church, Harwich, commemorating Captain William Hewett RN d. 1840

Location

St Nicholas's Church, Harwich, Essex, England

Transcript

'Captain William Hewett, Royal Navy, and the Officers and crew of Her Majesty's Ship Fairy who all perished off Southwold in the storm of 13 November 1840, while engaged in the survey of the North Sea. This tablet is erected by the officers and crew of HM Ship Shearwater appointed to complete that survey 1841'

Details

Vessel: HMS Fairy

People

Hewett, William
Age:
Date of Death: 13/11/1840
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Captain
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: HMS 'Fairy'. Brig Sloop. Built 25/4/1826. Survey vessel 1830.

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Edward Cook d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'EDWARD COOK aged 63 of Shotley Master of the smack 'Walter & Henry' lost in the North Sea Dec 12 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Walter and Henry

People

Cook, Edward
Age: 65
Date of Death: 12/12/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

Extra

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

Church of the Holy Spirit, Tallinn, Estonia

Location

Church of the Holy Spirit, Tallinn, Estonia

Transcript

'IN MEMORIAM / HM SUBMARINE E18 / 2nd June 1916 - Baltic Sea off Hiiumaa, Estonia / / EDWIN ALBERT TAYLOR BAGG, Chief Petty Officer / WILLIAM GEORGE BASS, Leading Seaman / FREDERICK CLACK, Petty Officer / DOUGLAS NOWELL COLSON DSC, Sub-Lieutenant RNR / PERCY DUFFIELD, Stoker 1st Class / CLEMENT HARRY EDWARDS, Leading Telegraphist / ERNEST ALFRED FOX, Stoker 1st Class / MAURICE HAROLD FULLER, Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class / GEORGE GABY, Telegraphist / JAMES KERR GALLOWAY, Engine Room Artificer RNR / CYRIL FRANCIS GODWARD, Able Seaman / THOMAS EDWIN GUEST, Leading Stoker / ROBERT CROSBY HALAHAN, Lieutenant-Commander RN/ ALBERT GEORGE HALL, Stoker 1st Class / HERBERT THOMAS HARRIS, Leading Stoker / CHARLES WILLIAM HOLLAND, Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class / CHARLES HUNT, Stoker 1st Class / WALTER LUKE LANDALE, Lieutenant RN / FRANK LADBROOKE MADDOX, Able Seaman / FYODOR NIKOLAEVICH MARKOVSKY, Chief Telegraphist Russian Navy / PERCY JAMES PETER NYE, Stoker 1st Class / IVAN YEFIMOVICH PANTYUKHOV, Signalman Russian Navy/ JAMES REUBEN PERCY, Leading Stoker / ARTHUR PERCY PHILLIPS, Leading Stoker / VASILIY MIKHAILOVICH POLYKARPOV, Lieutenant Russian Navy / WILLIAM GEORGE POWELL, Able Seaman / HORACE EDWARD PRITCHETT, Able Seaman / ERNEST WILLIAM RUAUX, Leading Seaman / SAMUEL ARTHUR SHEPPARD, Chief Petty Officer Stoker / WILLIAM CHADWICK SPENCER, Engine Room Artificer 1st Class / CHARLES WILLIAM TURRALL, Petty Officer/ SYDNEY AUGUSTUS WELSH, Able Seaman / FREDERICK CHARLES FRANCIS WHITE, Leading Seaman'

Details

Description: Engraved brass plate mounted on stone surround with silhouette of HM Submarine E18; details of date and position of sinking; list of the thirty British and three Russian officers and men who lost their lives; enamelled ensigns of Royal Navy (White Ensign) and Russian Navy (Cross of St Andrew).
Type: Plaque
Position: On wall of Chancel, to left of Altar.
Materials: Brass, stone mount
Artists: Meelis Pääbo, Priit Herodes.
Vessel: E18

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Bagg, Edwin Albert Taylor
Age: 38
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Chief Petty Officer
Organisation: Royal Navy
Bass, William George
Age: 34
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Leading Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Clack, Frederick
Age: 34
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Petty Officer
Organisation: Royal Navy
Colson, Douglas Nowell
Age: 24
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Sub-Lieutenant
Organisation: Royal Naval Reserve
Duffield, Percy
Age: 21
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Stoker 1st Class
Organisation: Royal Navy
Edwards, Clement Harry
Age: 22
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Leading Telegraphist
Organisation: Royal Navy
Fox, Ernest Alfred
Age: 24
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Stoker 1st Class
Organisation: Royal Navy
Fuller, Maurice Harold
Age: 27
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
Organisation: Royal Navy
Gaby, George
Age: 28
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Telegraphist
Organisation: Royal Navy
Galloway, James Kerr
Age: 28
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Engine Room Artificer
Organisation: Royal Naval Reserve
Godward, Cyril Francis
Age: 23
Date of Death: 2/6/ 1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Guest, Thomas Edward
Age: 25
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Leading Stoker
Organisation: Royal Navy
Halahan, Robert Crosby
Age: 31
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant-Commander RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hall, Albert George
Age: 22
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Stoker 1st Class
Organisation: Royal Navy
Harris, Herbert Thomas
Age: 32
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Leading Stoker
Organisation: Royal Navy
Holland, Charles William
Age: 26
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hunt, Charles
Age: 28
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Stoker 1st Class
Organisation: Royal Navy
Landale, Walter Luke
Age: 27
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Maddox, Frank Ladbrooke
Age: 29
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Markovsky, Fyodor Nikolaevich
Age:
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Chief Telegraphist
Organisation: Russian Navy
Nye, Percy James Peter
Age: 23
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Stoker 1st Class
Organisation: Royal Navy
Pantyukhov, Ivan Yefimovich
Age:
Date of Death: 2/16/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Signalman
Organisation: Russian Navy
Percy, James Reuben
Age: 28
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Leading Stoker
Organisation: Royal Navy
Phillips, Arthur Percy
Age: 33
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Leading Stoker
Organisation: Royal Navy
Polykarpov, Vasily Mikhailovich
Age:
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant
Organisation: Russian Navy
Powell, William George
Age: 45
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Pritchett, Horace Edward
Age: 23
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Ruaux, Ernest William
Age: 33
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Leading Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Sheppard, Samuel Arthur
Age: 35
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Chief Petty Officer Stoker
Organisation: Royal Navy
Spencer, William Chadwick
Age: 34
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Engine Room Artificer 1st Class
Organisation: Royal Navy
Turrall, Charles William
Age: 32
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Petty Officer
Organisation: Royal Navy
Welsh, Sydney Augustus
Age: 29
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
White, Frederick Charles Francis
Age: 23
Date of Death: 2/6/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Leading Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: E18 struck a mine and sank with all hands on 2nd June 1916. The wreck was discovered on 19th October 2009. This memorial was unveiled and dedicated at a Service of Remembrance for the crew of E18 on 30th May 2010.

St Nicholas Church, Bristol, England

Memorial dedicated to Harold Young d. 1940, in St Nicholas Church, Bristol.

Location

St Nicholas Church, Bristol, England

Transcript

'To the Glory of God and in loving memory of / Harold Young / a member of the crew of the / steamship Cato / who lost his life by enemy action in the / Bristol Channel on March 3rd 1940 / He brought them to the haven where they would be / psalm 107 / Erected by his loving wife Dorothy and his daughter Shirley'

Details

Type: Plaque
Position: Staircase
Materials: Brass
Vessel: Cato

Event

1939-1945 Second World War

Event Category

1939-1945 Second World War

People

Young, Harold
Age:
Date of Death: 3/3/1940
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Removed to St Nicholas from The Missions to Seamen Institute in 1981. 'Cato' a screw steamship built 1914 for the Bristol Steam Navigation Co. Mined off Barry, South Wales on the Bristol to Dublin route.
Bibliography: Josephine Teague 'The Missions to Seamen Church and Institute Bristol'.

St Mary's Church, St Marys, Isles of Scilly, England

Gravestone at St Mary’s Church, Isles of Scilly commemorating Charles John Mumford d. 1909

Location

St Mary's Church, St Marys, Isles of Scilly, England

Transcript

'In loving memory of Charles John Mumford / Who lost his life / at the wreck of/the S.S. Plymton / August 14th 1909 / Aged 32 years'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: SS Plympton

People

Mumford, Charled John
Age: 32
Date of Death: 14/8/1909
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Not drowned during the shipwreck but on board the wreck later.

Holy Trinity Old Church, Bothenhampton, Dorset, England

Gravestone at Holy Trinity Old Church, Bothenhampton, Dorset, commemorating Captain Robert Angel RN d. 1868

Location

Holy Trinity Old Church, Bothenhampton, Dorset, England

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of / Capt. Robert Angel / who departed this life / January 1868 / aged 69 years / In storm or tempest none more brave / than him who lies in this lone grave / while near him murmering on the shore / the sea he loves he hears no more / Also to the memory of / Alfred / son of the above / who drowned at sea / by the foundering of the ship / Queen of the East / off the Cape of Good Hope / in the 30th year of his age / Not here but in the dark blue sea / he sleeps the good the kind the free / we raise this tomb it shows how dear / he was to all who knew him here'

Details

Description: Carved with foul anchor and crossed flags.
Type: Gravestone
Materials: Stone

People

Angel, Robert
Age: 69
Date of Death: 1/1868
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

Extra

Recorder: MT Morton. 18/07/1981

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Thomas Tillett d. 1891

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'THOMAS TILLETT aged 45, Master of the Smack 'Glance' Lost in the North Sea January 1891'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Glance

People

Tillett, Thomas
Age: 45
Date of Death: 1/1891
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

Extra

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