Category Archives: Vessel Loss

St Sampson's Church, St Sampson's, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Gravestone at Church of St Marguerite de la Foret, Forest, Guernsey commemorating Thomas Richard Joint d. 1889 in the loss of the ‘Lena’

Location

St Sampson's Church, St Sampson's, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Transcript

'In loving memory of Thomas Richard son of Thomas and Lavinia Joint who was drowned on board the schooner 'Lena' by a collision in the River Thames on the 20th March 1889'

Details

Type: Memorial
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Portland stone
Vessel: Lena

People

Joint, Thomas Richard
Age:
Date of Death: 20/3/1889
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: David Kreckeler 'Nineteenth Century Monumental Memorials in Guernsey and their history of nautical interest' (typescript).

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool, England

Memorial at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool commemorating Thomas Hamilton D. Woodward d. 1873 in the wreck of the SS ‘Atlantic’

Location

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool, England

Transcript

'In memory of ERNEST WASHINGTON, son of Thomas and Mary WOODWARD, who departed this life February 18th. 1864, aged 12 months. Also THOMAS HAMILTON D. WOODWARD, brother of the above, who lost his life in the wreck of the 'S.S. ATLANTIC', April 1st. 1873, aged 16 years, interred at Halifax N.S.'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: Headstone R871
Vessel: SS Atlantic

People

Woodward, Thomas Hamilton D.
Age: 16
Date of Death: 1/4/1873
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Church of St Peter-in-Chains, Pennal, Gwynedd, Wales

Memorial in the Church of St Peter-in-Chains, Pennal, Gwynedd commemorating Commander Edmund Wybergh Thruston RN d. 1941 in the loss of HMAS ‘Sydney’

Location

Church of St Peter-in-Chains, Pennal, Gwynedd, Wales

Transcript

'Commander Edmund Wybergh Thruston D.S.C., Royal Navy, elder son of Edmund Heathcote and Lucy Thruston of Pennal Tower. Born Dec. 1903. Married Nina Nisbet Jan. 20 1940. While Second in Command of HMS Sydney, he was lost with all hands in her after a successful engagement with the enemy off Western Australia Nov. 20th 1941 aged 37 years'

Details

Vessel: HMAS Sydney

People

Thruston, Edmund Wybergh
Age: 37
Date of Death: 20/11/1941
Cause of Death: War Casualty
Rank / Occupation: Commander RN
Organisation: Royal Australian Navy

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Slanes Church, Slanes, County Down, Northern Ireland

Memorial at Slanes Church, Slanes, County Down, Northern Ireland commemorating Joseph Erving, d. 1810 in the loss of the ‘Mally’

Location

Slanes Church, Slanes, County Down, Northern Ireland

Details

Vessel: Mally

People

Erving, Joseph
Age: 16
Date of Death: 24/3/1810
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Notes: Crew member of 'Mally' of Workington, drowned in her wreck on Kirkestown spit.

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Memorial at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool commemorating Captain Charles William Lees d. 1891 in the loss of the ‘Utopia’

Location

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of Emma Isabella Humble Leighton, died November 6th 1857, aged 9 years. Also Mary Leighton, Mother of the above, who died 28 Sept. 1872, aged 66. Also Elizabeth Lees, daughter of the above, born 14 November 1846, died 13 April 1876. Also Robert Gibson Leighton, Second son of William Leighton and the above Mary Leighton, born 7th October 1842, died 24th. April 1879, on board the S.S. 'AFRICA', on his way home from Lagos to Liverpool, and was on the same day buried at sea off Whydah. Also Captain CHARLES WILLIAM LEES (Second Officer), grandson of Captain William Humble Leighton,of this port,born 2nd April 1861 lost in Gibraltar Bay through the foundering of S.S. 'UTOPIA' 17 March 1891'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: H481
Vessel: SS Africa, SS Utopia

People

Lees, Charles William
Age: 29
Date of Death: 17/3/1891
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Second Officer
Organisation: Anchor Line
Leighton, Robert Gibson
Age:
Date of Death: 24/4/1879
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Notes: SS 'Utopia' on a voyage from Trieste to New York carrying Italian emigrants when she sank after a collision with HMS 'Anson' off Gibraltar with the loss of 582 lives.

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Charles Barber d. 1884

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'CHARLES BARBER aged 46 perished with his Smack 'Greyhound' in the Swin. Sept. 3 1884 and buried in his churchyard'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Greyhound

People

Barber, Charles
Age: 46
Date of Death: 3/9/1884
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

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

St Mary's Church, St Mary's Street, Southampton, England

Plaque at St Mary’s Church, Southampton commemorating the musicians of RMS ‘Titanic’ lost 1912

Location

St Mary's Church, St Mary's Street, Southampton, England

Transcript

'ERECTED / TO THE MEMORY OF / THAT HEROIC BAND OF MUSICIANS / OF THE S.S. TITANIC WHO, IN / THEIR LAST HOUR OF THIS MORTAL LIFE / BY THEIR SELF-SACRIFICING DEVOTION, / SOUGHT TO INSPIRE AND SUSTAIN IN / OTHERS THE ASSURANCE OF LIFE ETERNAL. APRIL 15TH 1912. / W. HARTLEY. / R. BRICOUX. F.C. CLARKE. / J.W. WOODWARD. G. KRINS. / P.C. TAYLOR. J. HUME. / W.T. BRAILEY / + / 'NEARER MY GOD TO THEE, / NEARER TO THEE / E'EN THOUGH IT BE A CROSS / THAT RAISETH ME; / STILL ALL MY SONG SHALL BE, / NEARER, MY GOD TO THEE, NEARER TO THEE' / "AND THE SEA GAVE UP THE DEAD / WHICH WERE IN IT"'

Details

Type: Wall plaque
Vessel: RMS Titanic

People

Bricoux, R.
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Bandsman
Organisation: White Star Line
Clarke, J. F.
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Bandsman
Organisation: White Star Line
Hartley, Wallace Henry
Age: 33
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Bandsman
Organisation: White Star Line
Hume, John Law
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Bandsman
Organisation: White Star Line
Krins, George
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Bandsman
Organisation:
Taylor, P. C.
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Bandsman
Organisation: White Star Line
Woodward, J. W.
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Bandsman
Organisation: White Star Line

Extra

Bibliography: Brian Ticehurst 'The Titanic, Southamptons Memorials' (Poole, 1987) (illustration).

St Mary's Church, Swinbrooke, Oxfordshire, England

Wall tablet at Church of St Mary’s Church, Swinbrooke commemorating  Lieutenant Walter Augustus Phillimore and the crew of HM submarine ‘P514’ lost 1942

Location

St Mary's Church, Swinbrooke, Oxfordshire, England

Transcript

'To the honoured memory of the officers and ship's company of HM Submarine P514 which was run down and sunk at 3am in a thick fog by an unwarned convoy off the coast of Newfoundland 21 June 1942 and especially of her commanding officer Lieut Walter Augustus Phillimore Royal Navy dearly beloved son of Charles Augustus and Alice Phillimore of the old farm in this parish in his 27th year. We thank God for his happy life and the happiness he gave. Quam delectis. The deck it was their field of fame, and ocean was their grave'

Details

Description: Carved with a gilded naval crown.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Naval wall
Vessel: P514

People

Phillimore, Walter Augustus
Age: 26
Date of Death: 21/6/1942
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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St Ann's Church, Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth, England

Bronze wall plaque at St Ann’s Church, Portsmouth Dockyard commemorating the officers and men who died in 1880 in the loss of HMS ‘Atalanta’

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Location

St Ann's Church, Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth, England

Transcript

'ATALANTA', 'OFFICERS AND CREW / WHO WERE LOST IN / H.M. SHIP "ATALANTA" TRAINING FRIGATE / ON HER PASSAGE FROM BERMUDA TO ENGLAND / EARLY IN 1880.'

Details

Description: HMS 'Atalanta' foundered after leaving Bermuda. The names of the officers, men, boys and royal marines lost are listed below.
Type: Wall plaque
Materials: Bronze
Vessel: HMA Atalanta

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating William Riddett d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'WILLIAM RIDDETT aged 46 Master of the the Smack 'Pride' lost in the North Sea Dec 12 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Pride

People

Riddett, William
Age: 46
Date of Death: 12/12/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

Extra

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