Category Archives: Vessel Loss

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Memorial at Toxteth Park Cemetery,  Liverpool to Captain William Allan d. 1871 in the loss of the ‘Precursor’

Location

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Transcript

'In loving memory of Captain William Allan, who was lost at sea in the ship 'Precursor', about the 5th April, 1871 aged 49 years...'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: E123
Vessel: Precursor

People

Allan, William
Age: 49
Date of Death: 5/4/1871
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

Extra

Recorder: Martin Davies.

St Cattwg's Church, Port Eynon, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Gravestone in St Cattwg’s Church, Port Eynon, Wales dedicated to those lost in the SS ‘Agnes Jack’, which foundered in 1883.

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Location

St Cattwg's Church, Port Eynon, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Transcript

'And the sea gave up the dead. Sacred To the memory of the eighteen mariners who perished in the wreck of the S.S. "Agnes Jack" of the Bacon Line on Port Eynon Point, Jan 27th 1883 within sight of a large number of people on the shore who were powerless to render any aid. Jno. Jones, Master, W.G. Watkins, Chief Officer, Wm. Waben, 2nd [officer] W. Morrison, Chief Engineer, J. Dowse, 2nd [engineer] D. Williams, W. Johnson, G. Cook, J. Yeo, Jas. Jones, R. Roberts, J. Williams, W. Smith, J. Owen, G. George, A. Hill, J. Finn, Phillip Beynon, Pilot. Oh! had there been a lifeboat there, To breast the stormy main, These men might not have perished thus, Imploring help in vain. C.B.'

Details

Description: Plain slate headstone.


Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Slate
Vessel: Agnes Jack

People

Beynon, Phillip
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Pilot
Organisation:
Cook, G.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Dowse, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Engineer
Organisation:
Finn, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
George, G.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Hill, A.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Johnson, W.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Jones, James
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Jones, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:
Morrison, W.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Chief engineer
Organisation:
Owen, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Roberts, R.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Smith, W.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Waben, William
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Officer
Organisation:
Watkins, W.G.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Chief Officer
Organisation:
Williams, D.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Williams, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Yeo, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:

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Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, London, England

Wall tablet at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich commemorating naval officers who were former pupils of the  Royal Naval School and who died on active service during the Crimea War

Location

Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, London, England

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / THE UNDERMENTIONED OFFICERS, FORMERLY PUPILS OF / The Royal Naval School, / WHO FELL NOBLY SERVING THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE RUSSIAN WAR. / LIEUT. E. W. M. CARRINGTON R.N. / KILLED AT GAMLA KARLEBY 7TH JUNE 1854. / CAPTAIN EDWIN RICHARDS, / H.M. 41ST REGIMENT / KILLED AT THE HEAD OF HIS COMPANY, / AT THE BATTLE OF INKERMANN, 5TH NOVEMBER 1854 / R. O. LEWIS ESQRE. R.N. / MASTER OF H.M. TRANSPORT 'RESOLUTE' / LOST IN THE STORM OFF BALACLAVA, 14TH NOVEMBER 1854. / RICHARD MORRIS ESQRE R.N. MATE OF H.M.S. 'WASP' / DIED OF CHOLERA BEFORE SEBASTOPOL, 23RD NOVEMBER 1854. / SIDNEY SMITH BOXER ESQRE / ASSISTANT SECRETARY TO REAR ADMIRAL BOXER / DIED OF CHOLERA AT BALACLAVA, 1ST JUNE 1855. / IN REMEMBRANCE AND APPRECIATION OF / THEIR GALLANT AND MERITORIOUS SERVICES / A FEW FORMER PUPILS AND FRIENDS OF THE INSTITUTION / HAVE ERECTED THIS MONUMENT / HONOR VIRTUTIS COMES / "WE BEING MANY, ARE ONE BODY IN CHRIST / AND EVERY ONE MEMBERS ONE OF ANOTHER" ROMANS XII-5'

Details

Type: Wall tablet
Materials: White marble
Artists: E. J. Physick
Vessel: HM Transport Resolute, HMS Wasp

Event

Crimea War

Event Date

1853-1856

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Asia

People

Boxer, Sidney Smith
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1855
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Assistant Secretary
Organisation:
Carrington, E. W. M.
Age:
Date of Death: 7/6/1854
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Lewis, R. O.
Age:
Date of Death: 15/11/1854
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Morris, Richard
Age:
Date of Death: 23/11/1854
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Mate RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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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.

St Trillo's Church, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Wales

Gravestone at St Trillo’s Church, Colwyn Bay commemorating Harold Godfrey Lowe RNR d. 1944, ‘Titanic’ survivor

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Location

St Trillo's Church, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Wales

Transcript

'IN LOVING MEMORY / OF MY / DEVOTED HUSBAND / HAROLD GODFREY LOWE / COM. R.D. R.N.R. / WHO PASSED AWAY / MAY 12TH 1944 / AGED 61 YEARS. / I THANK MY GOD UPON / EVERY REMEMBRANCE / OF YOU. PHIL. 1.3.'

Details

Description: Book-shaped gravestone with lead letters. The left hand leaf commemorates his wife and daughter Ellen Marian Lowe d.1947 and daughter Florence Edge Lowe d. 1996.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Granite
Vessel: Titanic

People

Lowe, Harold Godfrey
Age: 61
Date of Death: 12/5/1944
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Commander
Organisation: Royal Naval Reserve

Extra

Notes: 5th Officer on 'Titanic'

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.