Category Archives: Vessel Loss

Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, England

Memorial in Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire commemorating Joseph Longlands d. 1850 in the loss of the ‘Tycho Wing’

Location

Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, England

Transcript

'This tablet is erected by his sorrowing parents to record the melancholy death of Joseph, second son of Joseph and Martha Longlands / who was drowned from the wreck of the Tycho Wing on the coast of Cornwall on her return passage from GALATZ on the Danube. He died on the 14th of January 1850 in the 18th year of his age and his mortal remains rest in the churchyard of St KEVERN'

Details

Vessel: Tycho Wing

People

Longlands, Joseph
Age: 17
Date of Death: 14/1/1850
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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St Paul's Church, Ramsey, Isle of Man

Commemorative window at St Paul’s Church, Ramsey, Isle of Man dedicated to James Henry and Robert Christian d. 1885 in the loss of the ‘Margaret’

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Location

St Paul's Church, Ramsey, Isle of Man

Transcript

'TO THE GLORY OF GOD & IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAMES HENRY CHRISTIAN AGED 13 YEARS A CHORISTER OF THIS CHURCH WHO WITH HIS FATHER ROBERT CHRISTIAN MASTER & TWO OTHERS THE WHOLE OF THE CREW OF THE SCHOONER MARGARET OF THIS PORT WAS DROWNED BY THE FOUNDERING OF THEIR VESSEL IN A GALE OFF WORKINGTON CUMBERLAND ON THE NIGHT OF FRIDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 1885'

Details

Description: Stained glass window depicting Christ calming the storm.
Type: Window
Position: Nave
Vessel: Margaret

People

Christian, James Henry
Age: 13
Date of Death: 18/9/1885
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:
Christian, Robert
Age:
Date of Death: 18/9/1885
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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St Leonard's Church, Hythe, Kent, England

Plaque in St Leonard’s Church, Hythe, Kent commemorating Edward Pomeroy Colley, passenger on RMS ‘Titanic’, d. 1912

Location

St Leonard's Church, Hythe, Kent, England

Transcript

'In dear memory of Edward Pomeroy Colley / Born 15 April 1875 Entered into Eternal / Life 15 April 1912 through the sinking of / the Steamship "Titanic" / "Whosoever will loss his life for My Sake shall find it"

Details

Type: Plaque
Position: South side of Nave
Materials: Brass
Vessel: RMS ‘Titanic'

People

Colley, Edward Pomeroy
Age: 37
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Civil Engineer, 1st Class Passenger
Organisation: Unknown

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Notes: Drowned in loss of 'Titanic' foundered 15/4/1912.
Bibliography: Ramshaw, Marcus 'The Parish Church of St Leonard, Hythe, Kent' (Pitkin Guide)

Shanklin cemetery, Lake, Isle of Wight, England

Memorial in Shanklin cemetery, Lake, Isle of Wight, dedicated to the officers and men of HMS ‘Eurydice’ d. 1878

Location

Shanklin cemetery, Lake, Isle of Wight, England

Transcript

'TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE OFFICERS AND MEN / OF H.M.S. "EURYDICE" /
WHICH FOUNDERED OFF SHANKLIN / MARCH 24TH 1878 / SEVEN OF WHOM ARE BURIED HERE / ERECTED BY / PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTIONS / AND UNVEILED BY / LADY ISABEL ATHERLEY / JUNE 23RD 1880'

Details

Description: A rock with a draped anchor and gun above.
Type: Memorial
Vessel: HMS Eurydice

Extra

Bibliography: E.H. Verney 'The last four days of the Eurydice' (Portsmouth, 1879) pp. 58-63 (list of ship's company).

Maryport, Cumbria, England

Gravestone in Maryport, Cumbria dedicated to John Collins d.1831

Location

Maryport, Cumbria, England

Details

Type: Gravestone
Vessel: Experiment

People

Collins, John
Age:
Date of Death: 12/1831
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

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Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Memorial at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool  commemorating James Alexander McCubbin d. 1915 in the loss of the ‘Lusitania’

Location

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Transcript

'Also JAMES ALEXANDER McCUBBIN drowned by the sinking of the R.M.S. 'LUSITANIA' May 7th 1915, aged 62 years'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: A5
Vessel: RMS Lusitania

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

McCubbin, James Alexander
Age: 62
Date of Death: 7/5/1915
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Chief Purser
Organisation: Cunard Line

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Notes: 'Lusitania' torpedoed by 'U-20' off Irish Coast.

St George's Church, Deal, Kent, England

Gravestone at St George’s Church, Deal, Kent commemorating William Follett d. 1827 in the loss of the ‘Trephina’

Location

St George's Church, Deal, Kent, England

Transcript

'William Follett, wrecked on the Goodwin Sands on the night of the 11th Dec 1827 when he and five more were drowned'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Vessel: ‘Tryphina'

People

Follett, William
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 11/12/1827
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Unknown

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Notes: The Goodwin Sands is a sandbank around four miles offshore near Ramsgate, Kent. The ‘Trephina' was an British ship, wrecked with the loss of all but one crew member. The gravestone sighted 2003, behind Deal Maritime Museum where it had been taken for safekeeping.

Bibliography: John Laker 'History of Deal' (Deal 1917).

St Hilary's Church, Wallasey, Merseyside, England

Gravestone at St Hilary’s Church, Wallasey commemorating John McGregor d. 1878 in the collision between ‘Gem’ and ‘Bowfell’

Location

St Hilary's Church, Wallasey, Merseyside, England

Transcript

'John McGregor, drowned in the 'Gem' disaster, aged 36'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: Gem

People

McGregor, John B.
Age:
Date of Death: 26/11/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

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Bibliography: 'Liverpool Mercury' (28 Nov 1878). John McGregor was a bookkeeper.

Cliff top, Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia, Rest of the World

Gravestone at Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia commemorating members of the Carmichael family who died in the wreck of the ‘Loch Ard’ 1878

Location

Cliff top, Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia, Rest of the World

Transcript

'SHALL NOT THE JUDGE OF ALL THE EARTH DO RIGHT / SACRED / TO / THE MEMORY OF / MRS EVORY CARMICHAEL / AND MISS RABY CARMICHAEL / WHOSE BODIES LIE BENEATH / ALSO/IN REMEMBRANCE OF / DR EVORY CARMICHAEL / MISSES MARGARET AND ANNIE / CARMICHAEL / ALL OF WHOM WERE LOST IN THE CALAMITOUS WRECK / OF THE 'LOCH ARD' / SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST, 1878 / THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY / EVA AND WILLIAM CARMICHAEL / THE FORMER OF WHOM / WAS MOST MIRACULOUSLY PRESERVED / IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR DECEASED / PARENTS, ROTHERS AND SISTERS'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Materials: Stone
Date Erected: 1879
Vessel: Loch Ard

People

Carmichael, Evory
Age: 40
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation: Loch Line
Carmichael, Evory
Age: 45
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation: Loch Line
Carmichael, Rebecca
Age: 20
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation: Loch Line
Carmichael, Margaret
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation: Loch Line
Carmichael, Annie
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation: Loch Line
Carmichael, Evory
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation: Loch Line
Carmichael, Thomas
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation: Loch Line

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Notes: Stone moved and erected by William Carmichael. Dr Evory Carmichael was acting as ship's doctor in return for nominal sum and free accommodation.
Bibliography: D. E. Charlwood 'The wreck of the Loch Ard' (Sydney, 1971) p. 96.

St Mark's Church, Malew, Isle of Man

Gravestone at St Mark’s Church, Malew, Isle of Man commemorating Frederick  Craine d. 1896 in the loss of the schooner ‘J.W. Campbell’

Location

St Mark's Church, Malew, Isle of Man

Transcript

'In Loving Memory of / John CRAINE / Miner St Johns / who died 22nd April 1835 / Aged 57 years / Also FREDERICK / son of the above JOHN & CATHERINE CRAINE / He perished at sea with others / on the schooner J.W. Campbell / of Gloucester Mass. U.S. America / which was capsized in a squall and / sunk off Long Island on the 17th April 1896 / aged 39 years / Also of CATHERINE / wife of the above named JOHN CRAINE / who died 19th March 1916 / in the 89th year of her age.'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: J.W. Campbell

People

Craine, Frederick
Age: 39
Date of Death: 17/4/1896
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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