Category Archives: Vessel Loss

Borough Cemetery, Harwich, Essex, England

Gravestone at Borough Cemetery, Harwich, commemorating George Easter d. 1907

Location

Borough Cemetery, Harwich, Essex, England

Transcript

'IN LOVING MEMORY OF / GEORGE EASTER / WHO LOST HIS LIFE IN THE BERLIN DISASTER / AT THE HOOK OF HOLLAND / ON 21ST FEBRUARY 1907 / AGED 35 YEARS' [Top rim] 'BOAST NOT THYSELF OF TOMORROW FOR THOU KNOWEST NOT WHAT A DAY MAY BRING FORTH' [Panel] 'BRIEF WAS HIS CALL, SAD IS OUR LOT / BELOVED BY ALL, BY NONE FORGOT / IN PEACE HE SLEEPS BENEATH THE GROUND / AMONG GOD'S CHOSEN MAY HE BE FOUND'

Details

Description: Gothic style. Incised script and floral panel.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Area B
Materials: Red sandstone
Vessel: SS Berlin

People

Easter, George
Age: 35
Date of Death: 21/2/1907
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Great Eastern Railway

Extra

Notes: One of three graves, see also F.W. Mead and E.E. Salter.

Parish Church, St Ouen, Jersey, Channel Islands

Memorial at St Ouen to Edward D’Auvergne lost in ‘Royal George’ 1782

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Location

Parish Church, St Ouen, Jersey, Channel Islands

Transcript

'Ici a été inhume / ce qui fut mortel / de Ph; D`Auvergne (obit 18 Ap:1779, aet 49 / Et de Jeanne sa femme fille de Ed: Ricard / (obit 23 Sept.1803 aet 63). / Ce Marbre est consacrée a leur mémoire / par huit de leur Enfants. / Aussi a celle de Edouard leur second fils / qui perdit la vie aubord du Vaisseau / de Sa Majesté le Royal George, / le 29 Août 1782, âgé de 18 ans. / Et de Anne leur sixième & dernière fille / Femme D`Edmund Slade, de Chippenham / dans le Comté de Wilts / Elle mourout le 28 Avril 1808, aet 32. / Aussi Ph:D`Auvergne Ecr. Juré Justicier, / décédé le 12 Janvier 1838, aet 73/ Et D. Jeanne Gabourel, sa veuve, / décédé le 20 Novembre 1847, aet 73'

Details

Description: Urn in relief above inscription tablet which is flanked by pilasters.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: South Nave
Materials: Marble
Vessel: 'Royal George'

People

D`Auvergne, Edouard
Age: 18
Date of Death: 29/8/1782
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Lost in the sinking of 'Royal George' at Spithead.

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Frederick Greenland d. 1914

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Frederick J Greenland aged 33, lost with H.M.S. 'Hogue', Sept 22 1914'.

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: HMS Hogue

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Greenland, Frederick J.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 22/9/1914
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: HMS 'Hogue' sunk by 'U9' in North Sea.
Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

Toxteth cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Memorial at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool commemorating Captain Trevanion N. Hugo and Captain Robert  P. Hugo d. 1862

Location

Toxteth cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Transcript

'In memory of Captain Trevanion N. Hugo who died December 6th. 1862, aged 37 years. Also to commemorate the loss of CAPTAIN ROBERT P. HUGO, brother of the above, aged 32 years, who left Baltimore with his ship for England, February 21st. 1862. The record is finished in heaven'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: N514

People

Hugo, Trevanion N.
Age: 37
Date of Death: 6/12/1862
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:
Hugo, Robert P.
Age:
Date of Death: 21/2/1862
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Jacob Fance d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'JACOB FANCE aged 54 lost with his Barge 'Cyllene' off Beachey Head Jan 25 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Cyllene

People

Fance, Jacob
Age: 54
Date of Death: 25/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

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

Candie Cemetery, Upland Road, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Headstone at Candie Cemetery, Upland Road, Guernsey commemorating Albert Masterton d. 1891 in the loss of the ‘Junipores’ 1891

Location

Candie Cemetery, Upland Road, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Transcript

'Also in memory of Albert Masterton, son of the above who was lost at sea while on a voyage from Sunderland to Santos on board the Barque Junipores of Dundee November 1891 aged 37 years and 7 months'

Details

Type: Headstone
Vessel: Junipores

People

Masterton, Albert
Age: 37
Date of Death: 11/1891
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Church of St John the Baptist, Windlesham, Surrey, England

Wall plaque in Church of St John the Baptist, Windlesham, Surrey, commemorating Lieutenant Charles Vernon Strange RN d. 1878 in the loss of HMS ‘Eurydice’

Location

Church of St John the Baptist, Windlesham, Surrey, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF CHARLES VERNON STRANGE / LIEUT R.N. WHO WAS LOST IN H.M.S. EURYDICE OFF THE / ISLE OF WIGHT MARCH 24TH 1878 AGED 29 / "SO HE BRINGETH THEM UNTO THE HAVEN WHERE THEY WOULD BE'''

Details

Type: Wall plaque
Position: Between windows at west end
Materials: Brass
Vessel: HMS Eurydice

People

Strange, Charles Vernon
Age: 29
Date of Death: 24/3/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: E.H. Verney 'The last four days of the Eurydice' (Portsmouth, 1879) pp. 56-63 (list of ship's company).

St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Great Waltham, Essex, England

Monument at St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Great Waltham, Essex, commemorating Hugh Everard d. 1703

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Location

St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Great Waltham, Essex, England

Transcript

'This Monument, covers not the Ashes but perpetuates ye memory / of HUGH EVERARD, second son / to Sir HUGH EVERARD of Langleys, Bart. / A son tho' not born to ye Estate & Honr: of ye Family / Yet early inherited the Virtues and Bravery of it, / The glorys of whose infancy / Rais'd our just Hopes to expect wonders from his Manhood / For being not 13 years of Age, he left Felstead school / Sept: 22, 1700 & on ye 29th he went Reformade / Under Capt: Whitaker to convey King Wm: from Holland / Tho' then a Tempest arose whch destroyed many in his sight / Yet the undaunted Youth still had Glory in view. / The invitation of that, & ye Greatness of his soul / Lessen'd all the threatenings of Danger / Aug 15th, 1702, After several voyages & hardships endur'd by land & sea, / A Descent being made into Spain, / His choice and request put his courage upon action, / Being ye third yt landed, and ye Spaniard horse coming upon them, / The Commander fell by his hand, / And ye sword of the man of war grac'd the side of ye young stripling, / But now reader, / Turn thy triumphant song into mournful Dirges / For ye fatal 27th Nov: 1703, comes big wth tempest & ruin / (Such as former Ages never knew, & future will scarce Credit) / Wn our brave young man (having chang'd his ship in order for new Achievements) / And crew were swallowed up by the insatiable Goodwins. / Thus fell the Ages wonder. / After he had established a Reputation / That shall never dye.'

Details

Description: Urn on the cornice of an architectural setting; above the inscription table is a hand holding a drawn sword inscribed above: 'Virtutis Pretium' and a trumpet inscribed: 'Magna cano' (the worth of his bravery, I loudly sing) Below the gadroon edge is a relief of Everard's ship driven onto the Goodwin Sands by the storm. Inscribed below 'Spes nulla salutis' (no hope of safety).
Type: Monument
Position: South side of Nave
Materials: White marble
Vessel: Restoration

Event

Great Storm 1703

People

Everard, Hugh
Age:
Date of Death: 27/11/1703
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Bibliography: K.A. Esdaile 'English Church Monuments' (London, 1946) pp. 98-9.

Stokenham, Devon, England

Memorial in Stokenham, Devon commemorating William Irvine d. 1891 in the wreck of the barque ‘Dryad’

Location

Stokenham, Devon, England

Transcript

'William Irvine sailmaker, drowned in the wreck of the barque DRYAD off Start Point 10 March 1891 aged 55'

Details

Vessel: Dryad

People

Irvine, William
Age: 55
Date of Death: 10/3/1891
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Sailmaker
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Richard Larn 'Devon Shipwrecks' (Newton Abbot, 1974) p. 89.

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.