Category Archives: Vessel Loss

St Clement's Church, Hastings, East Sussex, England

Wall tablet at St Clement’s Church, Hastings commemorating Arthur William Ticehurst d. 1866 in the loss of the ‘London’

Location

St Clement's Church, Hastings, East Sussex, England

Transcript

'In memory of Arthur William eldest surviving son of Frederick Ticehurst Esq. Mayor of Hastings. He lost his life at sea in the 28th year of his age while engaged in the active and faithful performance of his duty being first officer of the merchant steam ship 'London' which foundered in the Bay of Biscay with 239 souls on board January 11th 1866. Thy way is in the sea and Thy path is in the great waters, Psalm LXX VII 19. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, Rev.XX.13. This tablet was erected by public subscription as an expression of respect for the early death of...'

Details

Description: Carved with gothic tracery.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Nave
Vessel: SS London

People

Ticehurst, Arthur William
Age: 27
Date of Death: 11/1/1866
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: First Officer
Organisation: Money Wigram & Sons

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Notes: SS 'London' foundered in the Bay of Biscay in bad weather, due to her cargo shifting. She was on a voyage from Gravesend to Melbourne.

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Alfred Death d. 1891

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'ALFRED DEATH aged 46 Lost in the Smack 'Glance' in the North Sea January 1891'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Glance

People

Death, Alfred
Age: 46
Date of Death: 1/1891
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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

Old cemetery, Southampton, England

Monument at Old Cemetery, Southampton commemorating those lost in the RMS  ‘Douro’ 1882

Location

Old cemetery, Southampton, England

Details

Type: Monument
Vessel: RMS Douro

Extra

Notes: Royal Mail steamship 'Douro' sank after collision with 'Yrurac Bat' 1/4/1882.
Bibliography: Robert Douch 'Monuments and Memorials in Southampton' (Southampton, 1968).

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, England

Memorial dedicated to Lieutenant Ralph Bertram Gray RN. Located in Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire. D. 1915

Location

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, England

Transcript

'RALPH, Bertram Gray (3rd son of Mary Anne RALPH) Acting Lieut R.N.R. born June 21 1889, lost with GOLIATH Dardanelles May 13 1915'

Details

Vessel: HMS Goliath

Event

Dardanelles Campaign

Event Date

1915

Event Category

1914 - 1918 First World War

People

Ralph, Bertram Gray
Age:
Date of Death: 13/5/1915
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Acting Lieutenant RNR
Organisation: Royal Naval Reserve

Extra

Notes: HMS 'Goliath', sunk 13/5/1915 by Turkish Torpedo boat during naval operations in the Dardanelles campaign 19th February - 18th March 1915.

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Memorial at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool commemorating Stanley Gordon Grant d. 1905, Frederick Henry Grant d. 1951 and Sydney Crossland Grant d. 1951

Location

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Transcript

'In loving memory of STANLEY GORDON GRANT (Stan), youngest son of Henry Robert and Mary Jane Grant, late 2nd. Officer of Barque 'AFGHANISTAN', drowned June 3rd. 1905 during collision with H.M.S. 'CAESAR' off Dungeness, aged 19 years. Also Mary Jane... Also Henry Robert... Also Frederick Henry, Master Mariner, son of the above died March 8th. 1951, aged 71 years. Also Sydney Crossland Grant, O.B.E., Master Mariner, son of the above, died June 6th. 1951, aged 67 years'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: 0-286
Vessel: Afghanistan

People

Grant, Stanley Gordon
Age: 19
Date of Death: 3/6/1905
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Officer
Organisation: Royal Navy
Grant, Frederick Henry
Age: 71
Date of Death: 8/3/1951
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master mariner
Organisation:
Grant, Sydney Crossland
Age: 67
Date of Death: 6/6/1951
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master mariner
Organisation:

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Charles Richard Button d. 1902

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Charles Richard Button Aged 66 Drowned through collision in Newhaven Harbour March 17 1902 Buried in Shoreham Cemetery'

Details

Type: Memorial tile

People

Button, Charles Richard
Age: 66
Date of Death: 17/3/1902
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Memorial at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool commemorating Ann Ross and her children who died in the wreck of the ‘Royal Charter’ 1859

Location

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Thomas Richardson, late of Flint, who departed this life November 18th. 1859, aged 59 years. Also ANN ROSS, daughter of the above, who with her two infant children, perished on board the 'ROYAL CHARTER', wrecked upon the Welsh coast, October 26th, 1859, aged 33 years'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: D293
Vessel: SS Royal Charter

People

Ross, Ann
Age: 33
Date of Death: 26/10/1859
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: 'Illustrated London News' 26 November 1859; 'Illustrated London News' (5 November 1869) p. 448; Bill Fevyer 'Joseph Rogers, seaman of the Royal Charter', 'The Lifesaving Awards Research Journal' no. 38, pp. 18-22 (Feb 2000).

Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

Memorial at Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough commemorating Thomas Herbert d. 1851

Location

Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

Transcript

'Thomas Herbert Died 12 February 1861, Betsy relict of the said Thomas Herbert. Married Dec. 2 1813. Died April 15 1865, aged 75 years. THOMAS son of the above. Born May 20 1819. Married Jan 11 1851. Sailed from Quebec Nov. 1 1851. Lost with his crew.'

Details

People

Herbert, Thomas
Age: 75
Date of Death: 11/1851
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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St Hilary's Church, Wallasey, Merseyside, England

Gravestone at St Hilary’s Church, Wallasey commemorating Thomas Nelson Stewart d. 1866 in the loss of the ‘Nerbudda’

Location

St Hilary's Church, Wallasey, Merseyside, England

Transcript

'Thomas Nelson Stewart, lost in 'Nerbudda' which sailed from Liverpool for Bombay in November 1866, and has not since been heard of'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: Nerbudda

People

Stewart, Thomas Nelson
Age:
Date of Death: 1866
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Mariner
Organisation: Bombay and Bengal Steam Shipping Co.

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Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff, Wales

Memorial at Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff to James Byron Bowyer,  died in the loss of HMS ‘Aragon’ 1917

Location

Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff, Wales

Transcript

'In loving memory of / William Edward / the beloved son of / William and Margaret Bowyer /who died April 30th 1906 / Aged 31 years / Blessed are the dead which die / in the Lord / Also of James Byron Bowyer / their second and beloved son / who was drowned on / H.M.S. Aragon off Alexandria / Dec 30th 1917, aged 41 / Thou shalt keep him in perfect peace / where mind is stayed on Thee / Also William father of the above / Who died Sept 25th 1931 / Aged 78 years / Also the above / Margaret Bowyer'

Details

Description: Headstone.
Type: Gravestone
Vessel: S.S. Aragon

People

Bowyer, James Byron
Age: 41
Date of Death: 30/12/1917
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Sapper, Royal Engineers
Organisation: British Army

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Notes: Troopship SS 'Aragon' torpedoed off Alexandria by 'UC-34'.