Category Archives: Vessel Loss

Church of St Thomas A Becket, Warblington, Hampshire, England

Headstone at the Church of St Thomas A Becket, Warblington, Hampshire commemorating William Horwood d. 1778

Location

Church of St Thomas A Becket, Warblington, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'Sacred / to the Memory of / SIMON HARRIS / who departed this Life the 2nd April / 1782 in the 87th Year of his Age / Also / WILLIAM HORWOOD / who lost his life with four more of his / Crew in the Unity Sloop on the / Kentish Knock the 13th May 1778 / Aged 45 Years / When jarring elements my bark assailed / All strength was feeble and all efforts failed / Ye Mariners who plough the briny wave / And all the horrors of the tempest brave / Let my disastrous fate attention claim / Life's best security's a virtuous aim'

Details

Description: Palm leaves carved above inscription.
Type: Headstone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Limestone
Vessel: Unity

People

Horwood, William
Age: 45
Date of Death: 13/5/1778
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Notes: DOSSIER.

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Memorial at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool commemorating William Osborne d. 1876 in the loss of the ‘Alcatraz’

Location

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Transcript

'In affectionate remembrance of Henry Gunson, late of Calderbridge, who died 21st. Sept 1876, aged 69 years. Also WILLIAM OSBORNE, grandson of the above, who left San Francisco 7th. August 1876 in the ship ALCATRAZ, and has not since been heard of, aged 20 years'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: H653
Vessel: Alcatraz

People

Osborne, William
Age: 20
Date of Death: 8/1876
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Tavernacle Welsh Baptist Church, The Hayes, Cardiff, Wales

Headstone at Tavernacle Welsh Baptist Church, The Hayes, Cardiff commemorating Josiah Walter d. 1849 in the wreck of the ‘Confidence’

Location

Tavernacle Welsh Baptist Church, The Hayes, Cardiff, Wales

Transcript

'In memory of Maria Eliza daughter of Benjm Williams / late master of The Confidence of Cardiff by Mary his wife / who died Sept 6 1849 aged 11 years / Also of Josiah Walter their son / who was drowned by the wreck of the said vessel off Arran Moor, County of Donagall Ireland Nov 18 1849 aged 13 years / Maria er mor hoy wedd-is-awyr / A Josia Ionwedd...'

Details

Description: Headstone.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: Confidence

People

Williams, Joseph Walter
Age:
Date of Death: 18/11/1849
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh, Scotland

Wall tablet at St Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh commemorating Charlotte Elphinston and John Elphinston d. 1815 in the wreck of the East Indiaman ‘Alexander’

Location

St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh, Scotland

Transcript

'This tablet is erected to memory of Charlotte Elphinston, aged 6 years, and of John Elphinston aged 5 years, children of John Elphinston, Esq., Member of Council Bombay, who, to the inexpressible sorrow of their affectionate parents, were drowned in the wreck of the 'Alexander', East India Ship, on the coast of Weymouth, the 26th March 1815. By their father's direction, their remains were here deposited with the ashes of their kindred, by friends who once hoped to be delighted with their innocence and cheerfulness, and to assist in the pleasing task of cherishing and improving their opening virtues and talents. But the Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.'

Details

Description: One of three wall tablets.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: West Wall exterior
Vessel: Alexander

People

Elphinston, Charlotte
Age: 6
Date of Death: 26/3/1816
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Elphinston, John
Age: 5
Date of Death: 26/3/1815
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation: Honourable East India Company

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Bibliography: John Smith, Edited Sir James Balfour Paul 'Monumental Inscriptions in St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Edinburgh' Scottish Records Society (Edinburgh, 1915).

Sea front, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England

Tablet on the sea front, Ryde, Isle of Wight, commemorating officers and men of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines drowned in the sinking of ‘Royal George’ 1782

Location

Sea front, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF THE MANY OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AT SPITHEAD ON THE 29TH AUGUST 1782 AND WHO LIE BURIED ALONG THIS SEA FRONT AND HERE BY FRIEND UNKNOWN, UNMARKED, UNWEPT, THEY REST', 'UNVEILED BY EARL MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA 31ST AUGUST 1965'

Details

Description: With a relief of the 'Royal George'.
Type: Tablet
Position: Wall
Materials: Bronze
Vessel: HMS Royal George

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Notes: 'Royal George' sank at anchor off Spithead 29 August 1782.

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton, Rutland, England

Memorial to Commander Montague Wriothesley Noel RN, d. 1941, at Exton, Rutland.

Location

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton, Rutland, England

Transcript

'In thankful memory of / MONTAGUE WRIOTHESLEY NOEL / Commander Royal Navy / Son of Admiral Charles Noel / Born November 12th 1892 / During the First World War / he was twice decorated / with the Royal Humane Society's Bronze Medal / for life-saving at sea / Having retired in 1935/ he was appointed Financial Secretary to / the Diocese of Lichfield / and lay reader therein / but on t he renewed outbreak of war / he volunteered forthwith for active service again/ and on April 6th 1941 / while on Convoy duty in the English Channel / gave his life for his men / Joyful, courageous and loving of heart / fervent in spirit serving the Lord / he brought men to CHRIST / GOD is love and he that dwelleth in love / dwelleth in GOD and GOD in him'

Details

Description: At top, coat of arms with motto: 'TOUT BIEN OU RIEN'.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HMS Torrent

Event Category

1939-1945 Second World War

People

Noel, Montague Wriothesley
Age: 49
Date of Death: 6/4/1941
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Commander RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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Notes: Name on Royal Naval Patrol Service Memorial at Lowestoft. HMS 'Torrent' ex 'Anna Marie', sunk by mine off Falmouth.
Bibliography: 'The Times' 5 May 1941 p.1

St Andrew's Parish Church, St Andrew's, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Memorial at St Andrew’s, Guernsey commemorating Fanny Rosa Price d. 1850 in the loss of the ‘Superb’

Location

St Andrew's Parish Church, St Andrew's, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Transcript

'SHE IS NOT HERE / SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF FANNY ROSA PRICE, AGED 18 / DAUGHTER OF CAPT. PRICE RN WHO WAS LOST / WHEN THE SUPERB WAS WRECKED / 24 SEPT AD 1850 / TO KNOW HER / WAS TO LOVE HER. / SAY WHY SHOULD FRIENDSHIP MOURN FOR THEE, / WHO SAFE ARRIVED ON CANAAN'S SHORE / FROM EVERY EARTHLY TROUBLE FREE / THOU ART NOT LOST BUT GONE BEFORE / THROUGH MANY DAYS WITH PAIN OPPRESSED / THY GENTLE SPIRIT NUMBERED O'ER / THOU NOW HAST FOUND A HEAVENLY REST / THOU ART NOT LOST BUT GONE BEFORE / SWEET IS THE REST WHERE CHRISTIANS LIE / AND SWEET THE STRAINS WHICH ANGELS BORE / THEN WHY SHOULD I LAMENT AND SIGH / SHE IS NOT LOST BUT GONE BEFORE / SECURE FROM EVERY ANXIOUS CARE / BY SIN AND SORROW VEXED NO MORE / CELESTIAL JOYS ARE NOW THY SHARE / THOU ART NOT LOST BUT GONE BEFORE / TO ZION'S PEACEFUL COAST ABOVE / MAY I IN TRIUMPH SOAR / TO DWELL IN BLISS WITH THOSE I LOVE / WHO ARE NOT LOST BUT GONE BEFORE'

Details

Description: Broken column.
Type: Column
Materials: Granite
Vessel: Superb

People

Price, Fanny Rosa
Age:
Date of Death: 24/9/1850
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

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Notes: 'Superb' paddle steamer of Guernsey wrecked on Minquier's reef.
Bibliography: David Kreckeler 'Nineteenth Century Monumental Memorials in Guernsey and their history of nautical interest' (typescript).

Anglican Church, Concepcion Chile

Location

Anglican Church, Concepcion Chile

Transcript

'To the glory of God and in memory of Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock KCVC CB and the officers and men under his command who fell gloriously in the naval action off Santa Maria Island, Coronel, November 1st, 1914. "God forbid that I should do this thing, and flee away from them; if our time be come, let us die manfully for our bretheren, and let us not stain our honour." 1 Maccabees IX-10'

Details

Type: Plaque

Event

Battle of Cape Coronel 1914

Event Date

1914

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Cradock, Christopher
Age:
Date of Death: 1/11/1914
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Rear Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy

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Holy Trinity Church, Millbrook, Southampton, England

Brass at Holy Trinity Church, Millbrook, Southampton commemorating purser Reginald Lomond Barker lost in RMS ‘Titanic’ 1912

Location

Holy Trinity Church, Millbrook, Southampton, England

Transcript

'In loving memory of / REGINALD LOMOND BARKER, / who perished whilst on duty / S.S. TITANIC / April 15th 1912. Aged 42 years. / "Nearer my God to Thee"'

Details

Type: Wall plaque
Materials: Brass
Vessel: RMS Titanic

People

Barker, Reginald Lomond
Age: 42
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Assistant Purser
Organisation: White Star Line

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

St Michael's Church, Bugle Street, Southampton, England

Wall monument in St Michael’s Church, Southampton commemorating those lost in SS ‘Amazon’ 1852

Location

St Michael's Church, Bugle Street, Southampton, England

Transcript

'ERECTED BY THE ROYAL MAIL STEAM PACKET COMPANY / IN HONOUR OF THE CAPTAIN, OFFICERS AND CREW / WHO PERISHED BY THE DESTRUCTION OF THE AMAZON / STEAM SHIP BY FIRE AT SEA ON THE 4TH JANY 1852 / WILLIAM SYMONS-CAPTAIN / HENRY ROBERTS-CHIEF OFFICER / CHAS HENRY TREWEEKE-2ND OFFICER / JOHN LEWIS-THIRD OFFICER / GEO. FRED. GOODRIDGE-FOURTH OFFICER / FRAN. EDM. STAINFORTH-MIDSHIPMAN / WILLIAM KAHLED STUART-MIDSHIPMAN / JAS. FULLERTON MD-SURGEON / MATTHEW H. STRUTT-PURSER / THOS. W. SHAPCOTT-PURSERS ASSIST. / GEORGE ANGUS-CHIEF ENGINEER / WILLIAM BASTIN-THIRD ENGINEER / ANDREW FERGUSON-FIFTH ENGINEER / FREDERICK DAVEY-SIXTH ENGINEER / DAVID DAVIS-BOATSWAIN / JAMES MURCHIE-CARPENTER / JOHN BLAKE-BEDROOM STEWARD / ELIZABETH SCOTT-STEWARDESS / 50 ABLE SEAMEN, FIREMEN, COAL TRIMMERS, AND SERVANTS'

Details

Description: Stone gothic tracery round a brass inscription tablet. Anchor and oak leaves above the inscription tablet. A panel of sea shells flanked by dolphins at the base.
Type: Wall monuments
Position: South aisle
Materials: Stone, brass
Vessel: SS Amazon

People

Angus, George
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Chief Engineer
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Bastin, William
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 3rd Engineer
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Blake, John
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Bedroom steward
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Davey, Frederick
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 6th Engineer
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Davis, David
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Boatswain
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Ferguson, Andrew
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 5th Engineer
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Fullerton, James
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Surgeon
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Goodridge, George Frederick
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 4th Officer
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Lewis, John
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 3rd Officer
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Murchie, James
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Carpenter
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Roberts, Henry
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Chief Officer
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Scott, Elizabeth
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Stewardess
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Shapcott, Thomas W.
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Purser's assistant
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Stainforth, Francis Edmund
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman RN
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Strutt, Matthew H.
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Purser
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Stuart, William Kahled
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Symons, William
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Treweeke, Charles Henry
Age:
Date of Death: 4/1/1852
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Officer
Organisation: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co

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