Category Archives: Vessel Loss

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).

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

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.

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:

Extra

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’

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:

Extra

Notes: Vessel not listed in 'Lloyd's Register' or 'Mercantile Navy List'.

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 Nicholas's methodist church, Topsham, Devon, England

Wall plaque in St Nicholas’s methodist church, Topsham, Devon dedicated to D. G. Saunders and the officers and crew of ‘John Holman’ lost 1912

Location

St Nicholas's methodist church, Topsham, Devon, England

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF CAPTAIN D G SAUNDERS GRANDSON OF A SAUNDERS MASTER OF THE BARQUE 'JOHN HOLMAN' LOST OFF THE HORN 1861. THE ENGINEERS, OFFICERS AND CREW OF THE STEAMER ARCHTOR LOST WITH ALL HANDS IN HEAVY WEATHER IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC JANUARY 1912. PSALM 107 23-29'

Details

Description: Memorial with a pediment and pilasters. Angel with wreath right and over a ship in heavy weather in the left corner.
Type: Wall plaque
Position: In former north porch on West Wall
Materials: Bronze
Vessel: SS Archtor, John Holman

People

Saunders, D. G.
Age:
Date of Death: 1/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:
Saunders, A.
Age:
Date of Death: 30/9/1861
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

Extra

Avalanche Road Church, Southwell, Dorset, England

Avalanche Memorial Church at  Southwell, Dorset, which commemorates the loss of clipper ‘Avalanche’ off Portland Bill in 1877

Location

Avalanche Road Church, Southwell, Dorset, England

Details

Type: Church
Vessel: Avalanche

Extra

Notes: Clipper 'Avalanche' sank after collision with 'Forrest' off Portland Bill 11/9/1877. Church built by public subscription and memorials include plaques and stained glass windows.
Bibliography: David Saunders 'Maritime Memorials & Mementoes' (Yeovil, 1996) p. 116.

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.