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

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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

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

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

Ballyhalbert Graveyard, Ballyhalbert, County Down, Northern Ireland

Memorial at Ballyhalbert Graveyard, Ballyhalbert, County Down, Northern Ireland commemorating Captain Charles McWhirk, d. 1838 in the loss of the ‘Rowena’

Location

Ballyhalbert Graveyard, Ballyhalbert, County Down, Northern Ireland

Transcript

'Here lieth the body of Captain Charles McWhirk of Ballyhalbert who was lost at Skerries with all the crew of the ship 'Rowena' of Belfast of which vessel he commanded on Feb 24th 1838 aged 30 years'

Details

Vessel: Rowena

People

McWhirk, Charles
Age: 30
Date of Death: 24/2/1838
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Unknown

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Notes: The Rowena was on route from Chepstow, Monmouthshire to Belfast when she ran aground and was wrecked off St Patrick's Island, Dublin.

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’ / September 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: Unknown
Organisation: Royal Navy

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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

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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 Cattwg's Church, Port Eynon, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Gravestone in St Cattwg’s Church, Port Eynon, Wales dedicated to those lost in the SS ‘Agnes Jack’, which foundered in 1883.

Location

St Cattwg's Church, Port Eynon, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Transcript

'And the sea gave up the dead. Sacred To the memory of the eighteen mariners who perished in the wreck of the S.S. "Agnes Jack" of the Bacon Line on Port Eynon Point, Jan 27th 1883 within sight of a large number of people on the shore who were powerless to render any aid. Jno. Jones, Master, W.G. Watkins, Chief Officer, Wm. Waben, 2nd [officer] W. Morrison, Chief Engineer, J. Dowse, 2nd [engineer] D. Williams, W. Johnson, G. Cook, J. Yeo, Jas. Jones, R. Roberts, J. Williams, W. Smith, J. Owen, G. George, A. Hill, J. Finn, Phillip Beynon, Pilot. Oh! had there been a lifeboat there, To breast the stormy main, These men might not have perished thus, Imploring help in vain. C.B.'

Details

Description: Plain slate headstone.


Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Slate
Vessel: Agnes Jack

People

Beynon, Phillip
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Pilot
Organisation:
Cook, G.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Dowse, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Engineer
Organisation:
Finn, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
George, G.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Hill, A.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Johnson, W.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Jones, James
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Jones, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:
Morrison, W.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Chief engineer
Organisation:
Owen, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Roberts, R.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Smith, W.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Waben, William
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Officer
Organisation:
Watkins, W.G.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Chief Officer
Organisation:
Williams, D.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Williams, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Yeo, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:

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