Category Archives: Vessel Loss

All Saints Church, Dovercourt, Essex, England

Memorial at All Saints Church, Dovercourt, Essex, commemorating John Precious d. 1907

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Location

All Saints Church, Dovercourt, Essex, England

Transcript

'IN LOVING MEMORY OF / JOHN PRECIOUS, / CAPTAIN OF THE G.E.R. R. M.S.BERLIN, / WHO WAS DROWNED OFF / THE HOOK OF HOLLAND, / 21 FEB 1907 / AGED 45 YEARS.'

Details

Description: A carved anchor and chain on a rock, now damaged.
Type: Memorial
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Marble
Vessel: SS Berlin

People

Precious, John
Age: 45
Date of Death: 21/2/1907
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

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St John the Evangelist, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Memorial at St John the Evangelist, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire commemorating the officers and crew of the SS ‘Broomfleet’ which was lost in gales on 13th December 1933

Location

St John the Evangelist, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Transcript

'To the memory of the officers and crew of the S.S. Broomfleet which sailed from this port on Dec 13th 1933 and foundered in the North Sea off the Norfolk Coast
"So richly laden you laboured in deep water: your rowers took you out into the High Seas; And an east wind wrecked you in the Deep" Ezekiel 28 V.26.
J.W. Hutchinson Master, E. Gunnill Chief officer, W. Hiley 2nd Officer, J. Harlington Chief Engineer, C. Doubtfire 2nd Engineer, C. Upcroft Steward, R Dade A.B. A. McKay A.B. W. Darragh A.B. D. Greenwood Ordinary Seaman, J.F. Green Donkeyman, A.A. Conin Fireman, H. Smart Fireman. This memorial is the joint gift of Relatives, Friends and Employees'

Details

Description: Carving of the ship above the inscription.
Type: Tablet
Vessel: SS Broomfleet

People

Conin, A. A.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 1933
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fireman
Organisation: Ebor Steamship Co, Goole
Dade, R.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 1933
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Ebor Steamship Co, Goole
Darragh, W.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 1933
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Ebor Steamship Co, Goole
Doubtfire, C.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 1933
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Engineer
Organisation: Ebor Steamship Co, Goole
Green, J. F.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 1933
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Donkeyman
Organisation: Ebor Steamship Co, Goole
Greenwood, D.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 1933
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Ordinary Seaman
Organisation: Ebor Steamship Co, Goole
Gunnill, E.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 1933
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Chief Officer
Organisation: Ebor Steamship Co, Goole
Harlington, J.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 1933
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Chief Engineer
Organisation: Ebor Steamship Co, Goole
Hiley, W.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 1933
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Officer
Organisation: Ebor Steamship Co, Goole
Hutchinson, J. W.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 1933
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Ebor Steamship Co, Goole
McKay, A.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 1933
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Ebor Steamship Co, Goole
Smart, H.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 1933
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fireman
Organisation: Ebor Steamship Co, Goole
Upcroft, C.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 1933
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Steward
Organisation: Ebor Steamship Co, Goole

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Notes: SS 'Broomfleet' was built in Middlesborough in 1915 and originally named ‘Avonwood’. It was registered by the London Transport Company in 1917. The Ebor Steamship Co, Coole registered the renamed ‘Bloomfleet’ in 1930. The steamer founded in gales enroute with coal, from Goole in Yorkshire to Ipswich, Suffolk. The owners were E. P. Atkinson & Sons.

St Andrew's Church, Clewer, Windsor and Maidenhead, England

Cross at St Andrew’s Church, Clewer, Windsor and Maidenhead commemorating Owen Allum d. 1912 in the loss of ‘Titanic’

Location

St Andrew's Church, Clewer, Windsor and Maidenhead, England

Details

Type: Cross
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Stone
Vessel: Titanic

People

Allum, Owen
Age: 17
Date of Death: 14/4/1912
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Telegraph boy
Organisation:

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St Ann's Church, Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth, England

Wall tablet in St Ann’s Church, Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth, commemorating Lieutenant Francis Hope Tabor RN d. 1878

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Location

St Ann's Church, Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth, England

Transcript

'EURYDICE / In affectionate remembrance of / FRANCIS HOPE TABOR, / LIEUTENANT ROYAL NAVY; / WHO WAS DROWNED BY THE CAPSIZE OF / H.M.S. "EURYDICE," / OFF DUNNOSE, ISLE OF WIGHT, / MARCH 24TH 1878. / THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THe OFFICERS / OF THE SHIPS IN WHICH HE HAD SERVED.'

Details

Description: The incription on a carved marble scroll, above which is an anchor carved in high relief with the chain wrapped around a cross. It stands on a rock on which is carved part of a laurel wreath. Below the inscription tablet, a shield of arms and a crest with the motto: 'VINCIT VERITAS'.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Chancel arch
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HMS Eurydice

People

Tabor, Francis Hope
Age:
Date of Death: 24/3/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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All Saints Church, Dovercourt, Essex, England

Memorial at All Saints Church, Dovercourt, Essex, commemorating William John Moor d. 1907

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Location

All Saints Church, Dovercourt, Essex, England

Transcript

'WRECK OF THE S.S. 'BERLIN'/ OFF THE HOOK OF HOLLAND. / IN LOVING MEMORY OF / WILLIAM JOHN MOOR / CHIEF STEWARD / WHO WAS DROWNED 21ST FEBRUARY 1907. / AGED 48 YEARS. / HIS LAST NOBLE AND HEROIC ACT WILL EVER / BE RETAINED IN OUR MEMORIES. ALSO OF CHARLOTTE CAROLINE, / WIFE OF THE ABOVE, WHO DIED 30TH AUG 1921 / AGED 57' [On the kerbstones] 'ALSO OF HUBERT CLAUDE MOOR / KILLED IN FRANCE 1916 AGED 18 YEARS.'

Details

Description: A carved memorial with a statue of a cherub scattering roses on Moor's grave at the top. The figure stands on a rock on which is placed an anchor with a chain and a laurel wreath with a ribbon inscribed 'HERO'. A photograph of W.J. Moor was placed above the inscription (now damaged). The grave has kerbstones and chains (now missing). The surface is covered with marble chips.
Type: Memorial
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Marble
Vessel: SS Berlin

People

Moor, William John
Age: 46
Date of Death: 21/2/1907
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Chief Steward
Organisation: Great Eastern Railway

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All Saints' Church, Lydd, Kent, England

Headstone at All Saints’ Church, Lydd, Kent commemorating Andrew Finlay d. 1835

Location

All Saints' Church, Lydd, Kent, England

Transcript

' In / MEMORY OF / CAPT. ANDREW FINLAY / OF SUNDERLAND WHO WAS / SHIPWRECKED / AND DROWNED IN THE EAST BAY / OF LYDD OCTR. 26TH 1835.'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Sandstone

People

Finlay, Andrew
Age:
Date of Death: 26/10/1835
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Unknown

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St German's Church, Rame, Cornwall, England

Gravestone in Rame, Cornwall dedicated to Thomas Hicks d. 1890

Location

St German's Church, Rame, Cornwall, England

Transcript

'IN / MEMORIAM / RICHARD HOCKEN / DIED DECEMBER 20TH 18.. / AGED 72 YEARS / Also / EDGAR HOCKEN / GRANDSON OF THE ABOVE / DIED OCTOBER 7TH 1890 / AGED 15 MONTHS / Also / THOMAS HICKS / LATE BOATSWAIN OF H.M.S. SERPENT / WHO WAS LOST ON THE COAST OF SPAIN / ON THE NIGHT OF NOVEMBER 10TH 1890 / AGED 38 YEARS / AND THE SEA SHALL GIVE UP HER DEAD'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: HMS Serpent

People

Hicks, Thomas
Age: 38
Date of Death: 10/11/1890
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Bosun
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Bosun HMS 'Serpent' wrecked near Corcubion Bay, N. Spain 10/11/1890.

St Sampson's Church, St Sampson, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Memorial at  St Sampson, Guernsey commemorating the passengers and crew of the ‘Channel Queen’ wrecked 1898

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Location

St Sampson's Church, St Sampson, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Transcript

[East panel] 'TO THE MEMORY OF THE / PASSENGERS AND CREW WHO / PERISHED IN THE WRECK OF THE / 'CHANNEL QUEEN' / ON THE NORTH COAST OF GUERNSEY / IST FEBRUARY 1898. / ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION' [North Panel] 'PASSSENGERS / FRANK COWELL OF PLYMOUTH / DOLLY AYRES [OF PLYMOUTH] / SEAMEN / ALFRED SCAWN, ENGINEER OF PLYMOUTH, / CHARLES THOMPSON, COOK [OF PLYMOUTH] / HENRY DAVEY A.B. [OF PLYMOUTH], / HENRY HAWKINS, GREASER [OF PLYMOUTH], / JOHN FUDGE, FIREMAN OF JERSEY, /OUT OF THE DEEP HAVE I CALLED UNTO THE LORD' [South panel] FRANCOIS BELLEC, DE ST POL DE LÉON / YVES MILIN, [DE ST POL DE LÉON] / FRANCOIS VELLY, [DE ST POL DE LÉON] / CLAUDE CORRE [ST POL DE LÉON ] / YVES LE NENN, [ST POL DE LÉON] / PAUL LE ROUX, DE ROSCOFF / HENRI CREIGNOU, [DE ROSCOFF] / FRANCOIS LE BIHAN, [DE ROSCOFF] / JEAN-MARIE LE BIHAM, [DE ROSCOFF] / ESPRIT KERBIRION, [DE ROSCOFF] / JEAN-MARIE CORRE, [DE ROSCOFF] / JOSEPH TANGUY, [DE ROSCOFF] / CHARLES CABIOCH, [DE ROSCOFF] / YVES ARGOUARCH, DE SANTEC / DE PROFUNDIS CLAMAVI AD TE DOMINE'

Details

Description: In the form of a rock with a cross at the top within granite kerbs and railings.
Type: Memorial
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Dartmoor granite
Artists: Harry Hem & Sons
Vessel: Channel Queen

People

Argouarch, Yves
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Ayres, Dolly
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Bellec, Francois
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Cabioch, Charles
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Corre, Jean-Marie
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Corre, Claude
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Cowell, Frank
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Creignou, Henri
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Davey, Henry
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Fudge, John
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fireman
Organisation:
Hawkins, Henry
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Greaser
Organisation:
Kerbirion, Esprit
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Le Bihan, Francois
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Le Bihan, Jean-Marie
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Le Nenn, Yves
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Le Roux, Paul
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Milin, Yves
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Scawn, Alfred
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Engineer
Organisation:
Tanguy, Joseph
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Thompson, Charles
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Cook
Organisation:
Velly, Francois
Age:
Date of Death: 1/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: David Kreckeler 'Nineteenth Century Monumental Memorials in Guernsey and their history of nautical interest' (typescript).

Doughty Road Old Cemetery, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

Gravestone at Doughty Road Old Cemetery, Grimsby commemorating Henry Davy d. 1911 in the loss of the SS ‘Persia’

Location

Doughty Road Old Cemetery, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

Transcript

'To the memory of Henry Davy chief engineer of the ill fated 'SS Persia' which was lost with all hands in the North Sea on or about 16 April 1911, aged 57 years'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Vessel: SS Persia

People

Davy, Henry
Age: 57
Date of Death: 16/4/1911
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Chief Engineer
Organisation:

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Protestant burial ground, Rome, Italy

Gravestone in Protestant burial ground, Rome commemorating the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley d. 1822

Location

Protestant burial ground, Rome, Italy

Transcript

'PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY / COR CORDIUM / NATUS IV AUG MDCCXCII / OBIIT VIII JUL. MDCCCXXII / Nothing of him that doth fade / But doth suffer a sea-change / Into something rich and strange'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Vessel: Don Juan

People

Shelley, Percy Bysshe
Age:
Date of Death: 8/7/1822
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Poet
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Poet, drowned in yachting accident.
Bibliography: Dr Garnet 'The Shelley Monuments', 'Illustrated London News' (May 21 1892) p. 627.