Category Archives: Vessel Loss

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

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Bibliography: E.H. Verney 'The last four days of the Eurydice' (Portsmouth, 1879) pp. 56-63 (list of ship's company).

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:

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Recorder: Martin Davies.

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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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:

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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

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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:

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Bibliography: Richard Larn 'Devon Shipwrecks' (Newton Abbot, 1974) p. 89.

Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, London, England

Wall tablet at the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich commemorating naval officers who were former pupils of the  Royal Naval School and who died on active service during the Crimea War

Location

Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, London, England

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / THE UNDERMENTIONED OFFICERS, FORMERLY PUPILS OF / The Royal Naval School, / WHO FELL NOBLY SERVING THEIR COUNTRY / IN THE RUSSIAN WAR. / LIEUT. E. W. M. CARRINGTON R.N. / KILLED AT GAMLA KARLEBY 7TH JUNE 1854. / CAPTAIN EDWIN RICHARDS, / H.M. 41ST REGIMENT / KILLED AT THE HEAD OF HIS COMPANY, / AT THE BATTLE OF INKERMANN, 5TH NOVEMBER 1854 / R. O. LEWIS ESQRE. R.N. / MASTER OF H.M. TRANSPORT 'RESOLUTE' / LOST IN THE STORM OFF BALACLAVA, 14TH NOVEMBER 1854. / RICHARD MORRIS ESQRE R.N. MATE OF H.M.S. 'WASP' / DIED OF CHOLERA BEFORE SEBASTOPOL, 23RD NOVEMBER 1854. / SIDNEY SMITH BOXER ESQRE / ASSISTANT SECRETARY TO REAR ADMIRAL BOXER / DIED OF CHOLERA AT BALACLAVA, 1ST JUNE 1855. / IN REMEMBRANCE AND APPRECIATION OF / THEIR GALLANT AND MERITORIOUS SERVICES / A FEW FORMER PUPILS AND FRIENDS OF THE INSTITUTION / HAVE ERECTED THIS MONUMENT / HONOR VIRTUTIS COMES / "WE BEING MANY, ARE ONE BODY IN CHRIST / AND EVERY ONE MEMBERS ONE OF ANOTHER" ROMANS XII-5'

Details

Type: Wall tablet
Materials: White marble
Artists: E. J. Physick
Vessel: HM Transport Resolute, HMS Wasp

Event

Crimea War

Event Date

1853-1856

Event Category

19th century conflicts in Asia

People

Boxer, Sidney Smith
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1855
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Assistant Secretary
Organisation:
Carrington, E. W. M.
Age:
Date of Death: 7/6/1854
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Lewis, R. O.
Age:
Date of Death: 15/11/1854
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Morris, Richard
Age:
Date of Death: 23/11/1854
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Mate RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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