Category Archives: Vessel Loss

Anglican Church, Concepcion, Chile, Rest of the World

Plaque in the Anglican Church, Concepcion, Chile commemorating Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock d. 1914

Location

Anglican Church, Concepcion, Chile, Rest of the World

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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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

Extra

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

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

Extra

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

Rathmullan Cemetery, Rathmullan, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Memorial at Rathmullan Cemetery, Rathmullan, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland commemorating the officers and crew of HMS  ‘Saldanha’ who drowned on 5th January 1811

Location

Rathmullan Cemetery, Rathmullan, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Transcript

'This Stone is erected by the Officers and Company of His Majesty's ship Saldanha. Sacred to the memory of Mr Francis Graham, Midshipman, and John Musket, Elias Mier, Sam Greenwood, Wm Calderon, Philip Tell, Juan Perrot, Wm Baker, seamen, who were unfortunately drowned while employed on the King's Service in Loughswilly, January 5th 1811.'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Vessel: HMS Saldanha

People

Baker, William
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 5/1/1811
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Calderon, William
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 5/1/1811
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Graham, Francis
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 5/1/1811
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Greenwood, Sam
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 5/1/1811
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Mier, Elias
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 5/1/1811
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Musket, John
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 5/1/1811
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Perrot, Juan
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 5/1/1811
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Tell, Philip
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 5/1/1811
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Likely to be an accident with a ship's boat. TNA Log ADM 51/2801

An estimated 253 men drowned when the HMS Saldanha was wrecked off the coast of Ireland in a gale on the night of 4th December 1811

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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Church of St John the Evangelist, Ryhall, Rutland, England

Headstone at Church of St John the Evangelist, Ryhall, Rutland commemorating John Cornelius Morley d. 1866 in the loss of the SS ‘London’

Location

Church of St John the Evangelist, Ryhall, Rutland, England

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of John Morley who died 24 October 1865 aged 76 years. The grass withereth the flower fadeth yet the word of the Lord endureth for ever. Also in affectionate remembrance of John Cornelius son of the above aged 54 years who lost his life with 219 others in the steam ship London on her passage to Australia January 11 1866. Thy way is in the sea and thy path in the great waters and thy footsteps are not known'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: South east side of church near path
Vessel: SS London

People

Morley, John Cornelius
Age: 54
Date of Death: 11/1/1866
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: unknown
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: SS 'London' foundered in bad weather in the Bay of Biscay.

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Memorial at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool commemorating Charles Philip Bain d. 1881

Location

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Transcript

'In loving memory of Cecilla Phillips, who departed this life 1st February 1882, aged 66 years. Also of CHARLES PHILLIP BAIN, grandson of the above, lost at sea in the ship 'LORD STRATHNAIRN' January 1881, aged 26 years'

Details

Type: Headstone
Vessel: Lord Strathnairn

People

Bain, Charles Phillip
Age: 26
Date of Death: 1/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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St Mary's Church, Bridport, Dorset, England

Wall memorial in St Mary’s Church, Bridport, Dorset, commemorating Henry Roberts d. 1802

Location

St Mary's Church, Bridport, Dorset, England

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of Charlotte Carpenter only child of the late Reverend Roberts Rector of Kensworth in the county of Hertford and a relict of Thomas son of the late Reverend William Carpenter of Chiselborne in this county. She died on the 6th of Feby 1818 and lies buried in the churchyard not far from this place. Also of Henry Roberts eldest son of the said Thomas and Charlotte Carpenter Aged about 14 years a midshipman on board HMS Scout sloop of war which foundered at sea in November 1801 on the banks of Newfoundland on her voyage to Halifax in Nova Scotia when all hands perished. Also of William the second son who departed this life on 17th November 1797 aged 8 years and of three others sons Edward, Thomas and Daniel who died in infancy. The remains of the aforesaid Thomas Carpenter are interred in his family vault at Chiselborne. This tablet is erected in grateful recollection of the affectionate solicitude for his children which activated a fond Mother and humble Christian to the last hours of her existence by her youngest and only remaining son now a field officer in the Madras army and serving in the East Indies. Bridport December 1841'

Details

Type: Wall memorial
Position: North wall
Vessel: HMS Scout

People

Roberts, Henry
Age:
Date of Death: 12/1802
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: HMS 'Scout'. Foundered on Newfoundland Banks 1802 not 1801.

St Cadoc's Church, Cadoxton, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Wall tablet at St Cadoc’s Church, Cadoxton, Vale of Glamorgan commemorating Herbert David Matthews d. 1890 in the loss of the SS ‘Highgate’

Location

St Cadoc's Church, Cadoxton, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

Transcript

'In / loving / memory of Herbert David / only and beloved son of / Kate & Matthew Matthews / who lost his life at sea / through collision of the / S.S. Highgate / on February 19th 1890 / Aged 21 years / Watch therefore for he knew / not what hour your Lord doth come.'

Details

Description: Oval wall tablet depicting a capsized ship.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Nave
Artists: L. Hooper
Vessel: SS Highgate

People

Matthews, Herbert David
Age: 21
Date of Death: 19/2/1890
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: From a transcript made by Mr Brian C Luxton in 1973 and published by Glamorgan Family History Society in 1983

Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London, England

Memorial at Kensal Green Cemetery, London commemorating James Akhurst and his family d. 1881 in the wreck of the SS ‘Clan Macduff’

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Location

Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London, England

Transcript

'IN/LOVING MEMORY OF / JAMES AKHURST / OF LEWISHAM / AND OF HIS TWO DAUGHTERS / ADA MARY AND ALICE MAUD / ALL OF WHOM PERISHED IN THE WRECK / OF SS CLAN MACDUFF / ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 20 1881 / THE BODIES OF ADA AND ALICE WERE RECOVERED / AND ARE HERE INTERRED.'

Details

Description: Triangular topped headstone, with curbs and evidence of chains.
Type: Gravestone
Position: North of North Avenue
Materials: Limestone
Vessel: SS Clan MacDuff

People

Akhurst, James
Age:
Date of Death: 20/10/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Akhurst, Ada Mary
Age:
Date of Death: 20/10/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Akhurst, Alice Maud
Age:
Date of Death: 20/10/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: 'Clan Macduff' built 1870, ex 'City of Oxford', purchased by Clan Line in 1881 and sank the same year in bad weather off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 32 lives.